Specification Section: 2022 Erosion Control and Geosynthetics Guide
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@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll add it online.
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.
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.
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, 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Presto Geosystems’ GEOWEB Soil Confinement System (Geocells) offers flexible solutions for challenging soil stabilization problems. The GEOWEB System strengthens and transforms fill material, improving performance in a variety of applications.
For controlling erosion, the GEOWEB System’s 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.
ENVIROFLEX is a tapered interlocking articulating concrete block (ACB) revetment system designed for erosion control use in areas with high-velocity flows subject to scour. ENVIROFLEX offers a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to rip-rap, gabion mattresses, solid concrete or asphalt linings, and other hard-armor systems. The ENVIROFLEX system design reduces surface drag on the block during flow events, which minimizes overturning potential, creating the most-stable ACB surface in the market. The ability for ENVIROFLEX to accept sediment infill from storm events allows the establishment of riparian plants and enables cyclical natural habitat while providing a stable and scour-proof bottom. ENVIROFLEX applications include channel lining, dam/spillway overtopping protection, culvert outlets, detention/retention basins, embankments, levee stabilization, wetland traffic crossings, pipeline protection and more.
Julia Schmid Jansson
Western Green, and its associated erosion control brands North American Green, East Coast Erosion 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
GeoTree Solutions (GeoTree) offers a wide range of highly engineered solutions designed to repair, protect, strengthen and rehabilitate critical infrastructure assets spanning industrial and civil infrastructure markets.
GeoTree’s GeoSray geopolymer system is made of a high-performance, fiber-reinforced geopolymer mortar, specifically formulated and engineered as an environmentally friendly solution for rehabilitating a range of infrastructure including: culverts, stormwater collections and larger structures under bridges which might be classified as culverts or as bridges.
GeoTree’s RenewWrap CFRP strengthening system comprises a wide range of carbon and glass FRP reinforcements and compatible saturating resins highlighted by our ICC-ES certified (ESR-3663) FRP strengthening system. It is ideal for use on bridges specifically for: column strengthening, decking/slab reinforcement, footing, girders, pier caps and piles.
Hi-Tec Enterprises – Soil Stabilization
With a history of offering its customers technical solutions, Hi-Tec Enterprises is now also Hi-Tec Soil Stabilization. As a partner of more than 35 years with Soiltec Germany, Europe’s leading company in complete geotechnical solutions, Hi-Tec is now able to bring Soiltec’s low environmental impact technical solutions to the U.S. market.
Our SoilWeb product offers arguably the best value for a variety of applications. Forty years of industry experience and more than 20 years dedicated to cellular confinement makes Soiltec’s SoilWeb an easy choice for your project. Whether it is for load support projects, channel and slope protection, retaining walls or even roof greening, we have the solution and the technical experience to make sure your project performs.
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 nonpoint source pollution, mitigate urban heat islands, and much more.
JW 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.
For more than 30 years, JRM has supplied the stormwater and erosion industry with linear and crosslinked polymers.
The linear polymers—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. More than five grade sizes and types for all aspects of the landscape industry. Full line of mycorrhizal and biological products for plantings.
Keystone Retaining Wall Systems
Throughout the 30-plus years Keystone Retaining Wall Systems has been in business, we have become North America’s leading source for structural and landscape retaining wall solutions. Keystone’s products and services address soil retention, erosion control, and inventive landscape systems for commercial, municipal, transportation, residential and industrial applications. Our wall units include lipped, lugged and pinned systems. The pinned systems use Keystone pultruded fiberglass pins with 6,400 psi shear strengths and a near-vertical construction option. Two Keystone structural wall systems, Compac and Regal Stone Pro, have been widely approved for use across the country by state departments of transportation.
KeyWallPRO is an updated version of our industry-leading engineering wall design software. It is advanced, professional-level software for the design of Keystone’s mechanically stabilized earth walls.
King Steel Fasteners
King Steel Fasteners is a family owned U.S. 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.
810-721-0300 ext. 32
A Core & Main Brand
For more than three decades, contractors, engineers and supply companies across North America have relied on L&M Supply for affordable, quality products. That product offering spans a wide range of geosynthetics used to improve performance and reduce costs in a variety of projects, including subsurface drains, roadways, railroads, dams, landfills and more, using non-woven geotextiles, woven stabilization fabric, woven monofilament and high-performance/high-strength geotextile fabric. Erosion control is also at the core of L&M’s business, from silt fence and compost filter socks to blankets and wattles.
With manufacturing facilities and warehouses that span more than a million square feet, L&M has a complete line of products and the staff to help suit your unique project needs. Give us a call to get started!
