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A fiber roll or straw wattle 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.

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

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 Haus

Road Control

Road Control

On highways under construction and those being repaired throughout North America, the challenge for contractors is to come up with effective methods for erosion and sediment control. Common challenges include working around traffic-which sometimes means working during non-peak hours or at night-protecting existing inlets and catch basins along the roadways,

Finding a Strategy for Sediment

Finding a Strategy for Sediment

Many things are dictating the choices of temporary sediment control these days: stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) compliance and other environmental concerns, product strength, ease of installation, productivity concerns, minimal maintenance, reduced labor costs, and other budgetary factors. While temporary sediment control may consist of a BMP used on a

The Drain Game

The Drain Game

It’s somewhat ironic: When one’s trying to remove soil from an object, it often requires surfactants, manual labor, and copious amounts of water. Yet, when loose soil is struck by rain, it hitches a ride and quickly follows the runoff wherever it may go. Hence the importance of capturing soil

Long-Term Field Performance of Various Passive, Construction Sediment Control BMPs

Historically, long-term performance data for construction stormwater best management practices (BMPs) have been virtually nonexistent. The performance data that do exist are primarily associated with short-term performance test protocols using single pass-through flows through passive sediment control BMPs. A better understanding of long-term performance for construction BMPs is essential, as

Inlet Expertise

Inlet Expertise

Whether during construction or post-construction, erosion control contractors are turning to the latest technologies to help site clients manage erosion and stormwater in a way that is cost effective yet comprehensive enough to meet regulatory requirements. An 85-acre athletic field complex being constructed at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA,

Inlet Expertise

Inlet Expertise

Whether during construction or post-construction, erosion control contractors are turning to the latest technologies to help site clients manage erosion and stormwater in a way that is cost effective yet comprehensive enough to meet regulatory requirements. An 85-acre athletic field complex being constructed at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA,

Sturdy BMPs for Sediment Control

Sturdy BMPs for Sediment Control

The King Coal Highway is an unusual stretch of roadway being built through the mountains of southern West Virginia, part of a new corridor highway system across the bottom of the state. “The King Coal is an unusual highway project in that it’s kind of a partnership between the coal

Inlets: Collect Water, Nothing Else

Inlets: Collect Water, Nothing Else

In a perfect world, all your jobs would go smoothly. None of your crew would get sick, no equipment would break down, and all needed supplies would arrive on time, in good condition. Most importantly, the weather would cooperate; there wouldn’t be a drop of rain until all earthmoving was

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