Nov. 18, 2016 04:15
The advent of the environmental movement, and the reconsideration of the importance of a healthy ecology in the political sphere, has had more impact on our country than anyone can say....
Nov. 18, 2016 04:15
There were mainly rattlesnakes and a few others, some harmless, some not. “The guy I was working with spots a rattler that’s stuck on a dock going out to a retention pond. He yells, ‘I have to go get that one!’ and runs over and chops the snake’s head off....
Sept. 16, 2016 01:46
You as a contractor also have favorites when it comes to the tools and products you use to do your work. Though a much less trivial matter than picking a candy bar, you arrive at these preferences in a similar manner, by trying things out and seeing how they ‘taste....
Sept. 16, 2016 01:46
Ever see one of those bumper stickers that says, "Always late, but worth the wait?" If native plant seeds could drive cars, those stick-ers would be on them. Oh, they may require a bit of patience, with germination taking any-where from 30 to 90 days, but once their green shoots finally do arrive, you'll be glad you stuck around to greet them....
July 15, 2016 12:09
Any contractor who works in erosion control can tell you that trying to control a river is no piece of cake. In point of fact, it is literally a herculean task to control a stream. One of Hercules’ 12 labors involved diverting two rivers to clean 30 years of filth from the stables of King Augeas....
July 15, 2016 12:09
In the soil erosion business, the name of the game is controlling and conserving the earth. We build silt fences, or place plastics or fabrics to keep the topsoil on properties so it doesn’t wash away, blow away or get tracked away by human or animal activity....
July 15, 2016 12:09
You’re tooling along the Interstate, and before you know it, the visibility drops down to zero. Not from fog, driving rain or blowing snow, but from a huge cloud of dust....
May 16, 2016 04:32
Much of the work they do is precautionary or preventive. They not only have to prevent runoff and stabilize slopes, but also try to control the flow of stormwater. Equally as important, they have to make sure it’s done in the proper manner—which means avoiding fines and penalties—and stay within budget....
May 16, 2016 04:32
When you need to keep a slope from blowing or washing away, you have a plethora of options. Erosion control is a wide field and the array of tools and methods at your disposal is vast. Between rip-rap, gabions, hydroseeding, articulated concrete blocks and geoeverything, it’s enough to make your head spin....

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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