Tag: erosion and sediment control

A sediment control is a practice or device designed to keep eroded soil on a construction site, so that it does not wash off and cause water pollution to a nearby stream, river, lake, or sea. Sediment controls are usually employed together with erosion controls, which are designed to prevent or minimize erosion and thus reduce the need for sediment controls.

In Hydroseeding, Weather Matters (A Lot)

In Hydroseeding, Weather Matters (A Lot)

Weather can be a hydroseeding contractor’s friend or foe. It can make a job much easier or much more difficult. It played a role in each of the following varied projects done by leading hydroseeding companies across the country.

Two Brands Merge As ECBVerdyol

Two Brands Merge As ECBVerdyol

Riverton, Manitoba – ErosionControlBlanket.com and Verdyol Plant Research are pleased to announce the merging of their operations, resulting in the launch of a single, more customer focused brand, ECBVerdyol.

“ECBVerdyol represents the bringing together of two strong organizations, and an incredible depth of established products,” said Mark Myrowich, CEO, ECBVerdyol. “As

Erosion Control Methods for Steep Slopes

Erosion Control Methods for Steep Slopes

Huge projects like the widening of US 202 in Pennsylvania span several years and several seasons. Stormwater and erosion control is an important part of the planning process, and a variety of soil erosion control devices play a role. Changing topography and limited highway easements sometimes result in steep slopes

Two Ways to Install Silt Fences

Two Ways to Install Silt Fences

The right way, it turns out, has a lot of variables, as any contractor knows. The choices are dictated by the type of soil, the slope gradient, and the length of time a job may take, as well as other influences. The wrong way often has…

Controlling Sediment Through Perimeter Containment

Controlling Sediment Through Perimeter Containment

Work on the average construction site disrupts many cubic yards of dirt. All of that disrupted soil poses a big sediment control challenge. Given the unpredictability of storms and rainfall, controlling sediment requires vigilance. It also adds to the cost of construction projects. But if sedimentation is not controlled, the

Reader Profile: Julie Etra

Reader Profile: Julie Etra

Julie Etra’s erosion and sediment control approach through her company, Western Botanical Services in Reno, NV, is what she calls “reusable resource inventory.” “Import less, use more that is available locally,” she says. Etra’s standard practice is to recycle onsite materials to save native soil and native vegetation.

IECA News

IECA News

Environmental Connection 2017 Ready for Atlanta?
Save the date for EC17!
Environmental Connection 2017 is coming soon and IECA encourages all industry professionals to start making plans to attend the world’s largest soil and water event. EC17 will be held February 21–24, 2017, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. Prepare to learn from a

Controlling Sediment Through Perimeter Containment

Controlling Sediment Through Perimeter Containment

Work on the average construction site disrupts many cubic yards of dirt. All of that disrupted soil poses a big sediment control challenge. Given the unpredictability of storms and rainfall, controlling sediment requires vigilance. It also adds to the cost of construction projects. But if sedimentation is not controlled, the

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