There are various Erosion Control Companies in the marketplace today, these companies are effective in different ways.

Common modern services offered by erosion control companies are silt fences, matting, hydroseeding, permanent and temporary grassing.

Silt fences are temporary erosion control structures used to protect nearby waters from loose soil borne by stormwater runoff. Although quite popular, their effectiveness in controlling sediment movement is usually limited, due to problematic installation and/or inadequate maintenance. Studies about silt fences document issues related to installation and maintenance, implying poor performance. Field tests have shown generally poor results of this erosion control measure. Even if effective during useful life, silt fences are eventually buried with eroded soil and new ones have to be installed, or eroded soil has to be removed. This method is quite ineffective against wind erosion.

Stabilization mats are usually in form of meshes made from plastic or some natural material. Meshes enable plants to grow. However, this is quite expensive method considering costs of material production, transportation and installation. They are not efficient in arid windy regions. Stabilization mats offered by erosion control companies can be in form of soil blankets, which are denser structures, also made from plastic or natural material. They belong to group of protective erosion control methods as they cover soil completely. This also means that they are not providing conditions for planting. If made from biodegradable material, mats do not last long, and many synthetic mats are sensitive to solar radiation. To ensure that runoff flows over the blanket and not under it, higher ends of the blanket have to be buried, and all strip ends and the edges of adjacent strips must overlap. For the same reason inspections of mats have to be performed frequently and existing deteriorations have to be promptly repaired.

Hydroseeding is a planting method performed through use of mixture of seed and mulch, usually wood fiber mulch. The mixture often has other ingredients including fertilizer, tackifying agents and green dye. Hydroseeding is used to grow lawns. This method has to be followed by intensive watering applications in order to be successful. It also requires preparation of targeted terrain prior to mixture application. Preparation includes placement of a 5 cm layer of blended topsoil and compost, which provides nutrients, and treatment of soil with lime, which makes the soil more alkaline.

Permanent and temporary grassing is also one of frequently offered measures by erosion control companies. However, without effective support of other temporary erosion control measure, the grassing will not be successful since the wind or water runoff will remove seeds with topsoil.

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GRT-ENVIRO soil binder is soil conditioner which provides erosion control and conditions for planting with minimal efforts. It is polymer based product which agglomerates soil particles and increases cohesion between them. GRT-ENVIRO soil binder creates stable and optimal porosity for plants growth and treatment. Unlike other erosion control companies, Global Road Technology succeeded to minimize need for ex situ materials. This kind of approach positively influences economic efficiency and environmental friendliness of erosion control measures.

Due to optimal soil porosity created, watering, treatment and fertilizing needs are decreased since retention periods of soil for water and substances are increased. Effect achieved through application of GRT-ENVIRO soil binder enables planting under extremely harsh conditions and on infertile soils such as in deserts. This product alone contains beneficial substances for plants such as nitrogen and carbon groups which are gradually released due to microbiological activity and UV radiation.

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