Mike Nelson Named ErosionLab® Manager of Technical Sales Support

[caption id="attachment_4513" align="alignright" width="200"] Mike Nelson[/caption] American Excelsior Company is pleased to announce that Mike Nelson has been named ErosionLab® Manager of Technical Sales Support. In addition to providing technical support, as needed, Mike is now managing: • ErosionLab® day-to-day activities and staff • Testing and research projects at ErosionLab • ESD Distribution training program • Educational tours program at ErosionLab • Specification Clearinghouse program • DOT Specification program Mike joined the American Excelsior Company team in 1999, and his work ethic and commitment to winning have been a great asset...

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Kurt Kelsey Named ASTM International Chairman of Subcommittee D18.25

Arlington, Texas, 5/1/2016 — Director of Technical Services for American Excelsior Company, Kurt Kelsey, was recently named Chairman of Subcommittee D18.25 on Erosion and Sediment Control Technology for ASTM International. This Chairmanship comes with a two-year term, with a potential for re-appointment. Jerry Bohannon, Earth Sciences Division Director for American Excelsior Company, said, "This is a great honor for our company, as it confirms our commitment to the industry. With this appointment, we can help ensure that proper testing and performance measures are validated, allowing...

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Erosion Control Matting with Seed Germination

Seed germination is the process by which a seed grows into a plant. During the early stages, especially for delicate species, this process can be extremely vulnerable. Outside factors and artificial means are often employed to ensure a seedling’s survival.  A special type of protection is needed to achieve this goal. Arguably the most effective and the most widely used tool for this job is erosion control matting. Erosion control matting, more commonly known as erosion control blankets or ECBs, primarily offer an effective means of protection against...

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Erosion Control Ground Cover Plants

When considering methods of erosion control for any type of land surface, one must also consider using ground cover plants to complement conventional methods like fiber rolls, gabions, and erosion control blankets. Most hillsides and slopes can especially be made much more stable with ground cover plants. In fact, a properly planted and anchored variety of these plants can stop almost all erosion and hillside movement in a landscape. Plant variety is a necessary and important factor in establishing an erosion control system with ground cover plants because...

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Comprehensive List of Erosion Control Techniques and Methods

ESD In land development, erosion control is important. Aside from preventing water pollution due to runoff and the potential habitat loss of nearby ecosystems, erosion control also staves off soil loss and consequently, property loss. In urban areas, erosion control techniques are primarily concerned with stromwater runoff management, but soil loss due to winds and sloped properties must be considered as well. Here is a list of the most common erosion control methods:

  • Reforestation – This is the method...

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