Weather isn't what it used to be. What with 80 degree temperatures in February on the normally frigid East coast and a cold, wet spring on the West coast not to mention the occasional earthquake, tornado or flood in various parts of the country it's clear that climate change is a fact of life. Which is good news for contractors, who can help repair storm damage. But what about drains, waterways and fields? Fortunately, Impact Absorbents is prepared for these contingencies. Straw wattles, for instance, reduce soil erosion and retain sediments on slopes to keep soil in place, and around drain inlets to prevent sediment blockage. Our straw wattles use netting made of high-density polyethylene and ethyl vinyl acetate with UV inhibitors. Yet these wattles are also 100 percent certified California rice straw that meets the specifications for ESW and SID wattle. Or maybe you need to launch a stakeout, with high quality wood stakes that anchor erosion control booms. Wood stakes and sod staples allow your erosion control products such as straw wattles to be more effective and also meet Best Management Practices. To prevent sediment and other pollutants from entering the water system, depend on Ultra DrainGuard, which removes waste from storm water before it can become a problem in the water system. Ultra DrainGuard exceeds 80 percent of sediment removal efficiency. For the ultra-ecologically minded, we also offer Ultra DrainGuard Recycled. Finally, consider maintenance-free three-ply gravel bags, which are easy to fill, stay in place when wedged against a road curb and are tough enough to withstand multiple impacts. Gravel bags are a superior product for managing sediment, debris and hydrocarbon sheen in storm water runoff. Whatever the weather, wherever you live or work, we've got your back (and your soil, slope, drains and fields) this winter!