Blogs

Dredge in the Fog

Be the first person to recommend this.
Dredge in the Fog-Terminal 117 Superfund Site Tags: construction , dredge , EPA , superfund , Terminal 117 Photo: David Jenkins Just a dredge in the fog, on the Duwamish Waterway , in Seattle, Washington .
0 comments
Be the first person to recommend this.
Tags: BFM, BMPs, bonded, bonded fiber matrix, cescl, construction, construction erosion, construction erosion and sediment control, construction erosion control, erosion, erosion control, fiber, hydromulch, hydroseed, inspect, inspection, matrix — How to inspect bonded fiber matrix (BFM) application to verify uniform coverage.
0 comments

Hydroseeding on Blanket

Be the first person to recommend this.
Hydroseeding on blanket is not the best way to get grass growing. The seed sits on the blanket which is a quarter to half inch above the soil. Since the seed needs to be in contact with the soil to have the best chance of growing, this will reduce the quantity of grass that grows. In a ditch, the more grass the better. The best way is to hydroseed first and then install the blanket. #hydroseed ​ ​
0 comments

Stockpile Cover

Be the first person to recommend this.
Stockpile Cover and Berm Tags: berm, Best Management Practices, BMPs, cescl, construction, construction erosion, construction erosion and sediment control, construction erosion control, covered stockpile, erosion, erosion and sediment control, erosion control, plastic, stockpile, straw Wattle photo: David Jenkins For this stockpile cover and berm application, I think the contractor could have used a few more sand bags.
0 comments
Be the first person to recommend this.
This shows several simple clean water diversion BMPs in action during a heavy rain. While the construction project is complete and the grass has grown, you can see how they prevented erosion during the project when bare dirt was exposed to rain.
0 comments
1 person recommends this.
Preparing for Fall and Winter Rains Tags: bark, cescl, clear and grub, construction erosion, cover, divert, erosion and sediment control, erosion blanket, erosion control, hydroseed, pipe slope drain, plastic sheet, rock, sand bag, sediment control, seeding, silt fence, straw mulch, topsoil, trackwalk Something I wrote up for Washington State Department of Transportation in 1996. I think it still applies. What do you think? Fall is approaching, now is the time to get construction projects ready. Here are some things to consider: Cover bare soil. Final grades can be covered with hydroseed, erosion blankets, ...
0 comments
1 person recommends this.
Hello IECA members! I am Joanna Fetherolf – Managing Director of Conferences & Education for IECA. I manage the conferences and education put on by IECA, constantly striving to provide our membership with the education you seek and the experience you expect when you participate in IECA programming. One of my passions is building impactful events through programming, collaboration and connection. Today I wanted to share some unique KCMO experience we have lined up for the IECA 2023 Annual Conference & Expo. Oh and by the way – did you know we are co-located with the Advanced Textile Associations Geosynthetics conference this year? Attendees will have ...
0 comments

Track Walk Slopes

Be the first person to recommend this.
Track Walk to Reduce Erosion – Want a simple and effective way to reduce slope erosion by up to 50%? Don’t back blade your slopes, track walk them! #trackwalk #slope ​​​
0 comments
Be the first person to recommend this.
Guide to Handling Fugitive Dust from Construction Projects Purpose of Brochure This brochure is designed as a guide to provide practical examples of suggested best management practices necessary to comply with air quality regulations involved in the construction process. While Fugitive Dust can be created from a variety of activities, such as agricultural activities, this brochure will focus on Fugitive Dust that is created by construction activities. Air pollution from debris burning, plant operations, rock crushing and abrasive blasting, sometimes associated with construction activities, and are dealt with in other regulations and publications. For ...
0 comments

Check Dams

Be the first person to recommend this.
Check dams are used in ditches to slow the velocity of flowing water, reducing erosive potential. An additional benefit of check dams is to allow some sedimentation in the ponded water behind the dam. Sand and some larger silt can be removed using check dams; colloidal particles cannot. These microscopic particles, with a negative electrical charge, resist sedimentation and are the chief cause of turbidity , or cloudiness of the water. This video clearly shows that the turbidity of water flowing in a ditch is the same after traveling through 8 check dams. #checkdam #turbidity
0 comments
Be the first person to recommend this.
This was taken on a trip down Highway 93 in Nevada at Cathedral Gorge State Park. Anyone else been here? Do you have any erosion pictures you want share from your road trips? #Rill #erosion
0 comments
1 person recommends this.
#TreeProtection #SafetyFence
0 comments

Giant Zippers?

