Tag: geotextile

Geotextiles are permeable fabrics which, when used in association with soil, have the ability to separate, filter, reinforce, protect, or drain. Typically made from polypropylene or polyester, geotextile fabrics come in three basic forms: woven (resembling mail bag sacking), needle punched (resembling felt), or heat bonded (resembling ironed felt).

Twenty-Year Engineering Assessment of an LID Facility in Boulder, CO

This article provides a summary of the evolution of small stormwater control facilities constructed approximately 20 years ago using low impact development (LID) principles at a 10,000-square-foot office site in Boulder, CO. This project was undertaken to demonstrate how surface stormwater controls designed as multifunctional systems can support regionally appropriate

Keep on Trucking

Keep on Trucking

Wheel wash systems are often one of the least recognized landfill structures for ensuring safety, health, and environmental protection. But they are far from being the least important—not that any landfill protective system is unimportant. For a minor capital investment and minimal operating costs, landfill owners and operators can achieve

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AERO TECH
In business for more than 30 years, Aero Tech Inc., based in Clovis, NM, provides numerous services using its fleet of 17 aircraft: 5 helicopters and 12 fixed-wing. The company provides firefighting services as well as chemical application and aerial hydromulching/reclamation to prevent erosion after a wildfire. Among those

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

The Benefits of Engineered Soils

The Benefits of Engineered Soils

Engineered soil: it sounds like a new concept, but one historical record notes it is more than 1,000 years old. In the sixth century AD, a group of ascetic monks left the lush, green mainland of Ireland seeking a new, remote environment to practice their dedication and humility. Braving the

Managing Daily Cover and Drainage at MSW Landfill Sites

Managing Daily Cover and Drainage at MSW Landfill Sites

Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations.

Landfill designers and operators face two main challenges to the integrity of

Tackling Landfill Erosion and Leachate Challenges

Tackling Landfill Erosion and Leachate Challenges

Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations.

Retaining Walls—Beauty With Purpose

Retaining Walls—Beauty With Purpose

Retaining walls vary tremendously in design and setting, but they all share a functional purpose. A well-designed retaining wall can enhance the appearance of a site, but if it doesn’t stabilize the earth and last, it’s not a success. Retaining walls in the following projects add value to their sites

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MATTRACKS
Get your utility work machine “tracked.” Mattracks of Karlstad, MN, the innovator in rubber track conversion systems, has produced a commercial grade rubber track conversion system for your utility work machine which you can convert from tires to tracks. Features exclusive offset rocker suspension, two-piece HD steel sprocket, rubber coated

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