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Soil Binding Polymer Emulsions

Description

Soil Binders are used on various projects as a means of temporary dust suppression, erosion control and general soil stabilisation on civil construction sites. They work to hold down and bind soil particles, often with a flexible finish.

Valley Hydramulch & Revegetation apply the binder using our specially built Hydroseeding Unit. This unit incorporates the undiluted product and water, applying the mixture to the application area via a high pressure pump system.

Types of Binder
Valley Hydramulch & Revegetation have used a variety of product for soil binding purposes. RST is our preferred supplier and further information on their binder technologies can be found at https://www.rstsolutions.com.au.

Suitability

The range of Binders come with their own respective traits, benefits and specific application suitability. Soil Binders a generally aimed at forming a strong, durable and even flexible crusts, binding up fines on the soil surface.

Soil Binder applications are used on a range of temporary civil developments and mining sites.

Get in Touch With Our Team
It’s easy to learn more about the benefits and advantages of our Soil Binding services when you talk to one of the friendly professionals from our Valley Hydramulch and Revegetation team. Call us at 02 4988 6111.

Product Information

  • Soil Testing and Specialist Analysis introduces State-of-the-Art Soil Amelioration Technology
  • Selection of Unique Cellulose Fibre Blend;
  • Application with highly experienced operators – 20 years experience.
  • Follow up monitoring for long term results.

UNIQUE CELLULOSE FIBRE BLEND:

  • FREE of hazardous additives with current SDS’s.
  • FREE of toxic, weed and contaminants – TOTALLY ORGANIC;
  • FREE from artificial fibre or cementitious binders.
  • FREE from herbicides, pesticides or sap residuals, no oils, phenols or resins.
  • FREE from pinning and meshing requirements. Remains intact in heavy rain.
  • SAVINGS from expensive clean up works following bad weather.
  • UNIQUELY HYDROSCOPIC – up to about ten times its dry mass – to ensure total absorption to promote long term soil amelioration.
  • UNIQUE Fibre Matrix sourced from totally renewable Biomass Resources.
  • FREE from ongoing Maintenance watering – except in exceptional hot, dry weather – as the cellulose fibre is Hydroscopic.
  • UNIQUE PAM Polymer Binders are degradable and do not result in formation of an impervious crust on the surface.
  • Materials have a tendency to wash in rather than wash off in rain events.

REVEGETATION:

Cover crop grasses form large root balls providing structural strength to support permanent grass establishment.
70% to 80% germination is achieved within four to six weeks – weather specific.
Native plants, shrubs and creepers can be included in the application.

APPLICATION:
Operators and Plant are to Mines MDG15 Standard
Production rates of up to 40,000 sq m per day / per machine
Hand Hose Application up to 300 metres from the machine has been achieved meaning that treatment of almost all sites is possible.

RESULTS:
100 % Renewable Resourced Cellulose Fibre.
Proper Surface Preparation and Mass of Material Applied results in Blue Book C Factors of between 0.05 and 0.10.

The application materials form a paste on the surface, holding seeds in place until initial strike is achieved. The images below show the application and initial grass strike following a rain event. The application is still remnant on the surface, and annual seeds are beginning to strike.

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Contact Us
Our team at Valley Hydramulch and Revegetation are more than happy to talk with you if you have absolutely any enquiries about our Hydraulically Applied Compost Blanket process. We have a combined 45 years professional Consultancy and Operator experience in the industry.

Would you like to learn more about the applications and uses of Compost Blankets?

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The application of a seed, fertilizer, wood fibre, and binder slurry using a specially built Hydroseeding Unit. The amount of wood fibre is increased from the normal Hydramulching rate of 2000 kg/Ha to 6000kg/Ha, together with increased binder. This gives a thick “mat” of fibre that protects against erosion and also provides an excellent moisture retaining bed to assist seed germination.
This unit incorporates the seed, fertilizer, wood fibre, and binder in a slurry mixture with water, and then sprays the slurry on the area to be treated via a high pressure pump system.

