R. H. Moore & Associates, Inc. was established in 1982 and has continued to represent the industry’s leading manufacturers of erosion control systems and products exclusively throughout the state of Florida. After incorporating in May of 1983, a letter from the founder, Ronald H. Moore, provided his mission statement: “We believe that there is a solution to your soil stabilization problem, and we are dedicated to helping you in designing a solution, both functional and cost-effective”.
We are a manufacturer’s representative providing technical design information to engineers and regulatory agencies. We also manage a distribution group that supplies soil stabilization and erosion control systems & products. Our headquarters and full stocking master warehouse is in Tampa, with sub-distributors located throughout the state, to better serve the construction activities at local levels.
Our role as a product representative allows us to work closely with engineers, architects, and municipalities in the state of Florida. We provide services such as on-site project assessment, CADD details, cost estimates, and on-site technical installation assistance all free of charge. We have been serving Florida engineers and contractors for over 30 years and hope that this vast experience can help you with your current or future project. Please feel free to contact one of our associates with any questions.
Geotextiles are probably the most commonly used products in our industry with over 100 different styles and types from woven to nonwoven, as well as paving overlay fabrics. We have a complete listing of which geotextile meets the current Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) criteria. Road construction, pavement restoration, subsurface drainage, walls, slopes and embankments are just some of the applications for geotextiles.
Sidement control & construction site BMPs
Sediment control and construction site Best Management Practices (BMPs) cover a wide range of products, including the simplest types that can sometimes cause the most problems on a project if not used. With the introduction of the Clean Water Act and the new strict enforcement of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), these once forgotten about products now become the first line of defense. We inventory silt fences, turbidity barriers, floc logs and inlet protection to name a few.
Control of erosion is where it all started for us in 1982 when Ronald H. Moore had an idea to start a company just specializing in erosion control. There were only a few choices of products and even fewer manufacturers dedicated to this business of finding solutions to erosion problems. Now over 30 years later, there are many options and hundreds of manufacturers that are totally dedicated to the erosion control industry. Engineers and project owners can now choose from soft armor to hard armor, vegetated or non vegetated, bioengineering solutions to concrete.
Bioengineering is a combination of biological, mechanical, and ecological concepts to control erosion and stabilize soil through the use of vegetation along with construction materials. Planted vegetation controls erosion and serves as good wildlife and fisheries habitat in riparian systems. We stock bioengineering solutions that include jute, coir logs, biodegradable blankets, straw wattles and biodegradable filtration systems.
Subgrade stablization & load support
Subgrade stabilization and load support covers a wide variety of materials. Choosing the correct system will depend on the types of loads, frequency of traffic and the look you are trying to achieve. Reusable site access matting, geogrids, paving fabrics, geocomposite subsurface drainage systems, Geoweb, Geoblock, geoterra structural mat systems, Flexi-Pave recycled tire porous pavement systems, and drivable grass concrete paving systems are just some of the products that we have available.
Slope reinforcement & retaining walls
Slope reinforcement and retaining walls cover a wide range of products from hard armor systems to more environmentally friendly vegetated approaches that meet the regulatory agency’s criteria allowing for construction approval. We carry geogrids, Geoweb, gabions, and earth anchor systems. The various systems that we promote will require engineering help to ensure proper design. R. H. Moore & Associates, Inc., as well as the manufacturers we represent offer this design support to engineering companies at no charge.
Drainage & stormwater
Drainage and stormwater are very important issues when designing projects in Florida. With the rain events that we are accustomed to, properly designing for the amount of stormwater is critical. Whether it is for retention ponds, alleviating hydrostatic conditions, dewatering dredged materials, or for treating the stormwater and reducing the turbidity, we have a variety of products that can help. We offer wall and field drainage composites, EPDM liners, underground stormwater storage systems, reusable water-filled dams, and Geotubes for dewatering dredged materials.