Feb. 1, 2017 10:00
BY MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO But let’s take that broom out of the closet for a second. It’s an apt analogy, because when a better way of doing something comes along, it sweeps away older, less efficient methods. Similarly, geosynthetics have been almost as gamechanging for the erosion-control field....
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
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....
July 15, 2016 12:09
A Nebraska construction firm, Majestic C Team LLC, has agreed to pay a $10,750 penalty for allowing muddy site runoff to flow into a tributary of the Big Papio Creek. The agreement came as part of a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency....
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....
May 17, 2016 04:32
A carpenter from Isle of Palms, South Carolina, has come up with a new solution to protect beachfront property from erosion. Deron Nettles has the idea of a plastic wall that absorbs wave energy but allows water and sand to pass through. ...
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....
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....
March 18, 2013 03:46
It’s not meant to be seen. Ideally, it disappears, either partially or completely, over time, as nature fills in where it couldn’t before. Think of a plaster cast on a broken bone. Once the bone heals, the cast is unnecessary. Until the bone knits, however, that cast is indispensible....

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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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