Natural shorelines are a vital part of water based ecosystems. A variety of plants, fish, birds, and other animals that live near bodies of water depend on these areas. Shoreline erosion is a natural process that happens as wind, rain, and natural water flow dislodge and carry away the sediment that makes up the shoreline. This erosion can impact humans, especially when there are buildings or roads built near bodies of water. However, effective waterbody stabilization can reduce the amount of erosion that occurs.
Hydroseeding for a Healthy Shoreline
For many years, “traditional” shoreline and waterbody stabilization methods have centered on “hard” construction approaches such as vertical concrete, metal, or wood break-walls. However, the hard walls were only effective where the erosion was already taking place, instead of stopping it from happening.
What was really needed was a natural solution that would allow water to flow without removing sediment. That’s where Semper Fi Hydroseed comes in.
Our expertise in hydroseeding allows us to put a stop to shoreline erosion. Our high quality hydromulch allows us to introduce ground covering vegetation along shorelines quickly, holding sediment in place and stopping erosion in its tracks.
We provide a high-quality slurry that will hold up against 3- and 4-to-1 slopes, which is necessary when applying in waterbody areas. These are typically high-erosion areas and are disturbed by earth-moving machinery.
In these areas, we provide Green Armor matting, JUTE matting, erosion control matting or Flexterra matting, which is the most cost-efficient, environmental- and animal-friendly option. Our matting is also non-toxic and can set as quickly as just one hour.