July 18, 2011 04:48

The Real Dirt on Hydroseeding and Mulch-Blowing Equipment

Protecting the soil is vital and often challenging in the aftermath of disasters. Controlling erosion and stormwater runoff are major priorities. Every year, disasters—both natural and man-made—cast a dramatic impact on our environment. Fires, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes, as well as extreme man-made disasters such as last year’s British Petroleum (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, can become anathema to our natural resources.

On the mundane side, normal weather such as rain, wind, and snow also wear on our environment every day. All of these occurrences have a profound effect on one of the most basic and lifesustaining elements on our planet: soil.

When fires sweep through hillsides, they leave behind large denuded areas. These grounds become problematic as the soil becomes oversaturated come rainy season. With no retention in place, soil will slide down the slopes and ooze onto highways, waterways and homes.

From a contractor’s point of view, you need to be in a position to provide the necessary services. Equally as important, you want the best equipment available for the job. Fortunately, recent advances and upgrades regarding such equipment are available.

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In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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