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Erosion Control Devices

Erosion Control Devices

Erosion Control Devices

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No one knows when it happened: some would say perhaps it made no sound, or maybe no one was listening, but something changed in the watershed upstream of several properties in a Noblesville, IN, subdivision. Suddenly, the slope of a streambank in a neighborhood backyard began wasting away.  … Read More

Gabions and Channel Stabilization

Gabions and Channel Stabilization

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Perhaps nothing tests the stabilization of a channel or streambank like a significant flood event, such as Hurricane Harvey delivered in 2017. Such events highlight whether a long-established gabion installation has withstood the test of time.  … Read More

Working With Cofferdams and Turbidity Curtains

Working With Cofferdams and Turbidity Curtains

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Cofferdams and turbidity curtains may be neither high tech in performance nor especially exciting in appearance. If they’re made carefully and function the way they are supposed to, they seem, in fact, rather routine. But the work that they make possible is far from routine. They make possible high-tech projects  … Read More

Retaining Walls to Overcome Site Limitations

Retaining Walls to Overcome Site Limitations

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Occasionally, a project comes along that pushes beyond the boundary of a typical installation. Several recent projects do just that—an amusement park pedestrian bridge, an elevated entrance drive, and coastal bluff stabilization. All involve components intended to contain subgrade materials and improve the human landscape in aesthetic ways. Each project  … Read More

Stabilizing Hillsides and Creek Bottoms

Stabilizing Hillsides and Creek Bottoms

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The rolling landscape of Scott County, MN, is rural but not particularly remote. “That area is farm country, and the Minnesota River goes through the entire area. On the top of the bluffs it’s farmland, but at the river, the elevation drops about 200 feet in 800 feet,” says Paul  … Read More

Case Studies in Tube-Based Sediment Control

Case Studies in Tube-Based Sediment Control

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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  … Read More


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6430 East 49th Drive
Commerce City
CO
80022

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