Tag: erosion control company

A company that specializes in erosion control practicing the preventing or controlling wind or water erosion in agriculture, land development, coastal areas, river banks and construction. Effective erosion controls are important techniques in preventing water pollution, soil loss, wildlife habitat loss and human property loss.

The Right Size for the Job

The Right Size for the Job

People often boast of the size, horsepower, and strength of the equipment they own and use. However, for many erosion control jobs, the right choice is compact equipment that has a smaller footprint. Compact excavators, track loaders, and skid steers are the best option for projects in limited space or

Sediment Control Case Studies

Sediment Control Case Studies

In performing sediment control, Stacy’s ­Excavating typically uses silt fence, erosion logs, fabric mats, and inlet drain covers for its work. Among the items used are Blocksom and Co. products. The company’s Storm Water Inlet Filter serves as a sediment control solution for sewer inlets during the construction phase; it

Studies in Sediment Control

Studies in Sediment Control

When Nathan Stacy started Stacy’s ­Excavating in 2001, the Arcadia, IN-based company was bringing in less than $50,000 in revenues. The company is now pulling in more than $1 million.

Post-Fire Stormwater Pollution Prevention

Post-Fire Stormwater Pollution Prevention

When Vince Morris, president of Ertec, walked out into what used to be the beautiful community of formerly stately homes and forested lots in Running Springs, CA, shortly after the San Bernardino fires in 2007, thescene was almost surreal. “It was like a moonscape,” he says. Some of the trees,

The Deep Roots of Post-Wildfire Restoration

The Deep Roots of Post-Wildfire Restoration

In the wild expanses of North America, specialists recognize that fire plays an important role in the forest ecosystem. Sometimes a forest cannot live without it, and often fire can’t be avoided. In fact, certain fire-adapted species of plants require the heat of a wildfire to spur germination. In some cases,

Hydroseeding: Protecting the Soil and the Future

Hydroseeding: Protecting the Soil and the Future

Timing hydroseeding correctly requires balance and planning. Today, contractors like Brian Young, general manager of Fox Erosion Control & Landscape Inc. based in Clackamas, OR, are fast approaching the last seeding window of the year as set for his region by the Oregon Department of Transportation: September 1 through October

Hydroseeding Successes

Hydroseeding Successes

Sam Howard and his crew at Central Carolina Seeding in Winston-Salem, NC, have been doing hydroseeding work on a highway project near Blowing Rock, NC. Their work —done in stages—started in 2012 and will finish in the fall of 2015.

Hydroseeding Successes

Hydroseeding Successes

Sam Howard and his crew at Central Carolina Seeding in Winston-Salem, NC, have been doing hydroseeding work on a highway project near Blowing Rock, NC. Their work -done in stages-started in 2012 and will finish in the fall of 2015. “It’s a beautiful area, with pretty steep terrain,” says Howard

Road Control

Road Control

On highways under construction and those being repaired throughout North America, the challenge for contractors is to come up with effective methods for erosion and sediment control. Common challenges include working around traffic-which sometimes means working during non-peak hours or at night-protecting existing inlets and catch basins along the roadways,

Before the Levee Breaks

Before the Levee Breaks

Just south of Hattiesburg, MS, lies a power plant owned by the South Mississippi EPA (Electric Power Association). The power plant contains a cooling facility, in which water is circulated through the plant in order to reduce the heat from the plant’s operations. Adjacent to the cooling plant is Black

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