Erosion Control Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Millstone Manor Parking Lot Stabilization - Case Study

    Shallow utilities won’t get in the way of our high strength woven geotextile’s ability to stabilize this parking lot. Millstone Manor, an apartment complex located right next to the Ogden River at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, had been having difficulty stabilizing their parking areas for years. Due to its proximity to a water source and resulting soil types, the CBR ...


    By Nilex

  • Beaver Dam Flats ArmorFlex Pathway Reconstruction - Case Study

    ArmorFlex provides a low-disturbance, efficient and flexible solution to a flood-damaged trail. A trail system path through the Bow River floodplain in Calgary was washed-out during the city’s 2013 flood. The City of Calgary needed to make quick and lasting repairs to maintain this section as part of its larger Regional Pathway Network, an important link for commuters and ...


    By Nilex

  • Areas Where Revetment Mats Can Provide Structure and Ground Stability

    First things first—what does the term revetment mean in relation to erosion control? Well, revetments are like sloping walls placed just right to block or drain invading water before it can destroy a surrounding ground, like riverbanks, beaches, cliffs and man-made waterways. Containing articulated concrete, a revetment mat installation—consisting of one or more pieces—is the ...

  • 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

  • Use Articulated Concrete Block Mats for People and Animal Safety

    Cable concrete mat installations are great for using in areas that are close to water in order to prevent soil erosion. Since they offer superior flexibility, they can be customized to fit your specific project needs. And whether you’ve thought about it or not, articulated concrete block mats also play a role in keeping people and animals safe, while at the same time providing structural ...

  • Fort Carson Channel Repair - Case Study

    US Army Base chooses a more durable and easier to install solution than rip-rap for their channel repair project. Fort Carson, a 137,000-acre United States Army installation near Colorado Springs was established in 1942 following the events of Pearl Harbor. In 2016 the US Department of Defense noticed a huge gully forming along the roadway threatening its existence, requiring immediate ...


    By Nilex

  • Experimental study of hydraulics and sediment capture efficiency in catchbasins

    Catchbasins (also known as gully pot in the UK and Australia) are used to receive surface runoff and drain the stormwater into storm sewers. The recent interest in catchbasins is to improve their effectiveness in removing sediments in stormwater. An experimental study was conducted to examine the hydraulic features and sediment capture efficiency in catchbasins, with and without a bottom sump. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A smarter approach to solids control

    When looking at technical brochures and marketing materials in regards to solids-control equipment, one question that should always come to mind should be: Is this really necessary? Other great questions to ask are: What are my day-to-day needs; and what are my severe, high-duty needs? Finding the right solidscontrol equipment is much like buying a personal automobile. Most vehicles’ ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Manage Vehicle Traffic Better with a Revetment Mat

    A revetment mat contains articulated concrete in an easy-to-install mat system. It is a well‑known method for controlling erosion and maintaining shorelines. However, a revetment mat system also creates excellent roads. You may manage a park where maintenance staff has to travel to empty trash cans or repair bathrooms, or you may require better access roads at your private ranch. No matter ...

  • The Lighter Side of Geomembranes

    Geomembrane installations often cover substantial areas. Landfill cells pose enormous footprints. Oil and gas pits, industrial processing ponds, and wastewater containment ponds are large installations too, and each year they tend to be built a little larger. The scaling up of these facilities is not just a matter of achieving better operational economics for the ...


    By Nilex

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