Be the first person to recommend this.
Saw these on a construction project a couple of years ago; anyone know what they are for?
1 comment
2 people recommend this.
I came to the International Erosion Control Association as a vendor 15 years ago to help sell a solution to an industry I didn’t know much about at the time. Here’s the beauty of the last 15 years of being in that same association: I received an education on the entire treatment train that should occur during construction and then into a maintenance program for that same site. From site visits, sediment barriers, slope interrupters, curb and grate protection, flocculants, sediment basins, skimmers, grate inserts, vaults, bioswales, vaults, and underground detention, just to name a few. This education made me a better stormwater professional, and I can now ...
0 comments

Detroit Rip Rap

Be the first person to recommend this.
Ever seen Detroit rip rap? This installation is located at Milepost 25 on Highway 89, just under 40 miles east of Kanab, Utah. The hike to it takes about 10 minutes. I found a couple of early sixties Ford Falcons, a mid-sixties Lincoln, some mid-sixties Chevy Impalas, and a Corvair with the engine. I couldn’t identify the other cars.
0 comments
Be the first person to recommend this.
Vincent Patrick Morris September 2, 1956 - July 13, 2022 Vincent Patrick Morris passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, surrounded by family. A fourth generation San Franciscan, Vince was the third of seven children born to Florence and George Morris Jr. (deceased). Vince attended St. Gabriel 's grammar school and St. Ignatius High School, where he began his journey as a student athlete. With the SF Judo Institute, Vince competed in annual national competitions, earned his blackbelt at age 16 (1972), and became a CA State Champion (1974). At UC Berkeley, Vince was a member of NROTC and the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity and pitched for Cal Baseball. ...
0 comments
1 person recommends this.
Everyone on the construction site should know how to reduce and control fugitive dust including truck drivers. Here is a list of things they should be aware of: FUGITIVE DUST CONTROL for TRUCK DRIVERS Wet loads with a fire hose. Ensure adequate freeboard. Cover loads. Reduce speed on unpaved haul roads to less than 15 mph. Stay on gravel haul roads. Stay on paved haul roads. Avoid driving through mud and wet soil. Brush off mud from wheels, wheel wells, running boards and tail gates. Wash wheels and inner fender wells immediately prior to exiting. Use a tire wash if available. Call the truck boss ...
0 comments
Be the first person to recommend this.
IECA’s success as an association is due largely to the commitment, energy and expertise of our #volunteers including those who serve on the IECA Board of Directors. If you know a member with extensive industry and volunteer experience and outstanding leadership skills that would enhance our #association , please consider nominating them to sit on the #IECA Board of Directors. You may even nominate yourself! The Nomination Deadline is August 19, 2022. IECA Board of Directors Election
0 comments
1 person recommends this.
We're looking for a Member Services and Client Support Rep to assist with our membership programs, and regional event support. This position also provides an opportunity for advancement in the association. Apply today via email at info@ieca.org. We can't wait to meet you! 3033 S Parker Rd | Suite 410 | Aurora, CO 80014 | USA phone: 303 640-7554 fax: 866 308-3087 email: info@ieca.org web: www.ieca.org POSITION DESCRIPTION Job Title: Member Service and Client Support Representative Reports To: Director of Marketing, Membership & Communications Supervises: None FLSA Category: Exempt Updated: 7/11/2022 ...
0 comments
Be the first person to recommend this.
The IECA Annual Conference and Expo will be held February 5 - 8, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. This conference will be collocated with the Geosynthetics Conference. The IECA Annual Conference brings together the industry's most innovative minds in the erosion and sediment control and storm water industry. Submit an abstract and encourage others to submit their abstract: Elevate your career status to become a recognized leader in the industry. Enables you to share insights and content with your peers, enhance your professional development and learn from your colleagues, while providing advancements in the industry. Gain exposure for your work ...
0 comments