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Specification Section: 2021 Erosion Control and Geosynthetics Guide

Parul Dubey on February 4, 2021 - in Directory, Erosion Control, Geosynthetics, specification section

This guide briefly showcases the latest Erosion Control and Geosynthetics products specified by civil and structural engineers throughout the industry. If your company should have been included, let us know at [email protected] or jboone@v1-media.com, and we’ll add it online.

CivilGEO, Inc.

CivilGEO develops civil engineering and stormwater software that greatly speeds up an engineer’s work when performing erosion control engineering analysis. Flood studies, bridge design, dam failure, detention pond design, urban drainage and more can be analyzed and designed.

Users typically save at least 50% of their engineering time using the advanced automation that the software provides. The software tightly integrates with Autodesk Civil 3D, Bentley MicroStation, and ESRI’s ArcGIS and ArcMap. Free demonstration versions are available for trial.

Sara Presta
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Erosion Supply Company

Sediment Basin Skimmers. Tested, Proven and Approved. Spec with CONFIDENCE.

ESC Skimmers include barrel pipe, flex hose and an EASILY changeable Orifice. Skimmer legs help keep the inflow device out of mud.

With an industry-leading wholesale/dealer network, our ESC Skimmers can be LTL freighted anywhere in the country in a matter of days. All of our state approvals, testing data, cut sheets, and flow rate/sizing calculator are on our website under Skimmers. Each skimmer is assembled by hand to ensure correct balance, ballasting, flow characteristics and orifice flow rate. 

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Keystone Retaining Wall Systems

Throughout the 30-plus years Keystone Retaining Wall Systems has been in business, we have become the leading source of retaining wall and landscape solutions. Keystone’s products and services address soil retention, erosion control and inventive landscape systems for commercial, municipal, transportation, residential and industrial applications. Our interlocking systems use Keystone pultruded fiberglass pins with 6,400 psi shear strengths and time-saving design and construction options. Two Keystone structural wall systems have been widely approved for use across the country by state departments of transportation.

The Keystone brand is recognized and trusted among engineers, specifiers, contractors, architects and homeowners worldwide. Our products are available in almost every state in the U.S. and more than 35 countries. Visit our website to view our full line of products and technical resources.

John Schramm

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Pennington Seed

Pennington Seed, well-known grass seed producer in both consumer and commercial marketplaces, offers a full line of grass seed products specially designed to meet specific needs for native reclamation and restoration of sensitive, erodible soils. Our regional seed blends produce natural and appropriate preservation of soil for a variety of project use-cases.

The Slopemaster products, for example, establish quickly, produce extensive root systems, and require little follow-up maintenance. We also offer erosion control products such as silt fences, erosion control blankets, channel liners, hydro mulches and tackifiers.

Brad Farmer

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Plastic Solutions-StormRAX

Plastic Solutions supplies high-quality, industry-leading trash racks in addition to selling HDPE pipe, HDPE fittings, PVC pipe, plastic catch and drain basins, and plastic sheet goods. We have certified shop and field welders to ensure all requirements are met.

Customer satisfaction and dedication built this company, and this is what drives us. We are committed to designing environmentally friendly products for a cleaner tomorrow. Our helpful and knowledgeable staff will work hard to get you the right products for your projects.

Plastic Solutions has many distributors of private and commercial products available nationwide to help you complete your project faster, saving you time and money. For example, our line of fiberglass-reinforced, UV-stabilized HDPE trash racks will never rust, are a fraction of the weight of re-bar trash racks, are easier to install and are covered by a limited one-year warranty.

Call us today, and let our expert staff help solve your stormwater management needs.

Jonathan Larrick

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Presto’s GEOWEB 3D soil-confinement system offers flexible solutions for challenging soil-stabilization problems. The 3D system strengthens and transforms fill material, improving performance in a variety of applications.

For controlling erosion, the GEOWEB system’s 3D cellular structure stabilizes the upper soil layer on slopes to resist sliding and prevent surface runoff erosion. In channel designs, the system controls stormwater and replaces expensive riprap and reinforced concrete with vegetation and poured-in-place concrete.

Vegetated gravity and reinforced GEOWEB retaining walls are designed for natural aesthetics and to meet green initiatives. Using the GEOWEB system to build roads with onsite, low-quality fill reduces cost and installation time.

Presto offers free project evaluations, fast and easy specification tools, and engineering consultation.

HDPE GEOWEB. Strength and Flexibility Perfected.

