Tag: erosion blanket

An erosion control blanket (ECB) is a blanket of synthetic or natural fibers to protect soil from the erosive impact of precipitation and overland flow, typically on slopes and in channels. ECBs also retain moisture and facilitate establishment of vegetation.

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Enhance germination rates and seedling survival! Use Hydretain as part of your hydroseeding routine to provide more plant usable water in between scheduled waterings or rainfall. Applied with your seed, Hydretain attracts and collects individual water molecules, converting unavailable moisture vapor into plant usable water droplets. This process

Stopping Erosion Flat Out

Stopping Erosion Flat Out

Twenty years ago my brother and I started out as small excavating and general contractors,” says Chauncey Webster, president of East Coast Green Inc., in St. Thomas, PA. “Gradually we leaned more and more toward erosion control work.”

Project Profile: Solar Panel Installation

Project Profile: Solar Panel Installation

Burks Falls West is a large 10-megawatt solar farm located near the beautiful Magnetawan River in the Armour Township of Ontario, Canada. The project is built on a generous 100 acres of natural rolling terrain and houses 40,000–50,000 solar panels. As the construction of solar panel project progressed, extreme challenges

Channel Work

Channel Work

The Indiana Central Canal was built between 1836 and 1839 by the same people who constructed the Erie Canal. The original intent of the canal was to connect the Wabash and Erie Canal to the Ohio River, but financial difficulties stopped the project short of the intended goal.

Banking on Stability

Banking on Stability

Crow Wing County, MN, is located within a recreation area known as the “Region of Thousand Lakes” or “Brainerd Lakes Region.” This central Minnesota county is a popular location for boating in the summer and ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter.

Banking on Stability

Banking on Stability

Crow Wing County, MN, is located within a recreation area known as the “Region of Thousand Lakes” or “Brainerd Lakes Region.” This central Minnesota county is a popular location for boating in the summer and ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter.  More than 400 lakes in the county draw

The Natural Touch

The Natural Touch

Increasing federal, state, and local regulations require that erosion control work must be done in a way that protects the environment. Using erosion control products made of natural materials can help achieve that goal, as the following projects show. When Matt Kerkhof of Hoosier Aquatic Management first saw the 15-acre

First Line of Defense

First Line of Defense

When it comes to the use of blankets and mats, every site presents its own challenges. It’s rarely a “one approach fits all” proposition. Russ Paton knows that well. He is the owner of Western Seed and Erosion in Langley, BC, and his company has become a one-stop shop for

Steep Strategies

Steep Strategies

In October 2010, ground was broken on a 57-acre site for Carlsbad High School, located just north of San Diego at the eastern edge of Carlsbad, CA. The $104 million project is being hailed as one of California’s most environmentally advanced and energy-efficient high school campuses. But situated as it

Combination Locked

Combination Locked

Getting your erosion control needs met the first time you roll out protection for your project is essential. In this economy, erosion control budgets don’t allow for a margin of error within total costs. Making your project dollars stretch further by choosing the product that can handle all that nature

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