It’s an unfortunate fact that humans tend to deplete natural resources and move on, leaving behind areas where the earth is truly suffering from being overworked, underappreciated and desolate. In recent years, thanks to the heavy efforts of conservationists and various green movements, we’ve begun to take better care of the lands we leave behind and today, many areas of the planet are the focus of reclamation efforts, to improve environmental sustainability.
The problem with many of these areas is that the land has borne the heavy burden of human activity for so long that the topography and the composition of the land is no longer stable. This results in catastrophic damages such as mass erosion, to which there appears little that can be done in the way of remediation. But, those focused on reclamation efforts are beginning to see solutions to erosion issues through the implementation of cable concrete installations.
Because of its chief design and easily implemented structure, cable concrete can be regarded as an innovative solution made by man to help reduce the damage to an ecosystem that may also have been made by man. It’s simple to understand, cost effective to produce and sustainable where implemented: all characteristics that are formulaic in leading reclamation efforts to a new plane of success.
While cable concrete installations in and of themselves serve to help stabilize lands that are heavily burdened by erosion, their long term effects are what make them so much more valuable to reclamation efforts.
For example, cable concrete supports vegetation growth in various forms, which can quickly lead to more stability over time and the regrowth of ecosystems in the near to moderate future and over the long term. The mats allow greenery to take hold where it might otherwise not, while also facilitating the growth of foliage by laying the groundwork for natural expansion.
Reshaping and grading
One of the chief issues facing depleted ecosystems is the instability of the soils and lack of vegetation to create any long-term stability. Cable concrete installations are an exceptional tool that can be used from the very beginning of reclamation efforts when it comes to land grading and reshaping, and when properly in place can provide the foundation for foliage to take root in a way that doesn’t compromise the overall long-term efforts of reclamation.
While reclamation efforts are always ongoing and new innovations are always being developed to help ensure that lands can be recuperated after heavy human intervention, it remains essential that solutions such as cable concrete mats always remain a staple in the efforts put forward. With such a cost effective return on investment, sustainable composition and unyielding effectiveness, it’s likely that reclamation would not be as successful as it is today without cable concrete options in place.
For more information about cable concrete installations or how they’re shaping the landscape of reclamation efforts far and wide, don’t hesitate to contact International Erosion Control Systems Inc. today!