Katie Bocskor

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Propex GeoSolutions is a global leader in innovating patented geosynthetic and erosion control products that are tested, proven and trusted. We don’t just manufacture and market these innovative products, we also have an experienced team of professional engineers to support you through the design process, including creating a unique design for your project that meets specifications. We’ll also support your installation efforts through our certified installer program.

Interested? Try out EC Design, our web-based erosion control modeling application that uses Hydraulic Engineering Circular No. 15 (HEC-No25) and Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) to help you choose the best solution for your project.

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Stone Strong

What is it that makes Stone Strong the best block in precast? In a word: everything. Everyone knows we’re the biggest block in the industry. But what they may not know is that we’re the industry’s most efficient, complete retaining wall system as well. Or that our big block system is the first to be fully engineered both structurally and geotechnically. So no matter what you’re looking for—size, speed or strength—Stone Strong can meet your project requirements.

Nathan Gran

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Soil Retention Products

Drivable Grass, manufactured by Soil Retention, is a plantable, flexible and permeable concrete pavement system that is designed with an engineered polymer grid which allows flexibility and conformity to irregular ground surface contours along pre-defined linear grooves, while providing the intended structural support. This unique product, whether planted or non planted, is a solution for a variety of applications for soil stabilization.

Drivable Grass is an ideal solution for erosion control protection when used in bio-swales, road shoulders, roadside swales, infiltration basins, small channels and ditches. Drivable Grass is a permanent hard armor system that provides a simple solution to linear projects.

Bill Ramsay

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TenCate Geosynthetics


Did you know that moisture accelerates the deterioration of assets, increases financial loss, drains time and resources, and impacts funds that could be used for new projects? That’s the hard truth.

TenCate Mirafi H2Ri is a revolutionary continuous moisture management system for base course reinforcement and subgrade stabilization of Transportation, Site Development, and Energy Infrastructure projects such as roads, railways and airports. In fact, it’s the only geotextile with enhanced lateral drainage and the ability to remove water in unsaturated conditions. Plus, its management capabilities are so strong that it can actually move water uphill.

Our system works in any condition or climate. Put an end to potholes and other water-induced damages, and keep your roadways dry with Mirafi H2Ri.

Meghan Strickland

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Advanced Drainage Systems

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. provides a wide variety of geosynthetics to meet drainage, separation, stabilization and soil-reinforcement needs. Woven and nonwoven fabrics prevent ruts in unpaved roads, stabilize the ground under waste ponds, and help keep silt and fine soil out of collector pipes. Geogrids enhance pavement life and stabilize soft soils and give the ability to save money due to reduced aggregate thickness, sub-grade material thickness and undercuts. The ADS erosion control family of stormwater management products improves water quality by promoting vegetation and providing erosion protection in channels and on slopes. ADS Geosynthetics are available with the most comprehensive suite of water management products nationally through our network of manufacturing plants and distribution centers.

For more information, visit www.ads-pipe.com.

Tori Durliat

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American Excelsior Company

American Excelsior Company invented the erosion control blanket! Made in the USA and celebrating more than 130 years in business, American Excelsior manufactures a wide variety of erosion and sediment control products.

Curlex engineered fibers are made from 100% natural Aspen fibers and harvested from sustainable sources. Recyclex-based products keep millions of soda bottles out of landfills. Our three-netted TRMs in our TriNet family of products are designed to work in extreme applications. Curlex Sediment Log and Curlex Bloc products provide sediment control and have countless shoreline and water filtration applications. Hydraulically applied erosion control products and a variety of straw and straw/coconut products round out our offering.

With locations and distribution partners throughout the United States, we make it easy for you to address your local jobsite requirements.

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Contech Engineered Solutions

Contech Engineered Solutions is a leading provider of site solutions for the civil engineering industry. Contech is the only company that can provide bridge, drainage, erosion control, retaining wall, sanitary, soil stabilization and stormwater solutions on a national scale.

Our product offering includes corrugated metal and plastic pipe; steel truss, metal plate and concrete arch bridges and structures; hard armor, geogrid, geotextiles, block and retaining wall systems; and stormwater detention/retention, filtration and treatment systems.

Our product portfolio is based on more than a century of research and practical field experience serving the highway, drainage, sewage and site-improvement markets. To contact one of Contech’s 50 offices or 300 sales and product professionals nationwide, visit www.ContechES.com or call 800-338-1122.

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East Coast Erosion Control

East Coast Erosion Control is a leading manufacturer of erosion blankets and turf reinforcement mats. Our main values are quality products and excellent service. We carry a full line of products, including temporary blankets, permanent blankets (TRMs) and sediment devices

The revolutionary T-Recs is our HPTRM that delivers permanent stability with an ease of installation. Our multiple facilities and international distribution allow us to quickly provide product when needed. 

