Sheetflow Erosion Control Erosion Control for the CESCL

September 24, 2020

Biodegradable Erosion Control BMPs: Burlap Fence Compost Sock

Video: David Jenkins

Biodegradable Erosion Control BMPs: Burlap Fence Compost Sock

My goal was 100% biodegradable BMPs on this habitat restoration project. In this video I show the burlap silt fence and the compost socks.

September 17, 2020

Compost Sock Catch Basin Berm

Photo: David Jenkins

This compost sock catch basin berm works well as it is heavy enough to stick to the asphalt. Note the tear and I would keep an eye on it during inspections.

September 1, 2020

Compost Sock Damage

Photo: David Jenkins

Compost socks won’t take hard use. Constant movement and driving on them tears them up so they should be used in areas that don’t get much traffic or at the base of fence and jersey barriers.

July 30, 2020

Compost Sock Maintenance

Photo: David Jenkins

In order to contain dirty runoff, Compost sock maintenance is critical. Replace the sock or repair the tear with plastic or netting. Place safety cones or candles around the catch basin.

July 29, 2020

Install Compost Socks

Photo: David Jenkins

Install Compost socks with an overlap on each end to maintain a continuous berm. 8 to 12 inches works well. Consider this when figuring out how many you need to order.

July 28, 2020

Compost Sock Perimeter BMP

Photo: David Jenkins

The Compost sock perimeter BMP works better than straw wattles on asphalt as they are heavier and make better surface contact.

January 30, 2020

Compost Berm

Video: David Jenkins

In this video, I show a compost berm, or sock, and how it is used to protect a catch basin.

November 10, 2020

What’s Wrong with this Photo?

Photo: David Jenkins-Sheetflow Erosion Control

What’s wrong with this photo? On first glance, it looks like a peaceful pathway across a stormwater swale. In reality, it is two compost socks that need to be overlapped and one burlap silt fence that needs maintenance.

September 21, 2020

Steel Plate Construction Access

Video: David Jenkins

This is a steel plate construction access that we built across a live stormwater swale. We have installed compost socks along the edge to keep construction runoff out of the swale.

September 9, 2020

Berm for Quarry Spalls

Quarry Spalls. Photo: David Jenkins

This would not have been my choice as a berm for quarry spalls; straw wattles are too light to use on asphalt and they allow water to flow under them. A compost sock, being heavy, would work better, though, they are prone to tearing. An asphalt berm might be best here.

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