Jan. 14, 2013 04:05
It’s an unfortunate fact of life that some retaining walls do fail, and there are some specific reasons why they fail. Understanding those reasons can be the difference between building a wall that collapses within a few years, or one that may hold up as sturdily and with as much longevity as the Great Wall of China....
May 13, 2013 04:01
The Maui County Department of Environmental Management and local farmers Vetiver Farms Hawaii LLC are planting more than 1,200 vetiver grass starters at the Lanai Landfill as a way to fight soil erosion on the island. Vetiver is a special grass that curbs erosion and absorbs substances such as lead and arsenic from the soil and water....
July 15, 2013 03:59
Oceanfront property owners in Bridgehampton and Sagaponack, New York, approved a $26.5 million plan to deal with the loss of beachfront caused by storms. Beaches in the adjoining districts have lost an average of 125,000 cubic yards of sand a year for 20 years, enough to fill 6,250 dump trucks annually, town officials said....
March 18, 2013 03:46
“One of the best ways to control the erosion is to use riprap, which is just broken stone that is placed there and holds the soil; it will withstand wind erosion, and especially, the water pounding on it,” said Grant Evans, Mozingo Lake manager. “However, Riprap is very expensive to buy and especially to truck in....
Nov. 18, 2013 03:43
Have you ever thought about what things look like from their side? We’re going to take a moment to walk in the shoes of three different DOT employees from three different states. Each has different titles and responsibilities, giving us a chance to learn about the unique—and not so unique—challenges and requirements that can make their jobs daunting....
Jan. 13, 2014 03:33
Although we are a small industry, it is a highly specialized market and we need to be kept up-to-date on new techniques and new products. We publish this magazine to keep the information flowing all during the year, as do the other publications serving this market....
July 15, 2014 11:34
Geosynthetics is really an umbrella term for the vast array of materials that make up the world of engineered products. They are used for controlling erosion, covering soil, or for separating layers of soil. These products can also be used as soil stabilizer, even as drainage aids....

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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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