Sheetflow Erosion Control Erosion Control for the CESCL

November 14, 2020

Inspecting Bonded Fiber Matrix Part 4

This is the fourth video in a series showing what to look for when inspecting bonded fiber matrix.

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November 13, 2020

Inspecting Bonded Fiber Matrix Part 3

This is the third video in a series showing what to look for when inspecting bonded fiber matrix.

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November 12, 2020

Inspecting Bonded Fiber Matrix Part 2

This is the second video in a series showing what to look for when inspecting bonded fiber matrix.

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November 11, 2020

Inspecting Bonded Fiber Matrix Part 1

Video: David Jenkins-Sheetflow Erosion Control

This is the first in a series showing what to look for when inspecting bonded fiber matrix.

September 29, 2020

Sod Berm Perimeter BMP

Photo: David Jenkins

This is not one of my projects but we have used this method on occasion. Why install silt fence when you can create a sod berm perimeter BMP?

In this case, the area is small and it is surrounded by vegetation so the risk of erosion and turbid runoff is low. In addition, the sod is full roots and seeds so it will regrow in place, providing additional erosion prevention.

September 25, 2020

Gravel Berm

Photo: David Jenkins

When we rebuilt this road, we had the contractor blade the gravel base course into a berm along the edge. This created a berm to project the bare area on the left from erosion caused by runoff from the roadway.

The gravel berm was bladed smooth just before installing a curb along the edge of the road. The bare soil was hydroseeded with bonded fiber matrix.

By using the gravel in this way, we avoided installing silt fence, preventing the soil disturbance that causes and keeping a bunch of plastic out of the landfill at the end of the project.

July 2, 2020

compost-soil-amendment

Video: David Jenkins

The compost soil amendment was recycled yard waste. It was placed, tilled 8 to 12 inches into the existing soil, then trackwalked. Bonded fiber matrix was applied with seed and fertilizer. It was placed at the end of summer so we watered it with a water truck fitted with an adjustable fire nozzle.

April 29, 2020

More Cool Things to do With Compost

Photo: David Jenkins

The best way to get grass growing quickly is to use soil amendment. This is composted yard waste, spread three inches thick. It will be tilled in the top six to 12 inches, track-walked, then sprayed with bonded fiber matrix, seed and 100% nitrogen fertilizer. We get the added benefit of increased water infiltration, reducing our storm water discharge volume.

February 19, 2020

Hand-applied Bonded Fiber Matrix

Video: David Jenkins

Hand-applied bonded fiber matrix isn’t the most effective method of application.

September 3, 2019

Temporary Irrigation

Video: David Jenkins

When we need to get grass to grow quickly, especially in the summer, we set up a temporary irrigation system.

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