Tag: cellular confinement system

Cellular Confinement Systems (CCS)—also known as geocells—are widely used in construction for erosion control, soil stabilization on flat ground and steep slopes, channel protection, and structural reinforcement for load support and earth retention. Typical cellular confinement systems are made with ultrasonically welded high-density polyethylene (HDPE) strips or Novel Polymeric Alloy (NPA)—and expanded on-site to form a honeycomb-like structure—and filled with sand, soil, rock, gravel or concrete.

Protecting Coastal Waters

Protecting Coastal Waters

San Diego, CA, is a city with scenic coastlines along the Pacific Ocean, a world-class zoo, a long association with the US Navy, a growing population and economy, and a lively tourism industry. Managing stormwater in this beautiful city involves dealing with a myriad of challenges.

Techniques for Stabilizing Slopes

Techniques for Stabilizing Slopes

From stabilizing failing slopes to creating new slopes, erosion control contractors are turning to new technologies as well as relying on the tried and true in a number of projects throughout the US.

Slope Stabilization Techniques

Slope Stabilization Techniques

From stabilizing failing slopes to creating new slopes, erosion control contractors are turning to new technologies as well as relying on the tried and true in a number of projects throughout the US.

Maintaining Stability

Maintaining Stability

After consistently being named one of the best communities in which to live in the US, the city of Apex, NC, finally reached the #1 spot in 2015, according to Money magazine.

Getting Tough on Turbidity

Getting Tough on Turbidity

Meeting federal antipollution requirements to ensure clean water has become a routine part of erosion control work. For projects that take place around waterways, that often means the use of turbidity curtains or coffer dams. In business since 2005, Tampa Bay Marine in Riverview, FL, specializes in the installation and

From Rooftop to Pavement

From Rooftop to Pavement

Within the Appalachian Mountains in the western part of North Carolina, a seasonal home was being built on the shore of Lake Toxaway, the largest private lake in the state. It was designed by Platt Architecture. The home site is narrow and steep, sloping down from the road to the

Holding Strong at Every Level

Holding Strong at Every Level

In rural Beaufort County, NC, a new bridge was being built over the Norfolk Southern Railway to replace an aging structure. “The project consisted of raising the elevation and widening the bridge,” explains Staci Smith, regional engineer for ACF Environmental. “This led to the need to steepen the adjacent slopes

Counting on Geosynthetics

Counting on Geosynthetics

From roads and trails to airport runways, geosynthetics are playing a key role in erosion and sediment control efforts under way throughout the United States. American Tobacco Trail The American Tobacco Trail is a 20-mile Rails-to-Trails project that runs from Durham County to Chatham County in North Carolina along an

Soil Savers by the Seashore, and More

Soil Savers by the Seashore, and More

To control erosion in areas of heavy water flows, riprap is often prescribed; however, purchasing, transporting, and setting such large rocks can be quite costly. In addition, depending upon the site, large boulders might not be the most attractive option. Advancements in erosion control blankets, mattresses, and turf reinforcement mats

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