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A fiber roll is a temporary erosion control and sediment control device used on construction sites to protect water quality in nearby streams, rivers, lakes and seas from sediment erosion. It is made of straw, coconut fiber or similar material formed into a tubular roll.

Case Studies in Tube-Based Sediment Control

Case Studies in Tube-Based Sediment Control

With traditional sediment control devices like straw wattles and silt fence, a drop-and-go installation style could be disastrous. Proper trenching, staking, and preparation of the BMP-soil interface means the difference between success and failure, which has led many manufacturers of sediment control products to design the next generation of more

Case Studies in Tube-Based Sediment Control

Case Studies in Tube-Based Sediment Control

With traditional sediment control devices like straw wattles and silt fence, a drop-and-go installation style could be disastrous. Proper trenching, staking, and preparation of the BMP-soil interface means the difference between success and failure, which has led many manufacturers of sediment control products to design the next generation of more

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.

From Titusville to Tycoons

From Titusville to Tycoons

The evolution of the oil and gas drilling industry in the US has all the essential components of a blockbuster adventure novel—colorful characters, challenging landscapes, spectacular discoveries, deals and dollars, and a lot of each of them.

Improving the Soil

Improving the Soil

In revegetation, everything begins with the soil . . . usually poor soil.

Soils may become degraded during the construction of buildings, roadside projects, or mining or landfill operations, or because of overgrazing or deforestation. They lose their topsoil, usually the top 2- to 8-inch layer of the soil, where the

Putting the Brakes on Silt – Part 1

Putting the Brakes on Silt – Part 1

When it comes to versatility, erosion control contractors rely on silt fence and wattles—or other rolled or berm-shaped filtration products—as the workhorses of a job site. They are used as sediment barriers, as check dams to slow the flow of water and sediment (placed perpendicular to the downhill flow of

Getting Tough on Turbidity

Getting Tough on Turbidity

Meeting federal antipollution requirements to ensure clean water has become a routine part of erosion control work. For projects that take place around waterways, that often means the use of turbidity curtains or coffer dams. In business since 2005, Tampa Bay Marine in Riverview, FL, specializes in the installation and

Thinking Ahead of the Blaze

Thinking Ahead of the Blaze

It was the summer of 1979 when I fought my first wildfire. As a wild land firefighter, I spent the summer building trails, fighting fires, and lugging equipment in the forests of Oregon and Washington. In those days, I always wondered about what happened after the fire crews, TV cameras,

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