The City of Hamilton’s Battlefield Creek was plagued by erosion from runoff in conjunction with people using the slope as a shortcut to get to the nearby apartment building. The city originally specified a compost filter sock product that would have stakes through the system to solve this problem. As a result, Devron presented the city with a superior product that can achieve great vegetated results, while still protecting the slope against any further erosion. This was accepted by the City as an alternative and the contractor who got the job appreciated the ease of use and install of the ShoreSox System.
With limited access to the site, no heavy-equipment was permitted to complete the installation. The ShoreSox system met this requirement perfectly while still providing the strength and stability they needed from the erosion control system. In addition, in order to get the media into the system, the contractor was able to use a blower truck to not only speed up the process but to access the hard to reach site. This resulted in savings of time and money.
During the installation, the on-site contractor commended the easy installation of the system and the city appreciated the aesthetically pleasing result. With a perfect coupling of erosion control, slope stabilization and vegetation, the ShoreSox system was able to show its multiple advantages as it met and exceeded the initial requirements of the city’s tender.