TOUGH HYDROSEEDING CHALLENGES
Finn/hydrograsscorp.com in the Big Apple
Recently, Adam’s European Contracting, Inc. of Brooklyn, New York, was faced with the city requirement to revegetate any little bit of grass that surrounds public buildings on its construction projects. Read how hydrograsscorp.com played a role in...
Vegetating Ski Runs
In the spring of 2008, Northstar built four new ski runs and a ski lift, and Kelley Erosion Control, based in Reno, was brought in to help revegetate affected areas. Owner Kym Kelley describes the process:
West Virginia Highway 47 Cut
"In 15 years of working with hydraulic products, I’ve never encountered a more challenging project," says Stephen Zwilling of Profile Products LLC in Buffalo Grove, IL. He’s referring to the 14-acre Highway 47 cut revegetation project in Parkersburg, WV.
Eroding Adirondack Slopes
In July 2008, the New York’s Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District took action to correct a problem that had been lingering for many years. Within the district lies the town of Warrensburg, NY, located within the rocky terrain of the Adirondack Parkway. Slopes had long been eroding into the Upper Hudson River watershed, which is a pristine watershed utilized for drinking water and recreation. For years, in order to save money, Warren County had been using a standard guar tackifier, along with fiber, to try to stabilize the area’s slopes. Results were less than optimal, and finally, the Soil and Water Conservation District, tired of repeatedly having to go in and reseed as a result of erosion from heavy rainfalls, took action.
Oil and Gas Drilling Reclamation
Western Colorado is oil and gas country, and the region’s Piceance (pronounced PEE-awnts) Basin may well contain the nation’s largest natural gas reserve. A decade ago, it was estimated that the 6,000-square-mile Piceance Basin may contain 30 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, but some current estimates reach as high as 300 trillion cubic feet.