Nov. 17, 2015 10:43
“For us, it really comes down to, what’s the weight of the machine, and what’s the horsepower,” said David Plechner of FJP Services, Inc., a commercial landscape construction company in Southampton, Pennsylvania....
Sept. 17, 2015 10:20
The earth is covered with soil, forming a living, breathing environment. One of its purposes is to help support plant growth. When the soil is disturbed either by construction or natural causes, and is left open to the elements, that’s when the damage occurs....
Sept. 17, 2015 10:20
“Space…the final frontier.” Those words, of course, are the familiar opening line of every classic “Star Trek” episode. There, Captain Kirk is referring to the infinite vastness of the galaxy, which was his to roam and explore. In the stormwater game, however, you can’t always count on having big, roomy areas in which to work, especially in highly developed urban settings....
Sept. 16, 2015 12:00
This famous latin phrase translates to “who watches the watchmen?” and it’s exactly what everyone is now wondering about the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has long been aggressive in their pursuit of wrongdoers....
Sept. 15, 2015 09:00
That’s so tacky!” When people say that, they usually don’t mean, “That’s so sticky!” Aside from the slang usage, the words ‘tacky’ and ‘tackiness’ don’t really refer to the tastefulness of the pink flamingoes on someone’s lawn, or the bad match of plaids and stripes that someone’s wearing....
July 15, 2015 11:26
Okay—so maybe, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Slurry” would not have been a bestseller. And you won’t have Professor Snape’s help in choosing what you’ll include in your potions. There are a number of admittedly non-magical factors you have to consider when deciding what to put in your tank....
July 15, 2015 12:26
Water always follows the path of least resistance. Usually, this isn’t a problem. Irrigating our crops, filling our reservoirs, even filtering our groundwater is all made possible by gravity working on water. Sometimes, though, gravity is not your friend. Sometimes water pools where it shouldn’t and causes drainage problems, great and small. Let’s take a look at some major and minor dra...
July 15, 2015 12:26
When we were little kids and had bad dreams about ‘the boogeyman,’ we hid under our blankets. We believed that nothing could get to us, as long as we were under that protective layer of fabric. It’s a great analogy for erosion control work and the products we use to do it with. One of the things we do to keep boogeymen away is to lay down protective blankets. Except our boogeymen are ...
May 15, 2015 06:08
Retrofitting your soil erosion and/or hydroseeding business means thinking about everything that affects that business: personnel, equipment, marketing, and whether you should invest in new technology. It includes plans for expansion and for succession once your leadership ends....
May 15, 2015 06:08
It’s hard to imagine preventing and controlling soil erosion today without the use of geosynthetics. These amazing, versatile and long-lasting materials have become vital to performing this task....

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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