Suitability
Bonded Fibre Matrix is suitable for erosion prone surfaces, friable surfaces, and steep banks. It is an excellent method of dust and particle suppression.

Expected Growth
Growth is generally faster than for Hydramulching, but again is dependant upon local rainfall.

Relative Cost
This method is more expensive than hydramulching, due to the increased volume of wood fibre and binder.

Hydramulching

Description

The application of a seed, fertilizer, wood fibre, and binder slurry using a specially built Hydroseeding Unit. This unit incorporates the seed, fertilizer, wood fibre, and binder in a slurry mixture with water, and then sprays this slurry (or Hydramulch) on the area to be treated via a high pressure pump system.

Suitability
Hydramulching is the most commonly used method of revegetation of disturbed areas on civil construction sites. Wood-fibre is used in this application to provide a bulking agent for the slurry, as well as to provide a thin layer of mulch to help retain moisture, increase the organic carbon in the soil and also to help promote seed germination. The binder causes the individual fibres of wood to adhere together and form a mat. It also binds the fibre and seed to the soil, aiding in minimising erosion.

Hydramulch can be applied to areas ranging from flat surfaces, up to banks 1V:1H steep. The amount of wood-fibre in the slurry can also be varied to provide varying amounts of coverage and erosion protection requirements.

Expected Growth
Growth is generally faster than for Seed Drill or Hydroseeding, but again is dependent upon local rainfall.

Relative Cost
Hydramulching  is more expensive than hydroseeding, due to the inclusion of the protective medium; the wood-fibre and binder.

Get in Touch With Our Team
It’s easy to learn more about the benefits and advantages of our Hydramulching services when you talk to one of the friendly professionals from our Valley Hydramulch and Revegetation team. Call us at 02 4988 6111.

Hydroseeding

Description
The spreading of a seed and fertilizer slurry using a specially built Hydroseeding Unit. This unit incorporates the seed and fertilizer in a slurry mixture with water, and then sprays the slurry on the area to be treated via a high pressure pump system.

Suitability
Hydroseeding  is not usually used as a revegetation operation on its own, but is usually combined with Straw Mulching (see below) to provide a more vigorous growth potential.

If Hydroseeding is used as a one-step operation, the method is suitable in the same areas as for Seed Drilling, with the added benefit of being suitable for the spreading of native seeds in the slurry, due to the more complete mixing of the seed and hydraulic application. Slopes up to 1V:4H can be treated with this method, however on steeper slopes the likelihood of the seed and fertilizer being washed off during heavy rainfall is high.

Expected Growth
Growth can be slow, and is dependent upon local rainfall and weather conditions, together with the quality of the prepared seed bed.

There is no mulch and binder applied in a hydroseed application. This can result in the loss of application materials in high wind and rainfall event, due to the lack of a protective medium.

Relative Cost
This option is more expensive than tractor seeding, but is able to incorporate native seed, and is also able to treat steeper slopes. We believe these benefits outweigh the minor extra costs.

Contact Us
Our team at Valley Hydramulch and Revegetation are more than happy to talk with you if you have absolutely any enquiries about our Hydroseeding process, or would like to learn more about the applications and uses of Hydroseeding. We believe that this can be a truly beneficial and helpful way to revegetate and prevent erosion in all kinds of agricultural processes and applications.
Give us a call on 02 4988 6111.

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Mechanical Seeding (Seed drilling or Vicon sowing) consists of the mechanical spreading of a seed and fertilizer mix using an agricultural tractor and either a drill seeding implement, or vicon spreader, used in conjunction with harrows to cover the seed.

Suitability
This method of seeding is usually used on large, relatively flat areas that have been
disturbed during the course of the construction works.
This method is suitable for spreading of cover crops and minimal seed mixes, but is not suitable for the application of native seed or complex seed mixes due to the variability of the seed application.
Slopes of up to 1V:4H can be treated using this method. Followup maintenance watering will provide a better growth rate.

Expected Growth
Growth can be slow, and is dependant upon local rainfall and followup watering.

Relative Cost
This is the lowest cost method for revegetation.