Erosion Control Articles

  • Building Box Culverts with Articulated Cable Concrete Block Systems

    When you need to manage the flow of water in an area with streams, heavy rainfall or otherwise consistently wet conditions, the box culvert stands the test of time. Box culverts have been around for many years for a good reason: they can be excellent tools for directing and controlling water so it doesn’t cause erosion and interfere with roads, trails or other manmade structures that need ...

  • Hybrid Geosynthetic Solution for Rail Track on Expansive Clay, Geo-Americas 2016 Conference Proceedings, Kief (2016)

    Challenge – Reducing Track Maintenance on Expansive Clay Areas of expansive weak clay subgrades invariably change as a result of seasonal changes in moisture content. For rail track in these areas, the resultant heaving and shrinking causes severe degradation of rail alignment, requiring extensive maintenance. One such area is northern Israel, where the Israel Railway Authority ...


    By PRS Geo-Technologies

  • The Ocean Conference: How the United Nations is addressing ocean health

    Coming up June 5 in New York, the United Nations will bring together stakeholders from around the globe to discuss the health of the world’s oceans. The Ocean Conference will run for five days and will see delegates tackling a host of issues centered on Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and ...

  • Daily runoff prediction using the linear and non-linear models

    Runoff prediction, as a nonlinear and complex process, is essential for designing canals, water management and planning, flood control and predicting soil erosion. There are a number of techniques for runoff prediction based on the hydro-meteorological and geomorphological variables. In recent years, several soft computing techniques have been developed to predict runoff. There are some ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Creep not a factor for Geocell load support

    An accurate understanding of creep resistance is essential to proper material selection when using polymers, and in the case of geocells, this science is being misapplied.  The definition of creep deformation is the tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform permanently under the influence of mechanical stress.  Creep is something that creates fear and uncertainty with all ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Articulated Concrete Blocks Provide Much Needed Protection for Your Pipeline

    One of the many ways that articulated concrete blocks can protect pipelines is by adding structural stability in areas that are particularly prone to erosion. This erosion is not the only type of hazard posed to your pipeline, though, and if you don’t have the proper protection in place, your pipeline could be susceptible to deterioration at the hands of these other threats as well: ...

  • A smartphone camera for the structure from motion reconstruction for measuring soil surface variations and soil loss due to erosion

    The suitability of a smartphone camera for the structure from motion (SfM) reconstruction for monitoring variations in soil surface characteristics and soil loss originated by a low intensity erosive event was evaluated. Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) was used to validate the SfM model. Two surveys of the soil surface, one before and one after the rainfall event, were carried out for SfM and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Boulder Concrete Cloth Erosion Repair

    Concrete Cloth provides an affordable solution for an eroded hard-to-access residential slope. After a period of heavy rainfall, a Boulder, Colorado, homeowner discovered severe erosion in his backyard at the end of his leach field (also known as a septic drain field). He had to find a way to repair this damage and stop it from happening again; nearly half of his lawn had dropped three ...


    By Nilex

  • Polymer-based Advanced Soil Stabilization Solutions for Road Construction

    Today, polymers are considered the most advanced technique for soil stabilization in the transportation industry.Much swifter than mechanical methods and environmentally safer than chemical methods, polymers provide the most efficient solution to soil stabilization jobs. With applications in numerous industries, Envirotac dust control products ...


    By EP&A Envirotac

  • How to choose open cell or closed cell articulated concrete blocks

    Are you wondering what the best, most cost-effective solution is for erosion control at your construction site? There are a variety of solutions available, but we always highly recommend the use of articulated concrete blocks. These systems are a great alternative to what can otherwise be a costly, time-consuming task in erosion control. Articulated concrete block systems can be used in a wide ...

  • Examining the benefits of HDPE geomembrane

    Comparing various geomembranes for your next geosynthetic application? Don’t overlook high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembrane. HDPE has been in use for decades and during that time a number of studies have been conducted to test its longevity and ability to meet environmental sustainability project requirements. Here, we explore some of those studies to examine the benefits of HDPE ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Don’t let your safety slip away

    What’s at Stake The banana peel has been a famous prop for slapstick comedy for decades, but there’s nothing funny about the number of injuries associated with slips, trips and falls. Slips, trip and falls consistently rank among the top causes of both disabling injuries and deaths in all types of workplaces, from construction sites, to manufacturing operations to warehouses to ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Methods used to carry out six roadway investigations of sinkholes

    Abstract Karst conditions are a prevalent problem impacting many roads, bridges and highways of the United States. Six case-histories present an overview of investigations made to determine the presence of karst (sinkholes and cavities) and their possible impact on existing or new construction. These six case-histories represent projects which range from reconnaissance investigations to ...


    By Geonics Limited

  • Areas Most Prone to Winter Storm Water Can Benefit from Temporary Erosion Control

    Winter can be a beautiful time of year. Generally, there are nice, brief storms and maybe some snow, and everything is fine. But occasionally, we get hit hard with storms that just won’t let up, such as when it rains for days or feet of snow come down—we are left to deal with the consequences. All too often, those consequences involve too much water, despite the work put into ...

  • IECA Announces Canadian Chapter with a Nilex Twist

    In their November 3 edition, Geosynthetica.net announced the first Canadian chapter of the International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA). Nilex is proud to have Tim ...


    By Nilex

  • Articulated Concrete Blocks for Shoreline Protection

    Shoreline erosion is a process that occurs naturally along the coast and on lakes, rivers and even streams. Shoreline erosion can occur slowly due to the constant bombardment of waves against the shore, the flow of water, runoff due to rain and the freezing and thawing of ice. It can also occur quickly due to storms, flooding and other more extreme weather conditions. Shoreline erosion is a ...

  • Tickville Gulch Turf Reinforcement Mats - Case Study

    The Vmax SC250 Turf Reinforcement Mat provides a revegetation option able to withstand FEMA-set high flow rates A drainage canal serving several farms and registered as a U.S. Waterway needed to be redirected to accommodate new development. Federal regulations and soft soils throughout the project area required special considerations for the channel lining and material anchoring. ...


    By Nilex

  • Why Your Project Should Include Articulated Concrete Blocks

    During any construction project, large or small, planning for potential construction erosion is essential. Failing to take into consideration the possibility of erosion when planning a construction site will not only reduce the quality of the soil at the site, but it may also damage surrounding properties, harm the local environment and result in hefty fines and liability costs. To avoid the ...

  • What the Build America Bureau Means for Geosynthetics

    The Geosynthetic Materials Association anticipates higher demand for geosynthetics on the heels of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST act, and the recent addition of the Build America Bureau. The new group was created to support the $305 billion FAST Act, which provides long-term funding for U.S. infrastructure planning and ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

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