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Specification Section: 2023 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 protected] or [email protected], 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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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. The product line includes five grade sizes and types for all aspects of the landscape industry as well as a full line of mycorrhizal and biological products for plantings.

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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 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.

John Schramm

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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 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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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, plastic catch and drain basins, and plastic sheet goods. We have certified shop 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 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.

Katie Bouchard

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Simpson Strong-Tie

Introducing Carbophalt G from Simpson Strong-Tie—a reinforcement grid made of durable, high-tensile-strength carbon fiber that strengthens asphalt roads and highways. Unlike other asphalt reinforcement products, its open-grid design is fully saturated with bitumen, helping it form a powerful, long-lasting bond between asphalt layers.  

Our innovative grid distributes loads more evenly, increases load-bearing capacity, and makes roads more resistant to cracks, potholes and rutting. Ideal for new construction or resurfacing, this grid is tested and proven to extend the service life of paved surfaces, delivering greater economic value through time. And it’s easily milled and recycled, making it reusable and highly sustainable. Installation is fast and easy with our grid machine, which is available with complete training for operators. 

To learn more, visit strongtie.com/asphalt.

Doug Krause

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Soil Retention

Drivable Grass, manufactured by Soil Retention, is a plantable, flexible and permeable concrete pavement system designed with an engineered polymer grid that 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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Solmax is a geosynthetics pioneer, innovator and leader. With almost five decades’ experience, our recent acquisitions make us one of the world’s largest geosynthetics manufacturers. With plants in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, our geosynthetics are used in critical applications by significant customers in mining, energy, waste management, construction, agriculture and irrigation, civil engineering, environmental containment, infrastructure, and transport. Our products safeguard the earth from waste and contaminants, and protect investments, helping preserve the integrity and longevity of vital infrastructure in the toughest environments. Our vision is to advance the geosynthetics industry and create products that are accessible everywhere.    

Solmax – geosynthetics that support human progress. Visit us at www.solmax.com.  

Solmax Product Team

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Western Green

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.

Jill Pack

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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.adspipe.com/water-management-solutions/geosynthetics.

Heather Schreiber

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AIRE Environmental

AIRE Environmental manufactures industrial products for secondary containment, fluid storage, flood protection, spill cleanup and erosion control. Popular products include containment berms, flexible water bladders, water-filled flood barrier “Diversion Tubes,” drip containments, culvert socks/flumes, dewatering bags, spill kits and absorbents. Manufacturing in Meridian, Idaho, our capabilities include precision CNC cutting, radio-frequency welding, hot air welding and industrial sewing. We also offer custom and OEM manufacturing. Let our technical support staff assist you with compliance, emergency orders and custom projects.

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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, 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.

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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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ERTEC Environmental Systems

ERTEC manufactures revolutionary erosion, sediment and wildlife control systems with twice the performance, half the total cost and zero waste. Compared to traditional solutions such as silt fence and wattles, ERTEC’s sediment control technology significantly reduces unlawful sedimentation to global waterways. Compared to solid or perforated sheet or fabric, ERTEC’s wildlife control systems reduce installation and monitoring time and maintenance headaches. All ERTEC solutions function for long durations and reduce or eliminate post-construction waste to landfill.

Joe Sherratt

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Geostar Technologies

Geostar Technologies distributes its own lines of geotextiles, geogrids and gabions made in the United States. Our new U.S.-made product is AquaRockBags, a highly durable, easily installed solution for marine applications including shoreline and bank preservation and restoration, abutment and scour protection, and artificial reefs and wave breaks. We currently work with a variety of customers, from civil contractors to government entities, on projects that include road construction, retaining walls/soil retention, bank/shoreline restoration and much more across all 50 states, Canada and the Caribbean.

Justin Webb

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GeoTree Solutions

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 that might be classified as culverts or 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.

John Hepfinger
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Industrial Fabrics

Industrial Fabrics, Inc. (IFI) manufactures the BaseLok line of geosynthetic products.  Based in Houston, BaseLok is the only manufacturer who produces punched and drawn geogrids, geocells and laminated geogrid products. This diversity allows our staff of professional engineers to provide solutions that match the project needs, not our manufacturing limitations. BaseLok products are used in numerous applications from base stabilization to retaining walls to erosion control. IFI has more than 40 years of experience providing expertise in the geosynthetics markets. Let us partner with you on your next project.  

Yadira Torres

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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 nonpoint source pollution, mitigate urban heat islands, and much more.

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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 locations in North Carolina, Minnesota, Illinois, New York and Massachusetts, LSC draws from a deep pool of technical talent who possess the same competent and hard-working nature of our customers.

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Founded in 1879, Maccaferri manufactures, designs, supplies and constructs systems for the global construction industry. The knowledge and capability to easily combine products and solutions enables Maccaferri to offer clients tailored solutions, optimizing value and reducing project cost. Maccaferri’s geosynthetics products can be used to fulfill the following main functions: reinforcement stabilization and asphalt reinforcement, drainage separation, filtration and protection, barrier systems, and erosion protection.

Maccaferri’s wide range of geogrids (with a variety of polymers, configurations and strengths) maximize the opportunity to reuse site-won materials as backfill to reinforced soil walls and slopes. MacMat and MacMat R (reinforced) 3D permanent erosion control mats increase the soil’s resistance to erosion. They provide immediate protection of exposed topsoil areas from the direct effects of wind, rainfall impact or water flow regardless of the amount of vegetation established.

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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

For more than 40 years, XR Geomembranes have set the industry standard for geomembrane strength, durability and performance. Our long record of successful installations containing a variety of harsh liquids has given Seaman Corporation a recognized position of leadership in this very specialized field.

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.

Engineered for protection where performance is essential. Contact us today to find out more about how Seaman Corporation can help you leverage your competitive advantage. 

Bill Shehane

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Shawcor is a global materials science technology company specializing in products and solutions for the water, energy, infrastructure and transportation markets. For decades, Shawcor has engineered and manufactured products that protect the environment, conserve resources and extend asset life. 

A leading Shawcor brand is Xerxes. For 40-plus years, Xerxes corrosion-resistant fiberglass tanks have provided sustainable solutions for fuel, water and wastewater tanks. Xerxes’ most recent product expansion is HydroChain Stormwater Management Systems. HydroChain provides components for comprehensive water-quality systems, including Xerxes fiberglass tank options and other treatment, filtration, storage and infiltration options that can be used individually or as a complete stormwater management system. Featured HydroChain products are Chambers that optimize infiltration solutions and Vortex Filters that add treatment capabilities to infiltration/storage designs.

Bruce Coe

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Sixense provides a distinct spread of tools that improves knowledge of infrastructure condition through asset-management software, sensor technology and instrumentation as well as nondestructive testing. Our integrated solutions unify inspections and monitoring data to optimize infrastructure management and decision processes. BeyondAsset is our software that optimizes bridge and asset inspections as well as management of any infrastructure.

EverSense and BeyondMonitoring systems are turnkey instrumentation deliveries used for monitoring anything from a single bridge or tunnel to large infrastructure networks. EverScan is a unique portfolio of nondestructive measurement methods focusing on cable and post-tensioned structures.

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Strata Systems

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.

Craig Bell

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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.

Nathan Gran

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Tensar Corporation

Tensar Corporation, a division of CMC, and 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.

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TYPAR Geosynthetics

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.

Keith Misukanis

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