Straw wattles are erosion, sediment, and storm water runoff control devices. They are tubular and straw-filled, held together by photodegradable plastic or biodegradable burlap netting. Each fiber roll is nine inches in diameter and 25 feet long, weighing approximately 60 pounds. They capture sediment and spread water rather than concentrating the flow and volume, as drainage sewers do. Each straw wattle contains natural straw. When left in place, they help prevent slope erosion. After decomposition, they become part of the landscaping.
Straw wattles are designed to stabilize slopes and prevent erosion by slowing the creep of loose soil and helping to break up the formation of rills and gullies. They have been proven to keep our fresh water system free of pollution.
Since straw wattles have a low profile, they easily blend into the environment. They can protect the environment for up to two years because the straw eventually mulches down and the plastic netting photodegrades.
Since burlap is biodegradable, there is no clean-up required as opposed to the standard plastic netting. Caltrans now requires the use of burlap wrapped straw wattles on many jobs.
Most hardware, construction and irrigation supply stores such as Home Depot or Lowes typically sell straw wattles.
An-Wil Burlap-Wrapped Straw Wattles are packaged in 10 rolls/pallet or 13 rolls/pallet, depending on customer preference. Our 10 rolls/pallet is especially designed to fit inside box trucks and containers, while our 13 rolls/pallet is designed to maximize space on a flatbed.
As you see in our photos, we offer three different pallet covers options: no pallet cover, partial pallet cover, and full pallet cover.
During summer months when there is no chance of rain, pallet covers are typically not required. A small pallet cover is used during light rain to reduce moisture from entering the straw wattles. A full pallet cover is used during winter months to protect the straw wattles against rainstorms.
Full pallet covers are recommended for retailers who store their straw wattles outside or on job-sites.
An-Wil is a major manufacturer of standard straw wattles and burlap wrapped straw wattles. Whether you need a truckload or just a pallet, we are here to help.