1. How To Prevent Mud And Erosion Around Your Horse Barn

    Whether you are operating an outdoor equestrian arena, a stable, or perhaps both, you already know how much of a nuisance mud can be. Not only is mud unsightly and unpleasant, it can it make life difficult on your horses, making it harder for them to move, but did you know that mud can also reduce g…Read More

  2. Creating Overflow Parking Without Taking Away Greenspace

    Think about the colour green for a second. What feelings does ‘green’ evoke? Some may think of money. Some may think of envy — which in turn typically goes back to money. But what about the colour green with regard to our environment? What does green mean in that context? Lush trees, springtim…Read More

  3. Ecoraster E50 vs Rig Mats: a cost comparison

    With the ever-changing and more volatile weather conditions today, along with increasing regulations around wellsites, drilling sites, and access roads in extreme demand, rig mats are experiencing global market growth.  But the now commonplace rig mats are not the only option available and they …Read More

  4. From muddy paddock, to no more mud. Keep your horses feet healthy with Eco Raster

    Say goodbye to muddy paddocks, and say hello to healthy hooves.

    Traditionally spring and fall in your horse paddock means one thing: mud, and puddles, and hoof trouble. Not any more, Eco Raster permeable ground grid solutions are the number one free draining base system for indoor and outdoor arenas, paddocks, feed areas, and high traffic areas such as gates and…Read More

  5. A better solution for winter conditions

    During the hot summer months, the last thing on everyone’s mind right now is snow. If you are in the construction industry, however, cold weather is definitely impacting your life. Permeability and frost are a concern for builders year round as they plan their projects. Things need to start either…Read More

  6. The Best Ecoraster Products For Equestrian Arenas

    Let’s face it: mud is a problem that owners and operators of any type of equine arena — whether it’s a barn or an outdoor riding facility — have to contend with. That’s just a fact. But here’s another fact for you: we know that Ecoraster products are the best (and most reliable) solution…Read More

  7. How To Build (And Stabilize) An Outdoor Horse Arena

    Building an outdoor horse arena — whether it’s for equestrian training purposes or simply for your leisurely hobbies — can be a costly endeavor. That’s why it’s important to know how to properly build — and perhaps more importantly, stabilize — your outdoor equestrian and/or riding are…Read More

  8. Ecoraster Geogrids — As Versatile As They Are Tough

    Versatile. Tough. Sustainable. Permeable. These are just a few of the words which encapsulate the Ecoraster geogrid system. At B8 Ventures, we are committed to providing environmentally friendly, permeable ground stabilization solutions not just for today, but for the future. The innovative Ecoraste…Read More

  9. How Does Erosion Occur?

    The old expression states, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Well, the Grand Canyon wasn’t formed in a day either — it took years and years of naturally occurring erosion in order to form that majestic natural wonder. But the result of erosion isn’t always quite as wondrous. Oftentimes, eros…Read More

  10. Geogrid Ground Stabilization Systems vs. Other Methods

    Whether in construction, landscaping, agriculture, the oil and gas industry, or just about any other line of work, the importance of erosion control and ground stabilization cannot be overstated. Ground stabilization is, simply put, a method which is used to improve the quality of the base layer of …Read More