Runoff and erosion are naturally occurring events in the world around us and for the most part, they don’t cause too terrible of a problem in a natural setting. But, when it comes to areas that have been developed or shaped by man, erosion can actually pose a variety of problems and hazards, which makes it imperative to maintain potential erosion areas and keep them in check.
But, stopping erosion and its damaging effects isn’t always as easy as putting up a fence or leveling out the land, and many times, truly effective erosion stoppers are costly and difficult to put in place—either that, or they’re an eyesore on the area where they’re implemented. But, not all erosion control solutions fall into this category—IECS is actually changing the way we deal with erosion by providing a stable, effective and virtually invisible way of dealing with shifting lands and damaging runoff.
How does it work?
Our Cable Concrete® articulated block system is simple enough in its design: uniform blocks of concrete are strung together like tiles, to be set atop an erosion zone. After the concrete sections are laid, they’re then topped with soil and seeded for future vegetation.
So how does this curb erosion after it’s implemented? By creating a foundation and a barrier against runoff accumulation. You see, the prime reason that runoff and erosion occur is because there is no resistance on rolling slopes. Think of it like sledding down a snow-covered hill: if there are no obstructions in your way, you’ll soar down the hill, but if there are objects to break up the plane, you’re going to get caught up in them before you gain momentum and reach the bottom of the hill!
Cable Concrete® mats prevents erosion from occurring because it doesn’t allow shifting soil to amass. The blocks are stabilizers and effectively trap soil that might have the potential to erode. And, not just that, the vegetation that’s planted between them will eventually grow to create even more stability through the roots.
Why Cable Concrete
Aside from all of the exceptional erosion-reducing benefits listed above, there are a multitude of reasons to choose IECS for a project:
- The ease of installation that comes with Cable Concrete® makes it superior for time-sensitive development jobs.
- The cost effectiveness of our products are unrivaled by other erosion control systems.
- The ability to properly regrow vegetation atop Cable Concrete® makes it perfect for restoring the natural beauty of an area after the system has been put in place.
If you’re a contractor looking to outfit a tract of land with the very best in erosion control systems, it only makes sense to choose International Erosion Control Systems. With so many benefits and a simplistic approach to erosion control, there’s no better option out there!