Team EJP Blog
With geotextile fabrics being used so commonly on today’s active jobsites, it is hard to believe that this technology did not even exist just eight decades ago. This technology is commonly used to separate soil layers, and has turned into a multi-billion dollar industry.
As the winter months approach, contractors and site owners get serious about preparing their sites for the worst that nature has to offer. Especially in northern regions, open construction areas can expect repeated freeze and thaw cycles, along with storm events that can include sleet, snow and rain.
We've all had reclamation or revegetation projects that have had issues. The plants don't seem to grow well and the soil washes away again. Rainwater sits on the surface and won't soak in, causing a muddy mess or stuck vehicles. Whatever issues you've run into, did you know that you could avoid them through soil testing? Here's a quick look at the PS3 soil test and how it can help ensure that your next project goes smoothly.
Erosion is a serious issue. It robs the soil of nutrients and causes it to detach and run off. It can clog waterways, killing aquatic life. As our society has become more strongly focused on sustainability, erosion has become a more important issue. One great option to consider when trying to control runoff and erosion in a new project or problem area is erosion control blankets. Available with a wide range of longevity, they provide a solid structure that limits erosion without a high cost or environmental impact. Here's a quick look at these materials, what applications they work well in and how to use them effectively.
Gabions and reno mattresses provide a rugged three-dimensional solution for some tough ground stabilization challenges. Essentially gabions and reno mattresses are wire baskets filled with sized rock. Both provide protection in many applications, including bridge scour, steep slope protection, channel lining and more.
Although mother nature seems unwilling to let winter pass quietly into that good night, we all know the next season is just around the corner. Mud Season! Oh, you thought it was spring? Those of us who live in New England know that there is that 5th season just waiting to make a mess from our driveways to our back roads. Mud season is an insult to injury sort of situation that follows the enjoyable appearance of frost heaves that crop up just before its arrival.
When you have a paving job that needs to get done, it's easy for it to either get delayed or go over budget. How do you get the job done effectively and efficiently? One option that many contractors are putting into effect are the stabilization and paving products from Tensar. Two of the most popular products they offer is GlasGrid and Geogrids. Let's take a solid look at each product and what their advantages and disadvantages are for your situation.