Specification Section: Erosion Control
Erosion and sedimentation occur naturally with loosening and transport of soil by wind, water and ice. Controlling erosion is important, particularly on construction sites where removal of vegetation can degrade habitat, impact water quality and increase flood risks. These products offer engineered solutions to comply with regulations and combat natural forces.
This brief listing is meant to introduce a sampling of manufacturers and suppliers, with Web addresses to access further information. If we missed your company, email [email protected], and we’ll add it to a more-complete online catalog.
ABASCO LLC manufactures erosion-control products, offering a full line of turbidity/silt barriers including TYPE I, TYPE II & TYPE III TURBIDITY CURTAINS along with numerous special options and designs available for special applications. In addition, stormwater product applications such as debris barriers, oil-absorbent booms, containment booms and storage devices are offered, produced from PVC, Elvaloy and Urethane coated fabrics. ABASCO maintains an inventory of our standard products and can manage large projects on a timely basis. www.abasco.com
American Excelsior Company
American Excelsior Company is a national manufacturer of erosion- and sediment-control products with manufacturing locations and distribution partners all across the United States, making products and personal assistance always close to you or your job site. Products include Curlex Excelsior ECBs, Recyclex TRMs made from recycled soda bottles, Curlex Sediment Log, Bindex hydraulic mulch products, Curlex Bloc for shoreline and water-filtration applications, and a variety of straw and straw/coconut products. American Excelsior also offers free erosion-design software. www.curlex.com
AquaBlok Ltd. provides a range of fine-grained powder-coated materials that address a variety of geotechnical sealing and sediment-remediation applications. Highly versatile, AquaBlok products are used in pond/basin construction and repair, cut-off walls and dam rehabilitation, synthetic liner repair, and more. AquaBlok uses a patented “composite particle” system that consists of coat-
ing limestone aggregate with the highest-quality powdered sodium bentonite clay. By doing so, AquaBlok has “Built a Better Bentonite.” These materials provide targeted delivery, simplified handling, structural stability, reliable durability and a consistent seal. Blanket over permeable soils without blending, stop seepage around pipes and control structures without compaction. Apply dry during construction or through standing water. www.aquablok.com
BMP Supplies is a wholesale manufacturer of a unique line of environmental products, including patented catch-basin protection. BMP Supplies recently made an enormous impression at the International Erosion Control Association trade show in San Antonio, specifically regarding two BMP-patented products: the Spring Berm and Catch Basin Donut. The BMP Spring Berm is an expanding energy dissipater that reduces erosion and prevents the formation of rills or gullys.
The Catch Basin Donut is an aboveground product that efficiently filters stormwater near construction sites. Primary benefits of the donut are easy installation and even easier maintenance by simply sweeping or shoveling collected sediment from around the catch basin. The Catch Basin Donut comes in low-, medium- or high-flow fabric and has a four-inch overflow donut foam to prevent flooding. www.bmpsupplies.com
Charankattu Coir Mfg. Co.
Established in 1925, Charankattu Coir Mfg. Co. is one of the leading manufacturers and exporters of a wide variety of top-quality, environment-friendly coir geotextiles. The company has been in the industry for more than 91 years, catering to the highly competitive and quality-conscious international markets.
Long years of experience and vast knowledge in coir, plus inhouse production facilities, are just a few of our strengths. We have been the winner of the largest Coir Geotextiles Exporter’s Award of the government of India for the last 18 consecutive years. Reliable quality, strong business commitment, positive attitude, professional management and ability to execute bulk orders in time are our hallmarks. We are a recognized Export House. www.naturalworld.in
Earthsavers Erosion Control
Earthsavers Erosion Control Products is the home of the “Original Rice Straw Wattle.” These certified weed-free wattles have been tested for sediment-retention performance at the San Diego State University Soil Erosion Research Lab and proven in field studies by Caltrans and numerous other agencies. Earthsavers manufactures straw wattles in three diameters, available in photodegradable netting or 100-percent biodegradable burlap. Additionally, Earthsavers is a master distributor for a full line of erosion- and sediment-control products, geosynthetics and more. Our network of distributors provides local access to premium BMPs, and Earthsavers’ experienced staff, which includes two CPESCs, can provide superior technical support to our distributors and their customers and specifiers. Earthsavers is a proud member of IECA, ECTC and CASQA. www.earth-savers.com
Eco-Rain Tank Systems of America
Eco-Rain Tanks are underground modular products certified by the International Code Council (ICC), an independent organization, to meet Industry standards–designed to accept and hold rain and run-off water for infiltration into the substrate, detention for controlled release or for water reuse as a cistern. Tanks have a 97-percent void space for water storage. Certified for AASHTO H-25 loading in traffic areas, Eco-Rain Tank basins are used under parking lots and landscaped areas. Tanks are 1.34 feet wide x 2.25 feet long x 10 different heights and can be designed to fit in square, rectangular, tiered or odd shapes.
