silt fence Articles

  • Silt Fence installation efficacy: definitive research calls for toughening specifications and introducing new technology

    Introduction: Silt fence is a joke on many construction sites. It is often seen just blowing in the wind, or sagging and broken down. Some specifiers won’t utilize silt fence on their sites because it is too often installed improperly, and not maintained. Yet, the need for effective on-site sediment control has never been greater. Sediment-laden runoff has been shown to result in the loss ...


    By L & M Supply Company

  • Gaviota pass steep slope, Santa Barbara County, California

    Faced with repair of a severely eroded steep section of pipeline right-of-way on the California coast, engineers determined that GEOWEB Cellular Confinement System was the only system capable of providing a cost-effective and appropriate solution. With a total slope length of 500 feet, a severe pitch of 1:1 and bare rock slope faces, four inch deep GEOWEB was installed in order to “perch” soils ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Coir Pallets - An environmentally friendly product from an environmentally friendly company

    It was the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in the USA. The storm had caused chaos to the environment and the ecology was disrupted. Lake George in the state of New York was hit hard. Its banks were destroyed and water was starting to creep out. However, a group of courageous young people got together and started rebuilding the banks; However, a group of courageous young people got together and ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Erosion and Sediment Control: Navigating NPDES Regulations, the SWPPP, and Techniques for Compliance

    Erosion and Sedimentation: Why Are They a Problem? The US Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the single most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. With all the potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the world, it seems odd to many people that sediment—dirt, essentially—is singled out as the major culprit. Yet these particles of ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Compost Markets Grow With Environmental Applications

    The use of compost in various environmental applications is one of the most intensive areas of compost research being pursued today. The high organic matter content and biological activity of compost makes it effective for use in a variety of applications. Five of these will be reviewed in this article: erosion control, revegetation, biofiltration, bioremediation, and wetlands construction. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Wood products company weathers the economic storm

    Working harder on improving systems, packaging efficiencies and product diversification, company carves out a path to broaden operations. AMID the economic slowdown, Rivard Companies in East Bethel, Minnesota has chosen to view these times not so much as problematic but rather as a time to rethink strategies. This has meant broadening the scope of their operation through new products and new ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Compost in the mix for storm water management

    Bioretention areas, also known as rain gardens, are increasingly being used to capture and treat storm water runoff from impervious surfaces such as roofs, sidewalks and parking lots. These landscaped areas often feature native plants installed in an engineered soil mixture that includes compost. “Bioretention areas or rain gardens are an attractive storm water Best Management Practice (BMP) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • We must hear — and heed — the nightingale’s warning

    Our rapidly changing world is devastating bird populations, reflecting the health of their habitats and sending us a message about the quality of our own lives. Many birders enjoy playing an imaginary game with one another: “Blindfold me and place me anywhere in the world — I bet I can identify where I am, as long as you let me hear the birds.” This ...


    By Ensia

  • Best soil management practices for Washington building sites

    The Washington Organic Recycling Council (WORC), which started the Soils for Salmon project in 1999, launched a new website, and a “Building Soil” outreach campaign to change standard building practices. The mission is to help builders and developers preserve and restore native soil on building sites, using compost. These soil “best management practices” (BMPs) will soon be required by local ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Wood, Yard Trimmings Recycler Grows by Heaps and Bounds

    GRIND-ALL has been in existence - in one form or another - since 1992. Originally owned by Paul Robins, and operated under the name East Coast Wood Recycling, the company, based in Mosely, Virginia near Richmond, was solely focused on selling wood products at the wholesale level. Three years later Robins joined forces with Robbie Urbine, whose expertise in retail sales allowed the company to open ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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