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Use continuous fabric piece for the silt fence. If one is unavailable and a joint is necessary, overlap the fabric at least the width of one stake spacing and secure in place using a wooden lath, staples, zip ties or nails. Cover the trench with backfilled and compacted soil, gravel or rock.

Hydroseeding for Transportation Projects

Hydroseeding for Transportation Projects

Hydroseeding has connections with most forms of transportation, including revegetation around highways, airports, and mass transit projects. It is even a part of water-related travel, if one considers work done on the grounds at marinas, shipping channels, and ports.

Hydroseeding Makes Transportation Projects Move

Hydroseeding Makes Transportation Projects Move

Hydroseeding has connections with most forms of transportation, including revegetation around highways, airports, and mass transit projects. It is even a part of water-related travel, if one considers work done on the grounds at marinas, shipping channels, and ports.

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…

Custom Site Challenges, Custom Solutions

Custom Site Challenges, Custom Solutions

Jeff Herndon, co-owner of Herndon Inc. in Lugoff, SC, knows that hilly terrain can mean that a relatively high volume of sediment collects in sedimentation barriers in a short time, necessitating short intervals between removals of sediment buildup. Maintaining intact barriers is one thing; having to clean up after a

Staples of the Industry

Staples of the Industry

When it comes to choosing a silt fence or wattle to contain sediment and filter water for a construction project, cost is often a priority. Whether they’re made of natural fibers or geotextiles or a combination of both, some are less expensive up front; others cost more, but are more

Capture Top Performance From Geosynthetics

Despite the many types and uses of geosynthetics, they share at least one trait in common. To perform properly they have to be put in properly. Here’s why it can pay to tune up your installation techniques, as well as some tips on how to do it.

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