An important part of many construction projects is erosion control, which is the practice of preventing or controlling wind or water erosion, to prevent water pollution, soil loss and in extreme cases, property loss. Effective erosion control measures usually involve the creation of a physical barrier (such as vegetation or rock) to absorb some of the energy of the wind or water and to hold the soil in place. On construction sites, they are often implemented in conjunction with sediment controls (sediment basins, temporary silt fences etc.). Erosion control products are used in residential and commercial developments, highway construction, slope stabilization, landfill development and urban drainage, just to name a few. In many cases, erosion control measures are not only a best practice, but also a requirement of local authorities. Basic types of erosion control mats are turf reinforcement mats, biodegradable mats and blankets, extended or long-term degradable mats and short-term photodegradable mats. Your selection will depend on site conditions, project duration and the area where the mat will be installed. Your local Harris is happy to help you find the best solution for your project.
Ask us about our product ranges which cover:
- Pavement Maintenance
- Site Improvement
- Slope Protection
- Soil Stabilization
- Erosion Control
Our vendors are some of the most trusted names in the industry, including American Excelsior, Aco Drains, TenCate, Terra-Aqua, Crafco and Perma Patch. To see our full line of items, request your free copy of our new 2016 product catalog today or stop by your nearest Harris store.
See also some recent Geosynthetics related Case Studies from our friends at Tencate/Mirafi: