Erosion Control

Soil erosion is a gradual process that occurs when certain factors eat away and wear down the land, causing the soil to deteriorate or disappear completely. Subsequently, erosion control is the practice of preventing or controlling wind or water erosion in agriculture, land development and construction. Effective erosion controls are important techniques in preventing water pollution and soil loss. Maintaining a continuous vegetative cover on the soil is usually the best way to control erosion. Soil deterioration and low quality of water due to erosion and run off has often become a severe problem around the world.

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Hydromulch

Hydromulch (hydroseeding) is a planting process that uses a slurry of seed and mulch. The slurry is transported in a tank and sprayed over prepared ground. Hydroseeding is an alternative to the traditional process of broadcasting or sowing dry seed. The slurry often has other ingredients including fertilizer, tackifying agents, fiber mulch, and green dye. Any grass that produces a seed can be applied by means of hydromulch. Some common selections include: Bermudagrass (Multiple Varieties), Ryegrass, Millet (Foxtail & Browntop), Centipede grass, & Zoysia.

If planting a relatively large area, hydroseeding can be completed in a very short period of time. It can be very effective for hillsides and sloping lawns to help with erosion control and quick planting. Hydroseeding will typically cost less than planting with sod, but more than broadcast seeding. Results are often quick with high germination rates producing grass growth in about a week and mowing maintenance beginning around 3–4 weeks from the date of application. Fiber mulch accelerates the growing process by maintaining moisture around the seeds thereby increasing the rate of germination.

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Inlet Protection Barrier

In 1999, Troy Stuckey designed our very own inlet protection barrier, we call it an Inlet Basket. This was extremely important at the time as EPA regulations were changing and storm water run-off was coming to the forefront of regulations/monitoring. The basket is composed of a galvanized mesh wired and stuffed tightly with hay. This works extremely well as the water is able to pass through the hay and during extreme storm events flow over the hay while leaving the silt at the bottom unable to pass through the natural filter. It catches the silt and leaves it in the street (outside the inlet) to prevent storm sewer build up or blockage. While many types of inlet protection stop the infiltration of silt, our custom designed inlet also allows the inlet opening to receive a full capacity of water. This is important so that the flow of water is not interrupted and can quickly drain from streets are other areas an inlet basket has been designed for. The reason for this goes back to the design where the “center” of the basket from the outer pieces in that it is folded over and slopes to one side. In addition, we have custom baskets that are designed to be placed in swales and ditches. These can be modified to fit many dimensions and flow requirements.

On occasion we work with various contractors and engineers that choose to go with other types of inlet protection barriers (sandbags, silt fence barriers, etc.) for various reasons. Regardless of what you choose we look forward to servicing your complete needs for your next project.

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Consulting Services

Stuckey’s Contract Services has many qualified representatives who would be happy to come out for a free site consultation. In doing so, we will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. We are always happy to share our strong knowledge of erosion control, turf establishment and other varying factors.

Ex-Seeding Expectations isn’t just a tagline; it’s the basis for all our business. From your first site visit till the project is complete you will see we go the extra step to benefit you. We have worked hard at building a solid reputation both as a company and individuals that many existing clients rely on. If we say we’re going to do something we do it, no questions asked. We strongly value our customers and would rather find a solution that is in the customer’s best interest prior to scheduling any work for which we may provide.

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