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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.

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.

Hydroseeding Successes

Hydroseeding Successes

Sam Howard and his crew at Central Carolina Seeding in Winston-Salem, NC, have been doing hydroseeding work on a highway project near Blowing Rock, NC. Their work —done in stages—started in 2012 and will finish in the fall of 2015.

Hydroseeding Successes

Hydroseeding Successes

Sam Howard and his crew at Central Carolina Seeding in Winston-Salem, NC, have been doing hydroseeding work on a highway project near Blowing Rock, NC. Their work -done in stages-started in 2012 and will finish in the fall of 2015. “It’s a beautiful area, with pretty steep terrain,” says Howard

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,

First Line of Defense

First Line of Defense

When it comes to the use of blankets and mats, every site presents its own challenges. It’s rarely a “one approach fits all” proposition. Russ Paton knows that well. He is the owner of Western Seed and Erosion in Langley, BC, and his company has become a one-stop shop for

Finding a Strategy for Sediment

Finding a Strategy for Sediment

Many things are dictating the choices of temporary sediment control these days: stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) compliance and other environmental concerns, product strength, ease of installation, productivity concerns, minimal maintenance, reduced labor costs, and other budgetary factors. While temporary sediment control may consist of a BMP used on a

Containing Sediment

Containing Sediment

“According to the EPA, soil is the number-one pollutant in waterways,” says Louise Oyen, environmental specialist with Geographic Solutions Inc., an engineering, surveying and environmental services company in Bay Minette, AL. Even if the soil is not contaminated, if it is transported offsite it can fill up small tributaries and

Full Coverage: Erosion Control Blankets and Mats

Full Coverage: Erosion Control Blankets and Mats

Water has washed away soil for millions of years, but it’s meeting its match in today’s erosion control products, including hundreds of rolled erosion control products, or RECPs. From the first, developed in 1973, to the latest environmentally sensitive ones and high-tech turf reinforcement mats (TRMs), there’s an erosion control

Construction-Site Stabilization

Few things can disturb a landscape like the onset of construction. Unlike the neat, finite framework of buildings, sediment is often difficult to work with and control. And this is without even considering the impact a of a strong spring rain pushing sediment into neighboring storm drains or waterways. Even

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