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. More than 30 years ago, LSC pioneered the use of spray-applied alternate daily cover and solar-powered vent flares in the solid-waste industry. Since then, we have applied our unparalleled expertise in spray-applied environmental coatings to a variety of new products, industries and markets.
LSC’s line of products have been used extensively in high-profile environmental sites. With offices in New York, Illinois and Massachusetts, LSC draws from a deep pool of technical talent who possess the same competent and hard-working nature of our customers.
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.
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.
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.
Rocky Mountain Bio Products
Rocky Mountain Bio Products supplies organic bio-fertilizers, natural soil conditioners and soil amendments. Biosol Forte is an organic fungal and bacterial biomass from penicillin production, with unique, stable and long-lasting nutrients for rebuilding all types of soil for revegetation. Menefee Humate is a natural soil conditioner for plant cell and root development. MycoApply mycorrhizae fungus is the amendment that aids in expanding the plant’s root mass 100 to 1,000 times larger, which helps plants be healthier and handle environmental stress. Our PermaMatrix, a biotic soil amendment, is a topsoil replacement/alternative. Restoring the biological function to disturbed soils for healthy soil life and improved plant establishment. Visit www.WEFIXDIRT.com for product and distributor information.
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.
For more than 40 years, XR Geomembranes from Seaman Corporation have been successfully used throughout the world to formulate the strongest, most-durable geomembranes in use today, setting the industry standard for geomembrane strength, durability and performance.
Seaman Corporation offers three grades of XR Geomembranes for containment: XR-5 for broad chemical-resistant applications requiring high-strength membranes; XR-3 for moderate chemical-resistant requirements; and XR PW for potable water contact products. All XR Geomembrane products are classified as an Ethylene Interpolymer Alloy (EIA). They are very stable, with low thermal expansion-contraction properties.
Maximize protection with a superior geomembrane from Seaman Corporation. Contact us today to find out more about how XR Geomembranes can help you leverage your competitive advantage.
Shawcor is a leading global company specializing in products, services and solutions for the water, energy, infrastructure and transportation markets. For 40-plus years, Shawcor has engineered and manufactured composite products that protect the environment, conserve resources and extend asset life.
In a major step forward in sustainable innovations, Shawcor has developed HydroChain Stormwater Management Systems, which include all the components needed for comprehensive water-quality systems. Shawcor combines its Xerxes corrosion-resistant fiberglass tanks with treatment, filtration, storage and infiltration options that can be used individually or as a complete stormwater management system. A featured product is our composite Triton Chambers, which allow customers to optimize infiltration solutions. And our HydroChain high-rate upflow Vortex Filters work synergistically by adding treatment capabilities to your stormwater infiltration/storage designs.
LiteEarth: Erosion- and Virtually 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 there is no granular ballast to maintain. LiteEarth is made of a 40-mil LLDPE Series geomembrane laminated to synthetic grass and is installed using permanent engineered earth anchors.
Stone Strong Systems
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.
Strata is a global leader in geosynthetic manufacturing and geotechnical engineering, delivering innovative products and solutions for an array of site-development challenges worldwide. Strata’s products are made according to international quality standards backed by globally recognized design, engineering and technical-support services.
Strata’s product portfolio includes StrataGrid and StrataWeb, which help with reinforcement, confinement and stabilization of soft soils. Our Sleeve-It product is a pre-engineered fence-post anchoring solution used to enhance the below-grade foundational stability of fences placed on top of a segmental retaining wall (SRW). Thanks to its patent-pending cantilevered design, the Sleeve-It system allows stable fence footings to be integrated into the support structure of the SRW during construction.
Moisture Is the Threat of Roadway and Civil Structure Durability
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.
Tensar Corporation, a global leader in soil stabilization and reinforcement for construction, announces the release of the next generation in its portfolio of geosynthetic solutions: Tensar InterAx geogrids. Since Tensar invented geogrids in the 1970s, the products have earned a reputation as the optimal way to address poor soil conditions and stabilize aggregate in roadways and other paved surfaces to enhance longevity and performance.
Tensar has also introduced a major update to its design software, Tensar+, to help engineers design with and specify Tensar InterAx geogrid. Tensar+ also includes tools to help users understand the total value of the InterAx engineered solution, including initial and lifecycle cost savings, time savings, and sustainability metrics. Additionally, Tensar experts are readily available to work alongside you, to provide site-specific solutions to each project’s challenges.
At TYPAR Geosynthetics, we create performance-based replacements for building staples such as 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 floodwaters, TYPAR Geosynthetics can meet application requirements and extend the life of projects.