Diane Smith

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Vegetated Environmental Solutions

Designed for nature … Engineered for life. Envirolok’s patented tan bag technology provides permanent vegetated solutions by combining the engineered strength of soil with the principles of plant ecology.

Our non-woven geotextile bags permanently encapsulate soil for maximized stability.

Further reinforcement is achieved through the specialized connecting spikes.  For more-complex projects, the system is easily compatible with geogrid and other anchoring systems.

Envirolok is simple, no extensive footings or engineered backfill. Minimal excavation allows easy construction with minimal impact to the land. 

Simply install and add vegetation for a permanent solution to stabilization of slopes, streambanks, shorelines, stormwater channels and more.

Eric Seidl, LEED-AP

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Filtrexx is the leader in sustainable BMPs for construction and post-construction applications such as erosion and sediment control, construction site barriers, stormwater management, pollutant removal, low-impact development, green infrastructure, and living walls.

Filtrexx products and services are used in a variety of industries, including commercial construction and demolition, homebuilding, oil and gas, pipelines, power and utility, solar and wind, municipalities, DOT highway and road, environmental remediation, industrial/manufacturing, and agriculture.

Filtrexx SiltSoxx compost filter socks are in compliance with most state and federal agencies, including USEPA, AASHTO, USDA NRCS and US ACE.

Visit www.filtrexx.com for free design and installation specifications, CADs, submittal forms, and webinar training.

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Gator Guard

Synthetic Sediment Control Wattles are durable, lightweight and survive tires and tracks. Made from UV-resistant monofilament geotextile and stuffed with recycled polyethylene foam, a 6-in by 25-ft wattle weighs only 10 pounds, including installation nails provided. Best of all, the apron, covered with 1-inch of dirt, minimizes underflow washouts and blowouts common to fiber rolls and silt fence. Our 98% effective wattles are quick to install, can be repositioned as needed and taken to the next job. Sand-filled Weighted Wattles, Gutter Wattles and Drain Wattles are placed on Concrete and Asphalt to keep dirt out of the drain. Curb Cutout Protectors keep trash out of storm drain overflows. Our Foam Logs and Foam Sticks are used in making containment perimeters.

Lance Jensen

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Geo Products

For over 30 years, the EnviroGrid Geocell has been the solution for soil stabilization, slope and channel protection, and retaining wall needs. EnviroGrid is manufactured in the USA within an ISO 9001:2015 facility using 100% virgin HDPE resin. As an industry leader with projects worldwide, Geo Products is committed to providing innovative and cost-effective products to supply leading-edge solutions to any project. Our goal is to provide superior-quality material and specific project design development assistance. Contact us for a quote or design assistance.

Austin Bear

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GeoTree Solutions

GeoTree Solutions (GeoTree), a ClockSpring|NRI company, offers a wide range of highly engineered solutions designed to repair, protect, strengthen and rehabilitate critical infrastructure assets spanning the water/wastewater, oil, gas, and industrial and civil infrastructure industries. ClockSpring|NRI recently announced that its concrete solutions division, formerly Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, would now be named GeoTree.

Concrete Cloth GCCM

GeoTree’s Concrete Cloth geosynthetic cementitious composite mat (GCCM) is a revolutionary construction material that can be used in civil infrastructure markets, including transportation, oil and gas, stormwater, landfill, mining, and erosion control.

Engineered in roll form, Concrete Cloth GCCM, a licensed product of Concrete Canvas, is a three-dimensional, flexible, concrete impregnated fabric that hardens on hydration to form a thin, waterproof and fire-resistant concrete layer that can be used for ditch lining, slope stabilization, shoreline armor, secondary berm protection, culvert invert protection and geosynthetic liner protection.

Concrete Cloth GCCM can be installed in rainy and other wet conditions, virtually eliminating rescheduling due to weather, and it has a low alkaline reserve and a low wash rate for a minimal ecological impact.

John Hepfinger

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Hanes Geo Components

Hanes Geo Components is an industry-leading supplier of erosion and sediment control products as well as geosynthetics. With more than 40 large stocking locations, we serve contractors, engineers and distributors in the United States and Canada. We deliver erosion control blankets, turf reinforcement mats, hydromulch, sediment control materials and many other products, often with our own fleet of flatbed trailer trucks.

Hanes Geo Components manufactures several erosion and sediment control 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 geogrids are valuable to the engineering firm, design-build construction company, public agency and developer.

