There are a variety of products and materials available to prevent soil erosion and assist the re-growth of vegetation in areas surrounding construction sites. Specialty Construction Supply, located in Meridian, ID, strives to provide items that are environmentally friendly during and after construction projects. Since the construction of highways affects more than roads, Specialty Construction Supply provides a variety of materials to limit damage to the surrounding environment.
Common barriers used to prevent soil erosion are straw wattles. By definition, a basic wattle consists of a series of stakes secured into the ground that have been interwoven with branches and twigs to form a fence, wall, or roof. Using the basic idea of a wattle, modern erosion control companies and construction suppliers have created straw wattles to protect the soil and areas surrounding a construction site.
Straw wattles (www.specialtysupply.com/product-lines/erosion-controll-products/straw-wattles/) are long, tubes of straw confined by black plastic mesh. These long, straw-filled tubes are commonly used to prevent soil erosion by trapping and holding soil along hills and slopes. As permeable barriers,… Continue reading