Tag: natural soil

In its traditional meaning, soil is the natural medium for the growth of plants. Soil has also been defined as a natural body consisting of layers (soil horizons) that are composed of weathered mineral materials, organic material, air and water.

Non-Revenue Water Loss: Its Causes and Cures

Non-Revenue Water Loss: Its Causes and Cures

“Imagine that you run a company that sells bottled water. You spend lots of money, and use lots of energy, pumping the water out of the ground, purifying it and transporting it for sale. Then, one day, you discover that a large number of bottles never make it to the

Washout Repair with GeoGrids

Washout Repair with GeoGrids

Hanging With the Highflyers
Although a number of contractors performed the installation of the wire mesh, Henke notes, “Most of the wire mesh used for slope protection was provided by Maccaferri.” And because the slopes were so high, “We hung most of it by helicopter,” he adds.

“There were two or three

Keeping Slopes Aligned With Geogrid Technology

Keeping Slopes Aligned With Geogrid Technology

Whether seen in the gradual downslope movement of individual grains of sand dragged toward the ocean with each wave from the sea, or a mammoth mountainside boulder, triggered by the weight of a snowpack into a tumbling avalanche, slope instability is a process of nature.

New Life for C&D

New Life for C&D

In recent years, materials recovery facilities designed for construction-and demolition-debris (C&D) have rapidly emerged as a major trend by communities to increase their overall landfill diversion rates. C&D is the material generated from the demolition of buildings and other similar civil works infrastructure, the vegetation from land clearing, including rocks

Not Simpler Than Possible

Not Simpler Than Possible

Einstein (the first superstar recognized by just one name) said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” This is sage advice for us all as we are about to embark on a national sausage-making discussion concerning the appropriate standard(s) to use for the control of stormwater

Construction in Tight Spaces

Construction in Tight Spaces

The Kinnickinnic River, one of three concrete-lined waterways running through Milwaukee, WI, eventually empties into Lake Michigan. The river has had its share of problems, including pollutant contamination, excessive sediment buildup, and urban flooding. As part of its flood mitigation project, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District  (MMSD) authorized the construction

Can ADCs Work for Your Landfill?

Can ADCs Work for Your Landfill?

To improve operations and maintain the current strong position as a cost effective waste management option, many landfill operators across North America are investigating and implementing a variety of different measures to conserve airspace and extend landfill life. Daily cover has come under scrutiny by landfill operators as a critical

The Real Dirt on the Jersey Shore

The Real Dirt on the Jersey Shore

Proprietors of summer rentals converge on city offices, seeking redress as scourges of jellyfish drift towards the beach, frightening vacationers from seaside resorts. Watermen stand by helplessly, witnessing a shocking decline in their catches in areas that, until recently, were teeming with shellfish. Homeowners recoil at the prospect of venturing

Show Me

“All those flags and paint spots can be as confusing as the pipes and cables they mark,” said an excavator operator to me, quietly, nervously, because he knew the colorful signs were well-intended. Contractors have been more careful than ever about striking and breaking buried utilities, and they deserve credit

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