Tag: erosion protection

To protect the soil surface from erosive forces and/or improve the stability of soil slopes that are subject to seepage or have poor soil structure.

Stream Buffers 101

Stream Buffers 101

Stream buffers are natural areas adjacent to streams and waterways that remain free of ­devel­opment, con­struction, or other alterations and play an important role in maintaining predevelopment water quality. The riparian vegetation stabilizes stream channels, provides terrestrial and aquatic habitat, slows runoff rates, reduces runoff volume, and filters development runoff.

Stream Buffers

Stream Buffers

Stream buffers are natural areas adjacent to streams and waterways that remain free of ­devel­opment, con­struction, or other alterations and play an important role in maintaining predevelopment water quality. The riparian vegetation stabilizes stream channels, provides terrestrial and aquatic habitat, slows runoff rates, reduces runoff volume, and filters development runoff.

Working the Channels

Working the Channels

For erosion control specialists, channel stabilization can bring a host of challenges. Working around water means choosing solutions that will be durable and environmentally friendly at the same time. Approaches may include the combination of hard and soft armor or vegetative techniques.

Protecting Storm Drain Inlets

Protecting Storm Drain Inlets

There’s an old advertising saying: “You never see a piano ad unless you’re in the market to buy a piano.” And this might also be true of stormwater inlets. The ubiquitous receptacles are such a routine feature of streets and parking lots that they’re virtually invisible. But, if you are

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.

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Presto Geosystems
Presto Geosystems, a leading manufacturer of soil stabilization and stormwater products, announces a new product offering, Geoterra GTO construction mats. Presto is well-known in the geosynthetics and erosion control industries for its geocells, porous pavement systems, and portable construction mats. The company has been manufacturing construction mats for over

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ERNST CONSERVATION SEEDS
Ernst Conservation Seeds grows, processes, and sells over 400 species of native and naturalized seeds and live plant materials for restoration, beautification, reclamation, and conservation. The environmental climate and professionals in the field are recognizing how important natives are in the restoration of North American ecology, and that

Reader Profile: Eric Stewart

Reader Profile: Eric Stewart

When Eric Stewart takes his family out into the green spaces of Austin, TX, he can take heart in knowing the key role he plays protecting the environment he loves, not only for his family but also for the community at large. Stewart, P.E., CFM, ENV SP, is an HDR

Erosion Control Methods for Steep Slopes (Part 2)

Erosion Control Methods for Steep Slopes (Part 2)

When sheet runoff from a major highway created gullies and rill erosion problems along Rutherford Road just east of Highway 27 near Vaughan, ON, aggressive erosion control methods were needed. Fortunately, the timing, along with a little help from Mother Nature, helped quickly stabilize a critical slope in in August

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