Dave Snyder

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Invisible Structures

For more than 35 years, Invisible Structures, Inc. (ISI) has been committed to manufacturing products that both protect and enhance the environment. Our 100% recycled plastic product line includes erosion control systems, porous pavers, underground stormwater retention and detention, and high-performance drainage systems. Our products help to prevent erosion and soil migration, reduce stormwater runoff, filter pollutants from water, recharge groundwater, reduce non-point source pollution, mitigate urban heat islands, and much more.

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JRM Chemical 

For more than 30 years, JRM has supplied the stormwater and erosion industry with linear and crosslinked polymers.

The linear polymers, which are available in powders, emulsions and tablets, floc water and reduce the turbidity of stormwater runoff. The anionic polymers comply and are certified NSF International ANSI/NSF standard 60. In erosion control, they can be used to tack hydromulch and for slope stabilization. 

Crosslinked polymers hold moisture and are used with new tree and ground cover plantings. They are designed to reduce plant waterings by 50% and last 3-5 years in the soil. Over five grade sizes and types for all aspects of the landscape industry. Full line of mycorrhizal and biological products for plantings. 

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J.W. Faircloth & Son, Inc.

The Faircloth Skimmer surface drain floats on the surface of the sediment basin as it fills and drains, releasing the cleanest water near the surface instead of draining muddy water from the bottom of the basin as conventional outlets do. The skimmer drains the basin slowly over several days at a constant rate to maximize settling. The adjustable orifice regulates the filling and drawdown of the basin and improves efficiency. Check out www.FairclothSkimmer.com for additional information, including cut sheets, a sizing template, detailed installation instructions and pictures. 

Joe Cooley

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King Steel Fasteners

King Steel Fasteners is a family owned USA manufacturer of hog rings and hog ring tools used for gabions, wattles, wire backed silt fence, rock fall mesh and other types of erosion control applications. Our helpful and knowledgeable staff can provide you with the right ring for your fastening needs.

Mark Filberth

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810-721-0300 ext. 32


LSC Environmental Products

LSC is a global manufacturer of premier products and equipment designed to address the persistent environmental challenges of erosion, odor, land reclamation, waste cover, seeding and dust. Over 25 years ago, LSC pioneered the use of spray-applied alternate daily cover and solar-powered vent flares in the solid waste industry. Since then, they have applied their unparalleled expertise in spray-applied environmental coatings to a variety of new products, industries and markets.

With the acquisition in 2016 of Terra Novo, Inc., who have served the erosion and sediment control industry for almost 20 years and are best known for their EarthGuard products, they are excited to offer new solutions for erosion control, soil amendment and site winterization. LSC’s product offering also includes a full line of specialty mixer/spray applicators.

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Muscle Wall

Muscle Wall is an erosion control solution that replaces sandbags, silt fencing, and other unreliable and archaic solutions. Muscle Wall is quick, easy, reusable, reliable and customizable. Muscle Wall can also be set up very rapidly for short-term protection of individual buildings and infrastructure. Muscle Wall is an extremely versatile product that has many non-flood applications when floodwater is not a threat. Visit www.musclewall.com for more information or call 435-213-9253 to connect with a Muscle Wall team member.

Tyler Searle

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Nedia Enterprises

Nedia Enterprises Inc. offers a complete line of erosion control, sediment control and bioengineered products made primarily from natural fibers. We provide innovative quality products and excellent service to 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 as well as encourage widespread use of innovative and vegetation-friendly bioengineering techniques.

Siby Pothen

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PROFILE Products

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. As the world’s largest manufacturer of hydraulically applied erosion control products, it’s our mission to elevate the excellence of the erosion control industry through advanced technologies, onsite consultation, educational seminars, and online tools and resources.

The latest in online resources from Profile, ErosionControlSpecs.com is a powerful new tool for erosion control and reclamation professionals. This free and easy-to-use specification-drafting website delivers the most up-to-date CSI-formatted specifications in minutes. With simple step-by-step instructions and the ability to customize specs for your needs, ErosionControlSpecs.com gives you quick, comprehensive specifications in an editable document delivered right to your inbox.

Adam Dibble

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RoLanka International

RoLanka’s BioD-Mat 70 is the most versatile blanket in the market for tough erosion problems. It is woven from machine-spun bristle coir twines and provides stronger, durable and environmentally friendly solutions in severe erosion problems. The open weave, durability (4-6 years) and heavy weight (23 oz/SY) of BioD-Mat 70 provide superior performance. BioD-Mat 70 blanket is an excellent protective liner for restoration of stormwater discharge ditches and channels to reduce sediment pollution and result in easy-to-maintain channels. It is also excellent for restoration of steep slopes including all eroded shorelines. The open weave allows planting plugs through the blanket without cutting. Also, the open weave in the blanket allows wildlife movement and easy establishment of vegetation through the mat. Visit www.rolanka.com.

