Tag: retaining wall

Retaining walls are structures designed to restrain soil to unnatural slopes. They are used to bound soils between two different elevations often in areas of terrain possessing undesirable slopes or in areas where the landscape needs to be shaped severely and engineered for more specific purposes like hillside farming or roadway overpasses.

Retaining Walls to Change Land Surfaces

Retaining Walls to Change Land Surfaces

Retaining walls have become the modern-day structures of choice for us to manipulate the surfaces on which we choose to build our lives. From creating more buildable space on a site, to helping stabilize bridges, they are ubiquitous workhorses that are often easily overlooked. But sometimes they take their inspiration

Compact Equipment on Erosion Control Projects

Compact Equipment on Erosion Control Projects

Turning radius on compact equipment is important when erosion control contractors need to get in tight spots such as between buildings or in areas where it’s important to not disturb any more dirt than one must, such as golf courses or developed areas where some of the landscaping is already

Reader Profile: William Young

Reader Profile: William Young

“A cloak of loose, soft material, held to the earth’s hard surface by gravity, is all that lies between life and lifelessness” is a Wallace H. Fuller statement from his book Soils of the Desert Southwest with which William Young, RLA, PWS, ends his email signature. Young, a wetland scientist,

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Invisible Structures

On the Ground and Underground

On the Ground and Underground

A lot of good things have been said about Frank R. Bowerman Landfill in Orange County, CA. It has recently powered up a major methane-to-electrical generation station to capture and reuse landfill gasses that some waste operations would be content just to burn off as waste. According to Robert Sjoquist,

Changing Land Surfaces With Retaining Walls

Changing Land Surfaces With Retaining Walls

Retaining walls have become the modern-day structures of choice for us to manipulate the surfaces on which we choose to build our lives. From creating more buildable space on a site, to helping stabilize bridges, they are ubiquitous workhorses that are often easily overlooked. But sometimes they take their inspiration

Algae Blooms, Eutrophication, and Dead Zones

Algae Blooms, Eutrophication, and Dead Zones

As we look back on 2016, we’ve certainly had an interesting year.  Let’s revisit a few more of Erosion Control’s  top posts for the year.

The following blog post was our most read EC blog.
Surprising Results in Ag Runoff
It’s well established that nutrients in stormwater runoff—nitrogen and phosphorus—lead to algae blooms, eutrophication,

Erosion Control Methods for Steep Slopes

Erosion Control Methods for Steep Slopes

Huge projects like the widening of US 202 in Pennsylvania span several years and several seasons. Stormwater and erosion control is an important part of the planning process, and a variety of soil erosion control devices play a role. Changing topography and limited highway easements sometimes result in steep slopes

Retaining Wall Project Profiles

Retaining Wall Project Profiles

Retaining walls have become so much a part of our environment that most people barely notice them. However, professionals realize how much they have changed over the years and what an asset they have become. The ability to provide strength and integrity makes some projects possible that once would have

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