Site Projects
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HEALING THE SCARS OF PROGRESS

Sites and Projects

we offer sound and practical advice on any re-vegetation or erosion protection project, whether it is a sub-division, roading project, stream restoration, mine site or golf course.

Erosion Control Co Limited's powerful blend of industry leading products and services, expert personnel, in-house R&D, and deep concern for a sustainable environment make us the ideal partner for any earthworks project, whatever its scope. Please feel free to take a look at what we've been up to . . .

Setting up the Lamella/Silt Stopper

MAKING LIFE EASIER FOR OUR CUSTOMERS

Not so much an external site operation, this one, more an internal project to help make our customers’ lives that much easier.

We’ve put together a video in which we explain how a Lamella/Silt Stopper works, how to troubleshoot it when it doesn’t, and what remedial steps you can take to get back on track. We also look at what other silt control options are available for sites that have limited space. 

NGĀRUAWĀHIA SLIP

Erosion Control Co Limited, working alongside CityCare Property on behalf of Waikato District Council to achieve the optimum result!

Shortly before Christmas 2023 our Waikato team was engaged to provide specialist slip remediation hydroseeding in Ngāruawāhia. The terrain was tricky but together we got the job done!

Check out the video to your right or click on SEE MORE below for the full story . . .

 

Avenue Industrial – Native Planting

OUR INVOLVEMENT:

This is an ongoing stormwater system native planting project for which we have been working on procuring and planting for the last 6 months or so. When the project is completed, approximately 15,000 wetland natives will have been planted; and that is significant because it will be a leading-edge example of exactly the type of stormwater management project that the government is currently advocating for making our suburbs and infrastructure sites more water absorbent to slow down capacity issues after significant rain events.

Te Miro – Anyone for tennis?

OUR INVOLVEMENT:

Our client wanted to use some space he had in front of the house to build a tennis court in a position that commands spectacular views westwards from the Te Miro hills, approximately 10 minutes from Cambridge. He decided to cut and level an area, but that left the large challenge of some very steep banks that needed to be re-grassed. On top of that the soil was largely infertile and the weather was shocking. It was  a race against time. If we didn’t come up with a  solution fast, there was a chance the whoile thing could slip. The answer? Erosion Control Co Ltd’s Liquid Soil™ . . .

Auckland – Residential Slip

OUR INVOLVEMENT:

After the torrential rain and cyclone that recently smashed through northern NZ, we were called to a residential client North of Auckland to assist with stabilising some areas alongside their rural driveway.

We applied PGG Wrightson Forestry blend (seed) along with White Vital Stonewall Polymer at 10% to help temporarily stabilise the area until the seed has time to establish. The clear-drying polymer ensured that any runoff from the  hydroseeding process would not  stain the concrete driveway.

RUAKURA – DRONE SPRAYING

OUR INVOLVEMENT:

We were asked to hydroseed the extensive swales on the Ruakura Superhub, but first we had to get rid of the just as extensive weeds.

Rather than doing this spraying the traditional way –  which would have meant days of hand spraying – we enlisted the latest high-tech drone spraying technology which did the job in a few hours and saved our client thousands of dollars.

The precision drone-piloting on the video footage to the right and on the ‘See More’ link below has to be seen to be believed . . .

ABERDEEN TRACK – WAIKATO

OUR INVOLVEMENT:

Development and safe implementation of a plan to protect 450m of streamside track to minimise any damage.
Hydroseeding (Hydroseed with Flexterra)
Equipment used:
2 x Trucks to avoid repeated water replenishment.
Smaller Hydroseeder towed by powerful quad bike to minimise impact on parkland near streambed.
Alkathene pipe (32mm) with low friction.
Result: Mission accomplished safely and effectively!

HAMILTON BYPASS – WAIKATO

OUR INVOLVEMENT:

The recently opened Hamilton Bypass has transformed the lives of people living in and around the vibrant and rapidly growing city of Hamilton.

Erosion Control feels privileged to have been involved in this hugely complex undertaking over the four plus years it has been in development. We are proud of the way in which our technical expertise has been brought to bear, especially in those areas where sensitive environmental considerations have come into play.

RUAKURA – WAIKATO

OUR INVOLVEMENT:

Our client, Schick Civil Construction, had a problem. Due to a significant rain event their large site at Ruakura collected a large volume of water.

As you can see, when you get this much water across such a large site, treating it before pumping can be an issue. That’s when the team at Erosion Control had to figure out the cheapest and most effective way to effectively dose the lake before it could be pumped out, through a lamella (a water cleaner) and then into the storm water system.

TE AWA LAKES – WAIKATO

OUR INVOLVEMENT:

Thanks to our client, Schick Civil Construction, we are able to assist by providing the following services:
Water Treatment System – installing Floc Boxes™ to ensure that the water quality does not affect the local waterways as per the site’s consent conditions, a process that can be clearly seen in the drone footage video to the right.
Hay Mulching.
Hydroseeding.

ATIAMURI – WAIKATO

OUR INVOLVEMENT:

Hydroseed approximately 7000sqm using Flexterra.

Employ grassroots matting in water prone areas.

This job allowed us to put our new turret-mounted Wood Fibre Hydroseeding Truck through its paces. Around 7,000sqm in just over three days. It’s a game changer! 

NORTHVIEW – WAIKATO

OUR INVOLVEMENT:

HydroHay™ with seed and fertiliser all sections in stages 1 & 2 (approximately 130 sections)

Hydroseeding (all berms)

Water Treatment System – installing Floc Boxes™ to ensure that the water quality does not affect the local waterways as per the site’s consent conditions.

This video was taken a few weeks after the sections and berms had been treated by us. The regrowth generated by our ground protection and reseeding expertise is already clearly obvious (and keep an eye out for the lovely old oak trees).