Erosion control history and evolution

February 1st, 2023

Figure 1 Curlex, the first ever erosion control blanket (ECB), was invented in the 1960s. Photo courtesy of American Excelsior Co. I'm always excited at the opportunity to write this column in Geosynthetics magazine on behalf of the industry, but this issue’s focus on erosion control is extra special because “it’s in our name”: Erosion […]

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Green MSE walls and erosion and sediment control applications

October 1st, 2022

Figure 1. Badly eroded roadside slope adjacent to stream before restoration Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls are becoming more common in today’s landscape. Keeping soil in place during construction (erosion control), addressing stormwater contaminated with sediment-laden runoff during construction (sediment control), and providing successful revegetation after construction activities are all challenges that are commonly solved […]

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WINFAB expanding with geotextile production line

August 22nd, 2022

Willacoochee Industrial Fabrics, Inc. (WINFAB) is investing in a new state-of-the-art nonwoven geotextile manufacturing production line in Nashville, Ga. Start-up of the ANDRITZ needlepunch line is planned for the second quarter of 2023.   “We’re excited to continue the growth of our industry-leading geosynthetic solutions, and to provide options to customers during a time of industry […]

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Erosion and sediment control mine applications

August 1st, 2022

Successful synergistic approach to erosion control, sediment control and revegetation on this mine site. Turf reinforcement mat (TRM) was installed down the center of the channel, erosion control blanket (ECB) on the slopes, hydraulic erosion control product (HECP) on the flat surface above slope, and sediment retention fiber rolls (SRFRs) across the channel. Material was […]

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