Tag: erosion control mats

An erosion control blanket is a preformed protective blanket of plastic fibers, straw or other plant residue designed to protect soil from the impact of precipitation and overland flow, and retain moisture to facilitate establishment of vegetation.

Structural Integrity That Lasts

Structural Integrity That Lasts

Capping and closing a municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill can be a civil engineering challenge. The goal is to eliminate any need for further erosion control work onsite to ensure that the landfill keeps its structural integrity. True, landfill owners are required to adhere to EPA’s post-closure rules as defined

Structural Integrity That Lasts

Structural Integrity That Lasts

Capping and closing a municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill can be a civil engineering challenge. The goal is to eliminate any need for further erosion control work on the site to ensure that the landfill keeps its structural integrity. True, landfill owners are required to adhere to EPA’s post-closure rules

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.

Constructed Wetlands

Constructed Wetlands

Many people think of wetlands as smelly, mosquito-ridden nuisances, but healthy wetlands provide habitat for birds, fish, amphibians, bats, and other insects that live on mosquitoes.

Stabilizing the Unstable Site

Stabilizing the Unstable Site

There’s an erosion control blanket or turf reinforcement mat (TRM) for just about every disturbed slope, open area, and drainage ditch. And when they’re used with additional erosion control products, the combination can control virtually every erosion risk. These products do more than stabilize the soil. They increase water infiltration,

Added Value

Residents of a popular housing development near Wichita, KS, recently discovered that serious erosion problems can strike pretty close to home. With the rising volume and velocity of runoff due to increases in impervious surface, stormwater ponds have become a necessity for many suburban areas. Although they keep home sites

Meeting the Velocity, Meeting the Volume

Meeting the Velocity, Meeting the Volume

A group of property owners in the New Uri watershed, encompassing Florence, KY, began to complain to city officials about erosion from a 10-foot-high streambank that was taking a sharp turn in their neighborhood. The erosion was so significant that some property owners were losing their fences to cave-ins. From

Products of Their Environment

Products of Their Environment

A couple of time-proven products used in erosion control are somewhat temporary erosion control blankets (ECBs) and longer-lasting turf reinforcing mats (TRMs)-collectively known as “rolled erosion control products” (RECPs). ECBs are used to help establish the growth of vegetation-the best material for erosion control-before degrading, while TRMs supplement vegetation on

The Growing Demand for RECPs

The job sounded simple enough. Matt Patterson and the rest of his crew from the Irving, TX, office of American Civil Constructors were called in to restore the eroding banks of a creek that ran along the property of a large residential estate in the northern section of Dallas. The

The Leading Edge

The concept of right-of-way management is being extended as utility and transportation managers are pressed to expand the function of these open stretches of land. This can mean more than installing a few native species by the side of the road and often extends to designing culverts and other features

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