Eco-Rain ET-1301 – One-inch Drainage Cells are hard polypropylene drainage mats designed for use underground to provide a one-inch void space to transport and hold water.
Eco-Rain ET-1401 – Two-inch Drainage Cells are tough polypropylene drainage mats designed for surface use as gravel or turf pavers or as support for concrete pavers. www.ecoraintank.com
Beach Bouncer Barrier for Sargassum Control—Sargassum, a brown, stinky seaweed has been invading Caribbean, Mexico and Florida beaches. The seaweed (gulfweed or sea holly) has become a nightmare for the tourism industry.
Elastec Sales Manager Duane Bennish developed a solution: the ELASTEC Beach Bouncer, a new barrier designed specifically to deflect sargassum and let the currents carry it away.
The royal-blue, heavy-duty polyvinyl chloride (PVC) floating barrier has a three-foot (0.9-m) mesh skirt hanging from a 12-inch (0.3-m) float. The ELASTEC Beach Bouncer is available in 100-foot (30-m) sections with an anchoring system included. www.beachbouncer.com
Fiber Marketing International
Rainer Extreme DE is a combination of wood fibers and tackifier that makes the product very effective for dust and erosion control. It forms a stable dust-control matrix or an erosion-control mat and binds fine soil particles to the soil to prevent fugitive dust. As a fiber mat, it retains integrity after repeated rains for increased erosion protection, conforms to all surface contours, and eliminates tenting and rilling. It’s also non-toxic to aquatic organisms, fish or wildlife; has no germination or growth-inhibiting factors; high-temperature 177°C (350°F) steam and thermo-mechanical refining sterilizes the fiber; it has no viable noxious or other plant seed; all seeds are sterilized; and tacifier additive is homogeneously mixed with the fiber. It’s all in the same bag. www.fibermarketing.com
With a pioneering spirit as part of our culture, FINN Corporation has grown to a worldwide leader in the manufacture and sale of erosion-control and landscape equipment. FINN is your ground- and soil-management solution.
We pride ourselves on manufacturing Hydro-Seeders, Bark Blowers and Straw Blowers that give contractors the ability to work more profitably by completing more jobs at less cost. Contractors look to FINN for equipment of superior performance and quality. Contractors trust FINN because of our experience, our commitment to being their project solution, and our comprehensive product support. For more than 80 years, FINN has been
For more than 80 years, FINN has been manufacturing and supporting innovative soil-management equipment. We’ll continue to deliver on a commitment to innovative designs, exceptional equipment performance and outstanding customer service. www.finncorp.com
GEI Works Inc. is a product manufacturer and distributor specializing in erosion- and pollution-prevention products, including silt and turbidity curtains, stormwater management BMPs, dewatering products, secondary containment, collapsible water tanks and erosion-control materials.
We provide practical and cost-effective solutions that can be customized to address challenges stormwater-management and erosion-control professionals face every day. Our Taurus dewatering and filtration product lines are proactive solutions to satisfy BMP and SWPPP requirements. Our Boom and Turbidity Curtains, designed for maximum control and containment, are versatile enough to fit your specific projects.GEI Works leverages years of industry
GEI Works leverages years of industry experience and U.S. manufacturing capabilities to provide effective and economical solutions to projects and job-site challenges large and small in the United States and around the world. www.geiworks.com
Hanes Geo Components
Hanes Geo Components is an industry-leading supplier of erosion- and sediment-control products as well as geosynthetics. With more than 30 large stocking locations, we serve contractors, engineers and distributors in the United States and Canada. We deliver erosion-control blankets, turf reinforcement mats, hydromulch and many other products, often with our own fleet of trucks.
