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Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Emily, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Emily

    Emily LawnSite Member
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    This is my first post and the reason I joined is because I work for a contracting company that needs 9" landscaping/gripper stakes and I can't find them so I thought I would recruit some wonderful professionals that might be able to help. The spec sheet I received for the job specified that we need the Redpath Gripper Poly-Nails, which are exactly what we need, BUT we're a government contractor and we're not allowed to order out of the country. Redpath doesn't have any stateside distributors anymore. Does anyone know where I can find these nails? They have to be the gripper ones for loose/sandy soil. I would really appreciate it! Thanks and have a wonderful day!
     
  2. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. Emily

    Emily LawnSite Member
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    Thank you so much for your reply! The EcoPins are close but they can't be biodegradable D':
     
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    What are the pins going to be used for, landscape fabric, erosion control, etc....
     
  5. Danscapes

    Danscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Eco-pins are bio-degradable, I really don't know why though, because when you think about it if you staking fabric down you would want them to last for a long time not rot.
     
  6. Emily

    Emily LawnSite Member
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    It is going to be used with some sort of fabric to stop landslide issues, if that helps!
     
  7. yardatwork

    yardatwork LawnSite Senior Member
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    Lowe's has landscape fabric pins. If you're just looking to stake down fabric do they really need to be 9" and a specific brand?
     
  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    another thought too would to use Aluminum spikes or long nails of some sort.

    Otherwise I would go with the fabric pins like suggested. Sure they'll deteriorate, but it will take a very long time for that to happen, and if you're putting anything over the fabric such as rock, that will hold it in place in the long-run too.

    Plastic tent spikes might work too.
     
  9. Emily

    Emily LawnSite Member
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    It's government so they say 9" or more but no less, I found 6" ones but were rejected.
     
  10. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
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    Around here, we use biodegradable erosion control fabric on slopes that are hydro seeded. The bio-degradable pins and fabric disentigrate, but they take a while...which allows the wild grass seed to grow to the point that its root systems can support the slope safely
     

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