Commercial & Residential Development
Effective solutions to keep sediment in its place, and sites looking better when you leave.
Profile’s Five Fundamentals for establishing sustainable vegetation is at the forefront in providing construction companies, landscape architects and developers with more aesthetically pleasing, cost-effective, and beneficial vegetative solutions on projects that include:
- Shopping Centers
- Business Parks
- Housing Developments
- Big Box Retail Stores
- MSE Walls
- Water Features
- Articulated Block Designs
- City Greenscapes
Profile’s products also play a key role in keeping sediment contained on large-scale development projects. With recent regulatory changes now in effect, this is especially critical because hundreds of millions of dollars in fines have been accessed for non-compliance. To help you plan, you’ll find the industry’s most comprehensive collection of erosion control product specifications here.
Every successful solution begins with a FREE soil test through Profile Soil Solutions Software.
Dust Control and Temporary Cover
The demand for dust control cuts across all types of sites and comes with a broad range of parameters. Profile® offers a variety of materials—from organic to chemical—that feature specific performance properties to meet those diverse requirements. ProPlus® Hydromulch Additives address specific aspects of mulch performance, site conditions and project goals. They can be used in combination with one another and with any of Profile’s hydraulically applied mulches to synergistically deliver complete solutions.
Gradient of slopes, length of slopes, and length of time before a permanent solution to site stabilization can begin will also dictate what type of immediate stabilization is best. Terra-Matrix™ Stabilized Mulch Matrix (SMM), for example, has proven to provide effective performance for up to 6 months on new construction and residential sites from flat to a grade of 2.5H:1V. ProMatrix™ , on the other hand, delivers superior BFM performance and immediately bonds to the soil surface to effectively reduce turbidity of runoff for up to 12 months. There are also a variety of ways ProPlus® products can be used to provide temporary protection against sediment runoff.
Profile® has a wide range of wood and cellulose hydraulic mulches that provide a short-term, cost-effective solution for up to 6 months on flat to moderate slopes. ProMatrix™ with its Functional Longevity of up to 12 months effectively promotes more rapid vegetative establishment. Flexterra® High Performance-Flexible Growth Medium™ (HP-FGM™) encourages faster vegetative establishment and greater biomass production than any rolled blanket or hydraulically applied mulch available. Vegetative Establishment Blankets from Profile have been proven to deliver the fastest germination and highest effectiveness rating when compared to traditional straw and excelsior blankets.
Flexterra® HP-FGM™ is proven to surpass all hydraulically applied mulch products and turf establishment blankets where extreme slopes and difficult conditions exits. ProMatrix™ provides class-leading erosion control effectiveness and meets or exceeds all industry test standards for BFM/SMM products. In fact, when it comes to controlling erosion, Profile can provide the best solution for virtually any site conditions and within any cost parameters.
Sediment and Turbidity Control
Straw wattles and silt fences are widely used to mitigate sediment leaving construction sites and entering waterways. However, they offer limited protection, and when they fail the consequences can be financially catastrophic. Fines in the millions of dollars have been levied against developers and contractors alike based on violation of the Clean Water Act. Only Terra-Tubes® provides three primary functions—FLOW, FILTRATION and FLOCCULATION—for the best sediment retention.
Advanced Engineered Solutions
The GreenArmor™ System offers a more aesthetically pleasing and environmentally superior means of protecting high-discharge waterways and steep slopes; can replace more expensive rock or concrete for spectacular entryways, water features, even articulated block designs and MSE wall designs. It starts with Futerra® TRM and includes Flexterra® HP-FGM™ infill.
Soil testing, interpretation of the test results, and incorporating remedies to improve soils should be a fundamental part of any reclamation or revegetation project. Without a proper understanding of soils or substrates considered for use as growing media to establish vegetation, you can’t predict potential project success. Profile Soil Solutions Software (PS3) provides access to conduct Free Soil Tests along with directions on proper soil collection for testing. PS3 also assists in the interpretation of the soil test and offers prescriptive application rates of various agronomic formulations based on key soil properties such as texture, classification, pH, nutrient levels, organic matter content, electroconductivity, sodium absorption ratio and potentially elevated levels of harmful salts and metals. Patent-pending ProGanics™ Biotic Soil Media™ (BSM™) has been designed as a cost-effective topsoil alternative that accelerates the development of depleted soils/substrates with low organic matter, low nutrient levels and limited biological activity.