IECA Cornerstone Member Case Studies

Profile Products

Record rainfall on a slope above a Minnesota parkway caused a massive landslide closing a popular biking, walking, and commuter road. Concerns over the stability of the slope added to the challenging project as a hospital and clinic were located at the top ledge of the slope. The scope of the project also raised environmental concerns and many federal regulations had to be addressed before a solution was implemented. Months of engineering and project solutions were discussed to determine the best plan for the failed slope. Weather and access to the site posed a separate set of challenges. All of these aspects made it critical for the engineers, contractors and Profile Products to work together to provide the most effective solution for this challenging situation.

IECA Emerald Member Case Studies

ECB Verdyol

Installation error is a common problem for rolled erosion control products. Engineers and specifiers spend an inordinate amount of time dictating what product to use, where to use it, and how to use it- but often leave the installation instructions to: ”per manufacturer recommendations.” And manufacturers DO have very specific recommendations! But unfortunately they are often sitting serenely on the manufacturer’s websites or in a binder at the distributor’s office- not out in the field when the product is actually getting installed.

IECA is the foremost organization for those involved in or concerned about soil erosion control. Membership (in IECA) tells others you take erosion control seriously and you want to help make a difference.

Scott Velting, CPESC, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA