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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.

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,

Silt Stalkings

Silt Stalkings

With construction’s high cost of equipment, fuel, and labor, it’s too bad we can’t harness the power of water. It often seems that nothing can move soil faster than a good rain-unfortunately, not necessarily to the places you want it to go. Therefore, soil and sediment must be captured and

No Outlets for Trash

No Outlets for Trash

Removing sediment and trash from stormwater and, eventually, from natural waters can often be a challenge. The best first step in this task is to catch the unwanted items before they get to any water source-and there are a variety of inlet protection devices to do the job. Keeping Adobe

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