Soil Erosion

Soil should not simply be viewed as a “growing medium”, but a unique habitat, containing whole and fragmented ecosystems which are dynamic and evolve over time.

Land disturbance and construction activities can expose this valuable resource, resulting in irreversible damage and difficulty in establishing vegetation. In the context of the Water Framework Directive, sediment release into water courses is unacceptable as fine sediment is devastating to aquatic ecosystems.

Salix undertake erosion and sediment control works throughout the UK and can advise on the most suitable techniques and materials. We can also advise on suitable vegetation for each specific soil type


Case Studies

Biochar is a key ingredient in TerrAffix Soil Solutions
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TerrAffix Soil Solutions Ltd® launch

TerrAffix can be applied on next to any soil type, providing the necessary nutrients for rapid vegetation establishment on brown soils to aggregates.

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Rapidly established growth using HydraCX just below the railway line
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Erosion Management on Railway Embankment

Salix were brought in as specialist experts in erosion management at an embankment in Rodbourne.

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Spraying HydraCX at Silent Valley
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Silent Valley Erosion Control

HydraCX™ was applied to 125,000m2 of poor, erosion prone soil at a large landfill site in Ebbw Vale, South Wales. HydraCX is a hydraulically applied erosion con…

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Turf Reinforcement Erosion Mats in CIWEM

Our Technical Director, David Holland, has been in the most recent edition of CIWEM’sThe Environment Magazine talking about the value of our 3D reinforced turf…

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VMax P550 turf reinforcement mat showing good vegetation growth
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Erosion Control on Loch Garry Spillway

Tensar VMax P550 is designed for use as erosion control on steep slopes, high-flow channels, spillways, and shorelines.

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HydraCX being applied at Silent Valley site
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Silent Valley Landfill

HydraCX has been applied to a landfill site in Ebbw Vale. The liner system isolates the landfill contents from the environment therefore protecting the soil and…

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M25 Road Widening

Salix were tasked with greening up a 45 degree slope consisting of 6F2 fill. The initial design was a covering of 150mm of topsoil over an area of about 8,000m2…

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Kingsbury Tamworth Rail Line

Salix applied HydraCX in September 2009 to slopes consisting of 6I/J fill material with no imported topsoil covering the surface. The project was monitored each…

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Medmerry Realignment Scheme

The above image is Copyright of The Environment Agency 2013. Medmerry is one of the stretches of coastline most at risk of flooding in southern England. The ove…

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River Teme 4 machines placing fill
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Tough Test on The Teme

The River Teme is a sensitive SSSI and SAC river and over 150 metres of severe bank erosion was threatening a National Grid pipeline. Salix were the lead Design…

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Better Banks!

The Environment Agency are responsible for the river bank stability at Railway Lane, Lewes and recognising the integrity of the existing blockwork facing was de…

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Salix Model Railways

Rail works have become an increasingly large part of our workload, particulary now that we have a Specialist Contracting capability. In helping to re-model rail…

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Ramsden Bellhouse Embankment
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Ramsden Bellhouse

A series of potentially dangerous deep seated failures on a railway embankment required treatment to prevent further slips. The geotechnical issues of ground st…

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Chipping Campden Rail

HydraCX was sprayed onto 5,500m2 of re graded rail embankments to prevent erosion and establish vegetation rapidly without importing expensive topsoil. HydraCX…

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Pewsey Rail Embankment

A rail embankment had slipped and was reinstated with soil nails providing geotechnical stability. Birse created working platforms with imported stone and then…

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Rhodri Tames The Tywi!

We have been working hard on the River Tywi project and thanks to the efforts of our Site Agent Rhodri Henry (above image, on the right) work has progressed wel…

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A Few Words From A Satisfied Client..

Worden Park channel stabilisation work “Following works within Worden Park to remove a culverted section of Cricket Field Brook that was the cause of flooding t…

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Balancing-the-Brooks at Birmingham University
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Balancing the Brooks!

Bank post flooding event showing no erosion or damage The saying “a picture paints a thousand words” could not be more accurately applied than to a current Sali…

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Ecclesbourne
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River Ecclesbourne

Client – Environment Agency Pilot scheme for catchment restoration of the River Ecclesbourne, that forms part of the Water Framework Directive aim to return riv…

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Dan Y Lan Landfill Slip

The finished slope was 36 degrees, 40 metres in height and 60m wide. 250mm depth of topsoil was required, rather than the nominal 50-75mm, as cover for marginal…

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