Hanes Geo Components manufactures several E & SC products, including ScourStop transition mats, Inlet Pro sediment bags, and TerraTex dewatering bags. We make and distribute a variety of silt fences: pre-staked, wire-back, logo-printed, DOT, “super silt fence,” lathe, pocketed, etc. Our TerraTex geotextiles comply with public and private specifications. Our TerraGrid aggregate confine-
ment geogrids are valuable to the engineering firm, design-build construction company, public agency and developer. www.hanesgeo.com
Heavyweight Sediment Control Solutions
The DuraWattle is a durable and reusable sediment barrier that replaces straw wattle or silt fence. Able to be used on soil, curb or hard surfaces, its best applications include perimeter control, stockpile management, drain-inlet protection or roadside ditch checks. The DuraWattle tested at 96.6-percent sediment retention and 58-percent turbidity reduction. It is made to be driven over in heavy traffic for full-site access, and is long lasting over multiple jobs, phases and years. It ships compressed to 1,800 feet per pallet, and is lightweight and easy to install. DuraWattle is 100 percent made in the USA for maximum quality, manufactured by Heavyweight Sediment Control Solutions in California. www.DuraWattle.com
HYDROSTRAW Vegetation Establishment Mulches (VEM). Straw is the No. 1 used fiber for erosion control and vegetation establishment, and now it’s conveniently available to you in a hydraulic form. Our specially formulated composition of annually renewable natural fibers, tackifier and other additives provides a new alternative to the old conventional wood mulch, paper mulch and cellulose mulches of the past. HydroStraw products are also widely accepted as an alternative to blown-straw treatments. You will now experience more uniform coverage, quicker and much easier loading procedures, and a product that requires less water to apply, making you more efficient in the field. We offer a full line of products to meet your vegetation and erosion-prevention needs. www.hydrostraw.com
For more than 26 years, JRM Chemical manufactures a full line crosslinked and linear anionic polymers for the erosion industry. Available in powders, emulsions and a convenient tablet, the linear polymers reduce soil erosion and clarify turbid water before it’s discharged back into the waterway. The linear powders are used as an overspray and in conjunction with Hydroseeding. All products are certified with NSF ANSI/NSF 60 standard for drinking water.
We have a full line of crosslinked polymers that are designed to reduce plant and turf waterings by 50 percent. They can be incorporated in hydro-seeding mixes to increase the moisture retention in the mulch matrix.
Our mycorrhizal products increase plant growth and establishment with less water and fertililzer, and they’re Ideal for poor soils such as mine reclamation. www.soilmoist.com
LSC Environmental Products
LSC is a global manufacturer of products and equipment designed to address the persistent environmental challenges of erosion, land reclamation, seeding, odor, dust and waste cover. Our most-versatile product, Posi-Shell, has erosion-control coatings that give engineers the ability to easily dial in durability specifications by adjusting formulations or application thickness. Whether looking to protect ditches, stabilize slopes, cover stockpiles, control siltation or address SWPPP requirements, nothing can match Posi-Shell’s performance, cost, design flexibility or speed of application. Our seeding product, Posi-Cube, has a unique blend of mineral binders and wood fibers that create the perfect micro-environment for enhanced seed hydration, accelerated root establishment and high-end erosion protection. This innovative product dramatically increases germination rates and reduces installed costs even in the toughest conditions. www.lscenv.com
Maccaferri is a global leader of civil and geotechnical engineering applications that help consultants, agencies and contractors with “Engineering a Better Solution.” Having invented the gabion and Reno Mattresses nearly 140 years ago, Maccaferri developed a double-twist wire mesh for hydraulic applications, including erosion protection and channel lining. In the past 20 years, we have expanded our expertise to include rockfall mitigation, coastal protection and geosynthetic solutions. We strive to build partnerships through trust and collaboration within our industry community across the United States. www.maccaferri-usa.com
MacLean Civil Products
Duckbill Anchor systems offer the most effective, lightweight, economical solutions to any anchoring application, large or small. They are intended for light-duty applications in normal soils, tree supports, erosion-control applications, light structures, fences and many more. www.earthanchor.com
Milliken Infrastructure Solutions
Concrete Cloth geosynthetic cementitious composite mats (GCCM) are a groundbreaking material technology that makes it possible to use concrete on slopes, in water and in other hard-to-reach locations, without forms or mixing and minimal equipment requirements. An engineered concrete in roll form, Concrete Cloth GCCM is fabricated with a three-dimensional structure that reinforces the concrete, providing strength and durability. Concrete Cloth GCCM can be quickly cut and secured in place, making it ideal for reinforcing or rehabilitating a culvert or drainage ditch, abutment, berm or other structure. Once hydrated, the cloth cures quickly to form a rigid, durable and water-resistant 5,000 psi armor. The cloth remains flexible for up to two hours and is easily manipulated to fit the contours of irregular installations.” www.milliken.com
Nedia Enterprises Inc. offers a complete line of erosion-control, sediment-control and bioengineered products made primarily from natural fibers. It provides innovative, quality products and excellent service to its customers in the erosion-control and bioengineering industry. Nedia is committed to the conservation of the environment. We believe that the proper use of our erosion-control products will contribute to improved environmental function and encourage widespread use of innovative and vegetation-friendly bioengineering techniques. www.nedia.com
North American Green
North American Green develops, produces and distributes a complete line of high-quality erosion- and sediment-control systems to meet the specific erosion-control, sediment-control, hydraulic, scour-protection and/or vegetation-reinforcement needs of nearly any application. Our integrated erosion-control solutions offer multiple options for protecting high-scour areas, topsoil, construction perimeters, stormwater runoff, sediment migration and more. North American Green also provides value-added services that include design software, site evaluation and installation guidance. In addition, North American Green’s Ultimate Assurance Guarantee is the most-comprehensive product- performance guarantee in the industry. www.tensarnagreen.com
PermaMatrix BSA HYDRO is a unique biotic soil amendment that is an alternative to traditional compost blankets or topsoil caps. It initiates the development of healthy soil through a combination of the essential elements that make up the life-supporting organic matter of robust topsoil. PermaMatrix BSA HYDRO combines carbon-based fiber, organics rich in humic and fulvic acids, micro-organisms, mycorrhizae fungi, water-retaining organic polymers, and biochar to create an optimal growing medium for seed and plants. Upon application, these microbiological elements enhance seed germination and increase vegetation on soils that have been previously disturbed by natural or man-made events. PermaMatrix BSA HYDRO is used where a vegetated solution is required to prevent erosion, stabilize bare ground and/or enhance biological function in unproductive soils. www.permamatrix.com
Based in Buffalo Grove, Ill., Profile Products manufactures and distributes proven solutions that help you thrive in a competitive environment while enhancing the natural environment of the sites you serve. As the world’s largest manufacturer of hydraulically applied erosion-control products, it is our mission to consistently help our customers establish sustainable green space through water and soil management, and plant establishment. We accomplish this by combining our knowledgeable people, proven products and groundbreaking technology to meet real-world circumstances and exceed real-world expectations.
