EROSION CONTROL SERVICES

Installation Services

Tree Protection

Tree protection barriers enclose the Tree Protection Zone (TPZ) and is at least 4’ tall, highly visible, sturdy, permanent and has warning signs on or near it for the duration of any construction activities. These barriers also aim to protect the Critical Root Zone (CRZ) and ensure future tree health and survival.

Soil Stabilization

Generally speaking, soil stabilization is the method of developing a natural soil to meet an engineering purpose. There are many different methods used to achieve this task.

Temporary Construction Barriers

Temporary construction barriers are used in environments where disruption of the general public is of the utmost importance. A relatively simple process during installation, but a most necessary measure in highly populated areas.

Consulting And Troubleshooting

No project is too big or too small for the experts at A K Fuquay Construction. Over the years, we have developed an experienced staff of professionals who will go out of their way to not only help find solutions, but will suggest the best practice and product to fit your specific project.

Highway Construction Products

Cellulose Fiber Seeding

This planting process uses a slurry of seed, mulch, and fertilizer. It is often used as an erosion control technique on construction sites, as an alternative to the traditional process of broadcasting or sowing dry seed.

Broadcast Seeding

Broadcast seeding is of particular use in establishing dense plant spacing, as for cover crops and lawns. In comparison to traditional drill planting, broadcast seeding will require 10–20% more seed. It’s simpler, faster, and easier than traditional row sowing. Broadcast seeding works best for plants that do not require singular spacing or that are more easily thinned later.

Hay/Straw Mulching

Quite simply, the method consists of keeping a thick layer of hay mulch permanently on the soil. We can sum this up as the “law of least effort”, where we allow nature to do most of the work for us, and we stop needlessly interfering.

Drill Seeding

Drill seeding, or Drill Press Seeding, is a mechanical grass seeding method which places seed with proper spacing, and at precisely the right depth in the soil. It is the only grass seeding method which actually places the seed in the ground.

Soil Retention Blankets

This item shall govern the provision and placement of wood, straw or coconut fiber mat, synthetic mat, paper mat, jute mesh or other material as a soil retention blanket for erosion control on slopes or ditches or short-term or long-term protection of seeded or sodded areas.

Flexible Growth Mediums

A Flexible Growth Medium, or High Performance Hydromulch, offers you the greatest assurance of success especially when site conditions are extreme and design safety is critical.

Devices

Sediment Basins

A sediment basin is a temporary pond built on a construction site to capture eroded or disturbed soil that is washed off during rain storms, and protect the water quality of a nearby stream, river, lake, or bay. The sediment-laden soil settles in the pond before the runoff is discharged.

Silt Fences

A temporary sediment control device used on construction sites to protect water quality in nearby streams, rivers, lakes and seas from sediment (loose soil) in stormwater runoff.

Fiber Rolls

A fiber roll is a temporary erosion control and sediment control device used on construction sites to protect water quality in nearby streams, rivers, lakes and seas from sediment erosion. It is made of straw, coconut fiber or similar material formed into a tubular roll.

Cellular Containment Systems

Cellular confinement systems also known as geo-cells are widely used in construction for erosion control, soil stabilization on flat ground and steep slopes, channel protection, and structural reinforcement for load support and earth retention.

Rock Berms

The purpose of a rock berm is to intercept sediment-laden water from unprotected areas, to retain the sediment and to release the water in sheet flow. This item shall also govern the removal of the “Rock Berm” and re-vegetation of the area.

Stabilized Construction Entrances

Entrance/exit stabilization is to be used for all construction sites where sediment can be tracked onto public roads, for sites adjacent to bodies of water, where poor soil is encountered, and where dust is a problem during dry weather conditions.

Rip-rap

Rip-rap, also known as shot rock, rock armor or rubble, is man-placed rock or other material used to armor shorelines, streambeds, bridge abutments, pilings and other shoreline structures against scour and water or ice erosion. Common rock types used include granite and limestone.

Tri-dike Sediment Protection

The Triangular Dike barrier consists of urethane foam and geotextile fabric. Designed with protective aprons on both sides of the barrier, there is only one sewn seam which allows the barrier to be configured in several different applications. The materials and the design make this devise lightweight, easy and fast to install, and more effective than other sediment products.

Z-dike Inlet Protection

The devices are installed in front of the sewer drain grate. When building roads, highways, and sidewalks it is convenient to use z-dike inlet protectors that allow water to flow downward, but debris remains on the surface. The drop inlet guards combine border and filter functions. The construction and subsequent operation of such a filter system are greatly simplified by modern high-quality materials and the latest technologies that were used to create inlet protection products.

Hp-trm Blankets

Futerra® R45 High Performance-Turf Reinforcement Mat (HP-TRM) was created from the time-proven legacy of the world’s original turf reinforcement mat from Colbond Geosynthetics. The new Futerra R45 HP-TRM offers significant advantages over conventional TRMs, making it ideal for specialized applications such as:

  • Levee armoring
  • Canal and shoreline protection
  • Steep slope and channel stabilization
  • Slope failure repairs

Gabion Walls

A gabion is a cage, cylinder, or box filled with rocks, concrete, or sometimes sand and soil for use in civil engineering, road building, military applications and landscaping. For erosion control, caged riprap is used. For dams or in-foundation construction, cylindrical metal structures are used.

Gabion Mattresses

The devices are low profile gabions (6”–9”–12”–18” deep) constructed of hex shaped double twisted 13-gauge steel wire. Mesh and available in Galvanized, Galfan, or Galvanized with PVC coating. The edges are reinforced (selvedge) with heavier 9-gauge wire, and the mattress is divided with internal partitions to form uniformly spaced cells. Used for slope stabilization on steep hillsides, channel linings, bridge protection, and river bank erosion control. Following job site assembly, the mattresses are then filled with rocks and create a durable, flexible, permeable, monolithic structure.

Other Structures

There are a wide variety of erosion control structures. These include structures placed in the water, along the shoreline, or inland, and they include “hardening” or “green infrastructure” approaches.

Commercial & Residential Re-vegetation Products

Bermudas

Common, Sahara, Sultan, More

Fescues

Ky31, Crossfire, More

Native Grasses

Green Sprangletop, Little Bluestem, Buffalo, More

Buffalo Grass

Topgun & Bison

Ryes

Annual & Perennial

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