The Falcon Hex Pins are an innovative fastener providing significantly greater pullout resistance than typical straight pins or staples. Available in configurations specialized for different soil types, the Falcon Hex Pins improve pullout performance in soft or sandy soils, as well as compact, cohesive soils. This allows for better tie down of seams, simple simulated check trench construction and replacement of more costly hardware in some instances. The Falcon Hex Pins are installed using a hand drill with either a custom chuck or a standard 1.5” Hex socket. Installing the fasteners is quick and easy. Galvanized for long life, and more durable than hand driven fasteners, Falcon Hex Pins are more reliable and provide greater confidence in blanket or TRM tie down.
Variants & Applications
Falcon Hex Pins come in two variants, each with two configurations. The HS-8 and HS-12 are designed for loose soils, think S for soft, sandy, or silty soils. The HC-8 and HC-12 are optimized for compact, cohesive and heavy clay soils. Both the HS and HC variants are available in 8 inch or 12 inch lengths.
Sizing & Dimensions
Hex Diameter (A)
Twist Pin Length (B)
End Length ( C)
Coil Diameter (D)
Falcon Hex Pins can be used in conjunction with just about any RECP, however, they are ideally suited to TRM tie-down. The large-diameter head gives ample catch without the need for additional washers. In comparison to other fasteners, Falcon Hex Pins provide up to ten times the pullout resistance of other fasteners. Typically, a minimum of 25-50 pounds of pullout resistance is required for a TRM installation. In soil soils, staples or straight pins may only provide 10-15. Falcon Hex Pins make these projects viable with greater than sufficient pullout in poor soils.
Additionally, Falcon Hex Pins are galvanized to extend the life of the fasteners when in place. This can significantly increase the performance of any TRM system, especially in conditions where vegetation is slow to establish.
Falcon Hex pins install using a cordless hand drill and with a custom chuck or a standard 1.5” hex socket. Considering placement, hammer effort, and breakage, the Falcon Hex pins are more convenient and efficient to install.
Install the Custom chuck or a 1.5 inch hex socket into a hand drill
Place the Falcon Hex Pin into the socket. Ensure no debris is on the pin before installing.
Place the end of the Falcon Hex Pin through the erosion control matting before engaging the drill. Install the pin with slight pressure until the pin is fully installed
A properly installed Falcon Hex pin will impart a slight depression on the erosion control matting. If using lightweight netting, edge installation may need to be held as not to twist the matting.