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Sustainable Shallow Slope Stabilization & Erosion Control


Shallow slope failures (e.g., raveling, cracking fills, erosion gullies, etc.) are far too common our along roadways and sites…especially because they're easily fixed (or avoided all-together).

Stabilize your slopes—effectively AND affordably. Join Gordon R. Keller in the 2nd session of our Roadway Erosion Control Best Practices Master Class to explore common shallow slope failures (typically found along roadways and sites) and how to effectively counter these with simple, sustainable, and low-cost stabilization and erosion control measures.

In this webcast, we'll take a look at the common shallow slope failures (e.g., slope instability, raveling, cracking fills, and erosion gully formation) found along roadways and sites and their cost and performance impact on your operations AND the environment. Addressing these issues, Keller will present several effective and affordable shallow slope stabilization and deep erosion control measures and techniques available, including: small gravity walls and geotextile-reinforced earth retaining structures; earthwork and drainage options; biotechnical slope stabilization measures; and additional effective methods for erosion control and avoiding water accumulation. Within this discussion we'll dive into the details of:

  • Simple Slope Stabilization Techniques: small gravity walls, gabions, geotextile-reinforced earth retaining structures, reinforced fills, and “deep-patch” shoulder repairs with geosynthetic reinforcement
  • Earth Work and Drainage Options: how to combine water concentration prevention measures (e.g., reshaping, compaction, and improved drainage) with re-vegetation to treat shallow slopes on relatively flat ground
  • Slope and Surficial Erosion Control Options: how to combine deep-rooted vegetation with grasses, shrubs, and trees; erosion control mats; turf reinforcing mats; nettings; and bonded fiber matrices to prevent erosion and protect seeds
  • Biotechnical Treatments: how to combine physical structures with live vegetation to offer mechanical and vegetative stabilization with root support

Finally, we'll discuss how to combine these (with a little common sense) to effectively and affordably implement these measures along your roadways and sites. And as a bonus, we'll leave you with a set of references that dive further into the details and help put your plan into action.

Learning Objectives 
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives.

  • Understand the importance of shallow slope stabilization and its environmental / operational impact.
  • Learn how water control and ground cover can be used to prevent shallow slope instability.
  • Learn the variety of shallow slope treatments that exist, including simple retaining structures, vegetation, deep erosion control, and biotechnical treatments to prevent shallow slope failures.
  • Learn common erosion control practices that can be adapted and used in conjunction with simple slope stabilization treatments and drainage (and common sense).
  • Receive a useful set of references that address these simple and low-cost treatments in detail.

* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time. 
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.

On-Demand Webcast
Session: 1 H 30 M
Lectures: 1
Credits: 1 PDH / 0.1 CEU



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