erosion control contractor Articles

  • Erosion control at a former nuclear testing site

    A reclaimed 175-acre section within the larger Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson County, Colorado, west of Denver, was home to a nuclear testing facility for 40 years. The area’s combination of rolling topography, high winds and incidents of heavy rain and snow increase the likelihood of soil erosion. Given the site’s past use, it’s important to keep soils ...


    By Nilex

  • Ask a Cable Concrete Contractor About the Most Significant Effects of Soil Erosion and the Harm It Can Do

    Soil erosion is not unusual. In fact, it’s a pretty common occurrence around the world. When topsoil is disturbed, this layer of ground gets moved from here to there—fertile soil for farming can be lost, and wild lands can have a difficult time regenerating. Whereas soil erosion is typically thought of as a slow acting process, in reality, there is no real way of knowing just how ...

  • Steep Slope Erosion Control (Punta Raton, Panama) case study

    Background: The hilly Pacific coastline of Panama has witnessed the force of many storms and severe erosion forces in years past, leading to a problem for the Punta Raton Beach Residences. In order to procure the most property out of the available space, contractors have been required to cut into the bordering slopes at a 70 degree angle. Technical ...

  • Boggabri Erosion Control Flumes, New South Wales - Case Study

    Background During the past ten to fifteen years, the resources sector has seen phenomenal growth however in the areas of coal, gas and petroleum the expansion has been unprecedented. In NSW, coal mining in the Hunter Valley near Singleton and Muswellbrook has always been the focus of attention for coal mining and growth, however despite expectations that deposits will be available for some ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Even small sites must follow best practices to control erosion and runoff

    Since 1990, construction sites larger than 5 acres and municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) serving populations over 100,000 have had to  abide by the rules of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Program. This program was put in place to protect the country’s waterways from sedimentation buildup. ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • 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

  • Steep Slope Erosion Control (Bijao Beach Resort,Santa Clara, Panama) case study

    Background: The Bijao Beach Resort community resides in the balmy region of Panama near Santa Clara’s beaches. It was constructed as a luxury resort to compete with nearby Playa Blanca and Decameron. An artificial mountain was created to enhance the geography of the resort. Native soil of the area was compacted and stabilized with biaxial geogrid, but rain has wreaked havoc upon the ...

  • Geoweb Erosion & Hard-Armor Protection Mccook Quarry Flood Reservoir - Case Study

    Project overview Permanent erosion protection was necessary for the McCook Quarry flood reservoir for the City of Chicago. The reservoir averages 300 ft deep and is approximately 1.75 miles in diameter. The 105 ft long slopes above the quarry face required a system that would be low maintenance and stable at 2H:1V. A major site specific challenge was installing an erosion control product on ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Shannon Creek Dam Switches to Custom Anti-Cav Control Valve Solution

    Shannon Creek Dam and pump station is the core feature of the Regional Water Supply scheme, a joint venture of the Coffs Harbour City Council and the Clarence Valley Council. With an inundation area is 37 square Km, the reservoir provides 30,000 mega litres of supplementary water supply to The Clarence Valley and Coffs Harbour, located on the Mid North Coast of NSW, Australia. This award-winning ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Minerals Division - Case Study

    Voorhees Highwall – Columbiana County, Ohio Fix and repair unsafe conditions at a prior strip mine in Ohio. Moved 50,000 cubic yards of fill, dewatered the site, and cleared 9 acres. Restored the area with erosion control systems, and added new drainage swales and structures. In the end, we turned the Voorhees Highwall into a sloping meadow with improved water quality and now lacks ...

  • Jefferson county waste transfer, Bessemer, Alabama - Case Study

    CONSTRUCTING JEFFERSON COUNTY ALA.'S new solid-waste transfer site to fit an existing county lot challenged the project’s contractor and engineers to develop a unique solution for a potentially severe erosion-control problem. The county-owned site offered good access for large vehicles and seclusion from residential areas, which made obtaining the proper zoning and permits less complicated. ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Retaining wall for Riverbank Protection (Rio Guayabo, Panama) case study

    Background: The strong currents of the famous rebel Guayabo River at it’s highest point in the Anton Valley watershed almost destroyed a large area of privately owned land. Constant changes in the water levels has eroded the banks, causing ancient trees to fall helpless into the river’s grasp. The construction of luxury residences “Los Portales” was suspended as the ...

  • 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

  • People working for the Environment: Combining conservation with job creation - case study

    On behalf of the Table Mountain Fund, NCC has used conservation projects on private land to develop local contractors and create long-term jobs. On behalf of the Table Mountain Fund, NCC used alien clearning projects on private land to develop contractors who would be able to take on future work independently. The Table Mountain Fund (TMF), established and administered by WWF South Africa, ...

  • Add-on biz: hydroseeding

    You always know where hydroseeders have been: they leave hillsides, golf courses and residential lawns a strange green-gray color that turns into tough native plants and lush, green turf. 0Chris Haddock, owner of CBH Landscape Contractors in New Hampshire, added hydroseeding to his business in the early 1990s. The bulk of his company's work is residential, but he also does golf courses, shopping ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • 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.

  • Preparing the way for commercial organics recovery

    The Planning for a source-separated commercial organics program began in California's Santa Cruz County in 2001. Businesses were surveyed to determine if there was sufficient interest in separate collection of food, food-soiled paper and wax-coated cardboard to supply a collection route. Many restaurants, markets and residential facilities responded enthusiastically to the idea of collection and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Designing A Better Alternative for Post-Closure Care

    After a landfill has reached the end of its service phase, federal law requires owners to install a final soil cover and maintain it over the next 30 years. This is the traditional strategy that most landfill owners employ and represents a significant cost of business. When all the layers are tallied together, the capping and post-closure period can cost up to $400,000 for a small, 100-acre ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Fire prevention strategies, storm cleanup

    WHEN IT comes to the importance of clearing dead and diseased trees as a fire prevention step, Wayne Williams of San Diego County, California is living (and breathing) it. “I was walking around the fire zone, and where residents had cleared spaces around their homes, the house was usually saved,” says Williams. “Houses without a firebreak, or on a ridge (where fire can leap out of a canyon), were ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Geoweb Swale Drain - Forrestdale Business Park, WA - Case Study

    Project: Geoweb Swale Drain Date: October 08 Client: Georgiou Group Location: Forrestdale Business Park, WA The new business development park at Forrestdale, located on the corner of Lakes/ Ranford Road, Forrestdale (approx.20km south of Perth CBD) required for the discharge of stormwater ...


    By Presto Geosystems

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