Tag: compacted soil

In geotechnical engineering, soil compaction is the process in which a stress applied to a soil causes densification as air is displaced from the pores between the soil grains.

Dirt: The Good and the Bad

Dirt: The Good and the Bad

Dirt, soil, seed support media: the material goes by lots of names. As kids, we play in it and track it onto our mothers’ clean floors. As erosion control specialists, we sometimes see it as a nuisance that must be contained or glued down. In revegetation projects, growth is the

Heavy Hitters: Concrete Paving Equipment

Heavy Hitters: Concrete Paving Equipment

Concrete has been around since ancient times. Concrete and mortar have been used to hold together bricks and create smooth surfaces by every civilization. Today concrete is the foundation (literally) of modern construction techniques of all types. Our roadway system primarily utilizes concrete pavement for road construction, according to the

Give Me the Numbers

Give Me the Numbers

Trees and forest systems play an important role in the water cycle by intercepting rainfall and regulating water flow to the soil for more efficient stormwater infiltration. Traditional urban development practices have reduced the function of these systems by eliminating the vertical structure (tree canopy cover), removing existing ground cover

Moving Toward Green in Omaha

Moving Toward Green in Omaha

As Kermit the Frog is known for singing, sometimes it’s not easy being green. And sometimes it isn’t easy being—or implementing—green or gray infrastructure, at least when it comes to managing stormwater on a budget and under challenging conditions, such as those found in Omaha, NE.

Stopping Sediment

Stopping Sediment

A homeowner in Boise, ID, had recently purchased his house and wanted an entirely new look for his property. “The site was very sloped, sitting on top of a hill. So there was a lot of steep terrain involved. It was a complete remodel,” says Aaron Lowe, owner of Boden

Minimizing Sediment Discharges From Landfill Projects

Minimizing Sediment Discharges From Landfill Projects

Removal of suspended particles in runoff happens when one of two conditions occurs: reduced flow velocities or filtered runoff. The former can occur by changing a slope gradient, increasing surface roughness, or containing runoff waters. The latter requires a medium through which runoff can flow to capture suspended particles. Both

Heavy Hitters: Concrete Paving Equipment

Heavy Hitters: Concrete Paving Equipment

Concrete has been around since ancient times. Concrete and mortar have been used to hold together bricks and create smooth surfaces by every civilization. Today concrete is the foundation (literally) of modern construction techniques of all types. Our roadway system primarily utilizes concrete pavement for road construction, according to the

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