How to boost vegetation growth in April
With the weather on your side, you can improve embankment stabilisation and reduce erosion risk As the weather is turning warmer and the days are growing longer, spring is reflecting an optimistic mood across the country – and creating ripe conditions for groundworks on construction sites. Now is an ideal time to boost vegetation growth, […]
What are the risks of soil stripping a site too early?
Soil erosion and migration are not problems caused solely by adverse weather – they are often created and exacerbated by poor practice on-site. Stripping a site of soil too early will remove environmental protection or compact the soil, ruining its quality, risking contaminated ground or causing erosion. These each negatively impact the physical, chemical and […]
Has the pandemic caused an increase in construction site pollution?
New evidence suggests that everyday items which have become essential during the pandemic are now threatening the natural environment. An increasing number of face masks, disposable coffee cups and takeaway containers are being found in watercourses, according to environmental groups. A survey by the Marine Conservation Society in Autumn 2020 found masks and other PPE […]
How to establish vegetation and manage soil erosion on construction sites
Managing soil erosion and water run-off on a construction site is vital work which can be achieved by mixing both nature and nurture. Installing geotechnical products in the ground on developments will allow vegetation to establish, as the former actively encourages the latter to grow to create long-lasting erosion control. Soil erosion is cause for […]
The benefits that geotechnical products bring to embankment and slope stabilisation
Embankments are an essential part of many developments, providing form, function, protection and landscaping. To deliver this, embankment stabilisation is essential – reinforcing the resistance and stability of soils to preserve the integrity of a slope or embankment, especially around watercourses and drainage channels. Without stabilising the slope and controlling erosion, developments for new residential […]
Why the enlightened builder is choosing a Bentonite Liner for their SUDS basins
Enjoying environmental and programme benefits from naturally-derived SuDS liners: As it becomes more and more important to use sustainable solutions in every element of a construction project, naturally-derived products are making this challenge easier. Improved solutions for sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) mean surface water management is another area to deliver environmental benefits on a project. […]
Why silt control on construction sites is your responsibility
Reduce risks and enjoy benefits through effective erosion control Sediment is the biggest pollutant generated on construction sites so measures to effectively manage it are essential. Silt control and erosion control will prevent sediment – soil, silt, sand, mud or clay disturbed by construction works or weather – getting into nearby waterways and impacting the […]