Patented Flexterra High Performance-Flexible Growth Medium (HP-FGM) is the most-advanced solution proven to surpass all hydraulically applied erosion-control products and turf-establishment blankets on the market. www.profileproducts.com
RoLanka’s BioD-Block coir fiber block system is a patented product. It consists of a densely packed mattress coir fiber block attached to a bristle coir woven fabric (780 g/sq.m unit weight). Coir fabric is tightly wrapped around the 10-foot-
long coir block on three sides, leaving the other side open to fill with dirt. The flexible BioD-Block is available in 12- and 16-inch-tall blocks. The 12-inch-tall blocks are five inches thick, and 16-inch-tall blocks are nine inches thick. Each coir block has a female and a male end. These male and female ends in BioD-Block create a strong and easy-to-handle connection, providing an excellent face to the soil layers. It is an excellent tool for construction of vegetated soil lifts. www.rolanka.com
TerraPro is a soil builder and conditioner containing soil molecules commonly called humic acids, a novel formulation exclusive to Soil Secrets. Soil Secret’s research on humic acids, performed at the National Labs, has completed a study on the molecular description, characterization, functionality, aging, geometry and polarity of the soil molecules generically called humic acids. This research provides molecular scientific evidence.
TerraPro contains the “right stuff” that defines a healthy and productive soil, giving it a rich dark and fertile quality. TerraPro encourages microbial activity at the root zone, making trace elements and water more available to the plant. This improves plant nutrition and health. Soil carbon containing humic acids that are Supramolecular can be effective in the remediation of corrosive, toxic and salty soils, and are known to improve soil structure. www.soilsecrets.com
Whatever soil reinforcement your project needs, Strata provides the system that is the most-flexible and cost-effective turnkey solution available. With more than 20 years of knowledge and expertise in the grade-change and soil-reinforcement industry, we know how to work with your team to achieve the best results on every project. www.geogrid.com
Suståne Natural Fertilizers
Suståne Natural Fertilizers Inc. manufactures a full line of top-quality, natural and organic fertilizers, including materials suitable for general landscaping and erosion-control projects. Made with mature, aerobically windrowed composts, our granules deliver stabilized organic matter and balanced fertility at a pH ideal for plant establishment. Our products feed both plants and soil-enhancing microorganisms that solubilize nutrients and improve soil structure. Formulated to be long lasting, Suståne granules are rich in humus, weed free and suitable for hydroseeding. Backed by more than 25 years of research, Suståne Natural Fertilizers have been proven to be safe and effective on diverse crops, including native plants, grasses and forbs. Our fertilizers are USDA Biobased Certified and used by turf grass and landscape managers worldwide. www.sustane.com
SW Products LLC
SW Products LLC is an environmental manufacturing company that produces the Marlee Float Skimmer, a stormwater/sediment-control device. The skimmer is a surface drain used in sediment basins during construction. Because of its durable HDPE construction, it can also be installed for permanent use in retention and detention ponds. The EPA is now requiring that many states adopt regulations for all sediment basins to utilize outlets that discharge water from the surface, and skimmers are the most cost-effective method to meet this requirement.
The company’s founder and CEO, Jamie McCutchen, is a licensed civil engineer and invented the Marlee Float Skimmer in 2012. We currently distribute our product in 10 states through a distributor network, with plans to expand to additional states and Canada this year. www.SWProductsUS.com