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Western Excelsior Resources

Western Excelsior has developed several resources for the erosion control professional to provide industry connection and education for current and relevant topics. Additionally, resources are provided herein to support design and installation of Western Excelsior products. Finally, Western Excelsior provides a database of current approvals for regulatory (DOT) agencies and specifications that help ensure compliance for the end user.

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Press Release Archive

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White Papers - E3C
Volume Date Topic/Description
E3C Volume 7 - Introduction to PP5-Xtreme 04_06_10 Western Excelsior brings continuously woven Turf Reinforcement Technology to the PP5 line of TRMs with PP5-Xtreme. The new material has been engineered to provide excellent vegetation establishment and protection.
E3C Volume 6 - Introduction to TACKMATs 12_10_09 Western Excelsior brings treated ECB technology to straw blankets, providing industry leading performance and economy for low-gradient/low-risk situations.
E3C Volume 5 - Introduction to TACKMATx 06_01_09 Western Excelsior brings a new level of performance in slope protection with the introduction of TACKMATx. The polymer infused excelsior blanket has been engineered to yield optimal performance and economy.
E3C Volume 4 - Sediment Control Logs - Versatile Value 02_24_09 Volume 4 presents an introduction to sediment control practices, in particular sediment control logs.
E3C Volume 3 - Introduction to EED - Erosion Design Software Developed by Western Excelsior 12_1_07 Western Excelsior has developed a state of the art design tool for erosion control professionals. Discover the features and attributes of Excel Erosion Design (EED) in E3C Volume 3.
E3C Volume 2 - The Excelsior Advantage 11_01_07 Volume 2 of E3C presents the Excelsior Story and explains the virtues and advantages of utilizing Excelsior ECBs.
E3C Volume 1 - How to Identify and Use Quality Straw Blankets 08_01_07 Often times it is difficult to differentiate between Temporary Straw Erosion Control Blankets produced by alternative vendors. However, quality and performance always matter. Learn about how to identify and use top quality straw blankets in E3C Volume 1.

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Installation Support

Each Western Excelsior RECP is installed with a product-specific stapling pattern. The general guidelines are similar, however, for all RECPs. The general procedures are as follows.

Slope Instructions

Slope Installation Diagram
Step 1 - Site Preparation
Prepare site to design profile and grade. Remove debris, rocks, clods, etc.. Ground surface should be smooth prior to installation to ensure blanket remains in contact with slope.


Step 2 - Seeding
Seeding of site should be conducted to design requirements or to follow local or state seeding requirements as necessary.


Step 3 - Staple Selection
At a minimum, 6" long by 1" crown, 11 gauge staples are to be used to secure the blanket to the ground surface. Installation in rocky, sandy or other loose soil may require longer staples.


Step 4 - Excavate Anchor Trench and Secure Blanket
Excavate a trench along the top of the slope to secure the upstream end of the blanket. The trench should run along the length of the installation, be 6" wide and 6" deep. Staple blanket along bottom of trench, fill with compacted soil, overlap blanket towards toe of slope and secure with row of staples (shown in Figures A, B and D).


Step 5 - Secure Body of Blanket
Roll blanket down slope from anchor trench. Staple body of blanket following the pattern shown in Figure D. Leave end of blanket unstapled to allow for overlap shown in Figure E. Place downstream blanket underneath upstream blanket to from shingle pattern. Staple seam as shown in Figure D. Secure downstream blanket with stapling pattern shown in Figure C. Stapling pattern shown in Figure C reflects minimum staples to be used. More staples may be required to ensure blanket is sufficiently secured to resist mowers and foot traffic and to ensure blanket is in contact with soil surface over the entire area of blanket.


Step 6 - Continue Along Slope - Complete Installation
Overlap adjacent blankets as shown in Figure F and repeat Step 5. Secure toe of slope using stapling pattern shown in Figure D. Secure edges of installation by stapling at 1.0' intervals along the terminal edge.


Channel Instructions

Channel Installation Diagram
Step 1 - Site Preparation
Prepare site to design profile and grade. Remove debris, rocks, clods, etc.. Ground surface should be smooth prior to installation to ensure blanket remains in contact with slope.


Step 2 - Seeding
Seeding of site should be conducted to design requirements or to follow local or state seeding requirements as necessary.


Step 3 - Staple Selection
At a minimum, 6" long by 1" crown, 11 gauge staples are to be used to secure the blanket to the ground surface. Installation in rocky, sandy or other loose soil may require longer staples.


Step 4 - Excavate Anchor Trench and Secure Blanket
Excavate a trench along the top of the slope to secure the upstream end of the blanket. The trench should run along the length of the installation, be 6" wide and 6" deep. Staple blanket along bottom of trench, fill with compacted soil, overlap blanket towards toe of slope and secure with row of staples (shown in Figures A, B and D).


Step 5 - Secure Body of Blanket
Roll blanket down slope from anchor trench. Staple body of blanket following the pattern shown in Figure C. Leave end of blanket unstapled to allow for overlap shown in Figure E. Place downstream blanket underneath upstream blanket to from shingle pattern. Staple seam as shown in Figure D. Secure downstream blanket with stapling pattern shown in Figure C. Stapling pattern shown in Figure C reflects minimum staples to be used. More staples may be required to ensure blanket is sufficiently secured to resist mowers and foot traffic and to ensure blanket is in contact with soil surface over the entire area of blanket.


Step 6 - Continue Along Slope - Complete Installation
Overlap adjacent blankets as shown in Figure F and repeat Step 5. Secure toe of slope using stapling pattern shown in Figure D. Secure edges of installation by stapling at 1.0' intervals along the terminal edge.


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Design Support

Excel Erosion DesignWestern Excelsior has developed a state-of-the-practice design program that is available here. Excel Erosion Design (EED) allows for the prediction of performance for on-site conditions and product selection. EED has been designed to allow for simple or complete analysis and provides a menu of options for the user to choose from to match the unique product features to the risk profile and in-situ conditions of the project. EED is free to use and available exclusively at www.westernexcelsior.com

Specify Western Excelsior

In order to ensure the proper Western Excelsior product is used on the jobsite, generic specifications are provided here. AutoCad, pdf and CSI formatted specifications are presented in the following table. Within these documents, installation instructions, required material properties and performance equivalencies are outlined.

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Approvals - DOT/ECTC/FHWA/Other

Western Excelsior provides a database of current approvals for various standard specifications and department of transportation programs. Click Here to search the regulatory database.


 
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