Dead Wedge Stakes
Dead wedge stakes are pieces of hardwood cut into long wedges to secure wattles, brush mattresses and other applications of soil bioengineering and erosion control measures.
Stake Sizes: 1-1/4” x 3-1/4” x 2-1/2’ longInstallation Notes: This technique is simple, effective and can be installed with little site disturbance. Material is placed in 6” wide trenches on banks or slopes parallel to the stream contour and partially covered with soil. Wedge-like dead stakes secure them in place at 2’-3’ intervals. Live stakes can also be used in conjunction with dead stakes to secure the material. Straw mulching the site after installation retains moisture and reduces surface erosion. Irrigating after installation is necessary if the soil is dry.
Wattle/Fascine Sizes: 6’ or 8’ lengths are recommended for ease of handling; available in 4”-8” diameters or 8”-12” diameters (custom lengths and diameters are available)