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RYMAR Waterworks Innovations

RYMAR Waterworks Innovations produces game-changing stormwater and erosion control products and tools. The Marlee Float skimmer, an innovation in stormwater management, is the most effective and affordable skimmer on the market. Its unique, patented design has a shielded weir to prevent clogging and draws water from just below the surface, which keeps floating trash and debris in the basin while increasing sediment trapping efficiency. Constructed of HDPE pipe, this polyethylene float is UV-resistant and virtually indestructible, with no moving parts. It’s third-party tested, ships pre-assembled, and is easy to install. The Versa Wattle is designed to be used on hard surfaces to maintain access and provides inlet and perimeter protection. Its unique design is designed to be driven over, traps sediment and diverts flow over curb lines into catch basins. 

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Seaman Corporation

Seaman Corporation is a manufacturer of high-strength geomembranes used in transportation applications for the protection of EPS foam. Other applications include stormwater impoundment lining and floating diversion baffles. All products are manufactured in the USA.

The 9832G XR-5 Geomembrane is placed over structural lightweight EPS foam blocks where protection is needed against hydrocarbons, including highway, airfield and rail applications. The membrane is highly resistant to the effects of water, hydrocarbons and sunlight, and is considered the most puncture-resistant, lightweight product for the application. Prefabrication allows the contractor to minimize installation time, and because the 9832G is fabric reinforced, it withstands installation handling concerns against dragging and overburden placement.

Contact Seaman Corporation for suppliers throughout North America. 

Bill Shehane

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LiteEarth: Erosion- and Maintenance-Free Capping 

Solmax’s fully anchored LiteEarth capping system enables you to cap environmentally sensitive basins where erosion and soil instability make it difficult to install and operate traditional capping systems. Where traditional systems require significant design considerations and maintenance to avoid erosion of the cover, our LiteEarth system shines. The patented LiteEarth capping system is the only monolithic geosynthetic system, which means that there is no granular ballast to maintain. LiteEarth is made of a 40-mil LLDPE Series geomembrane laminated to synthetic turf and is installed using permanent engineered earth anchors. 

Dan Trask

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Strata Systems

Whatever soil reinforcement your project needs, Strata provides the system that is the most flexible and cost-effective turnkey solution available. With 25 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.

Sleeve-It SD-1 is a pre-engineered fence post anchoring solution for enhancing below-grade foundational stability in fences placed on top of a segmental retaining wall (SRW). Sleeve-It’s patent-pending design allows stable fence footings to be integrated into the support structure of the SRW while it is being constructed. Because of its cantilevered form and other properties, using Sleeve-It during the SRW build permits a code-compliant fence to be constructed, eliminating the 36” offset requirements of IBC 1015.2.

Caroline Yates

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TriAx Geogrid is a geosynthetic material used to stabilize soil. Today, many pavement designers are using geogrids to improve the performance of the aggregate within pavement structures. This allows them to offset increasing material costs, deal with increasing traffic loads, and create longer-lasting pavement sections.

How does TriAx Geogrid work? It has triangular openings, called apertures, which allow aggregate to strike through and provide confinement and interlock. This minimizes the movement of aggregate, resulting in increased stiffness of the granular layer. This increased stiffness is maintained much longer than in unstabilized aggregate layers, delivering improved pavement performance.



TYPAR Geosynthetics

At TYPAR Geosynthetics, we create performance-based replacements for building staples like stone, sand and asphalt. Our products are lighter and easier to install than their mineral counterparts, reducing materials required, waste created and the need for heavy construction equipment. With product and research facilities in Nashville, we’ve built upon 40-plus years of experience to extend our range of materials to provide protection, reinforcement, drainage, filtration and separation options to design and construction professionals.

From permeable driveway surfaces, tree-root-friendly barriers that protect underground structures or a reinforcement wall system that holds back flood waters, TYPAR Geosynthetics can meet application requirements and extend the life of projects.

Keith Misukanis

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Western Green

Western Green, and its associated erosion control brands North American Green and Western Excelsior, is the industry leader for manufactured erosion and sediment control products, and holds the industry’s most-complete product line ranging from short-term ECBs to permanent HPTRM Anchored Systems. Whether your site needs short-term protection or permanent vegetation reinforcement, trust Western Green’s quality brand products to handle any erosion issue you may face. 

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