Our values

Our Values

At Luck Ecosystems, our values are the principles of the way we operate our businesses. From the way we work internally each day, to the relationships we foster with our customers and communities, we are guided by four core values.

Commitment

Takes personal responsibility for the success of self, others, and the organization

  • Model safety, health, and environmental stewardship
  • Do what it takes
  • Pursue excellence
  • Celebrate success

Creativity

Delivers ideas and innovation that add value

  • Be curious
  • Learn new skills
  • Be open to change
  • Explore and experiment

Integrity

Earns the trust and respect of others

  • Be honest
  • Do what you say
  • Hold self and others accountable
  • Give and receive feedback

Leadership

Ignites human potential and performance

  • Value diversity and differences
  • Develop self and others
  • Inspire confidence and optimism
  • Confront issues
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Technical Data Sheets

Imbricated Riprap

We stock and custom size imbricated riprap to meet the needs of the most technical streambed restoration projects.

For technical information, please call 1-877-904-5825

Streambed Mixes

We stock and custom blend streambed mixes to meet the needs of your streambed restoration projects.

For technical information, please call 1-877-904-5825

River Stone and Cobbles

We stock and source river stone and cobbles in a variety of grades to meet the needs of your streambed restoration projects.

For technical information, please call 1-877-904-5825

Sand

We stock birdshot drainage sand/gravel for use in a variety applications where a clean, fine, natural aggregate is needed.

Riprap

We stock riprap products in varying grades to meet the demands of any erosion control project.

For technical information, please call 1-877-904-5825

Armor Stone

We stock and custom size armor stone in a variety of weight and size classes to meet the demands of any erosion control projects.

For technical information, please call 1-877-904-5825

FAQ's

How much material do I need?

Please visit our product calculator to get a good estimate of how much material you’ll need to complete your project.

Why don’t you sell your material by the cubic yard?

Weight measurements are statistically much more accurate than volumetric measurements. Our product calculator can convert tons to cubic yards based on the estimated density of each of our products.

How long does it take for you to ship material I have ordered, to my destination?

In the Virginia/Maryland/D.C. area, we can typically fulfill an order of up to 250 tons within 48 hours of your order.

What does shipping material by the bulk load mean?

As a standard practice, when asked to deliver our material to customer job sites and locations, we ship up to 25 tons of material per load on a dump trailer or standard single body dump truck.

Do you have any locations close by my residence, where I can get a pick-up truck load of your material?

We proudly serve customers across Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. with on-hand inventory ready to meet the demand of your next project. Please contact us at 1-877-904-5825 to discuss ordering and pick-up in your area.

What does FOB mean?

Freight on Board. When we quote a product price on any of our materials, this price includes getting it safely loaded onto a truck from where it is picked up.

When you say your material is ‘clean’, what does that mean?

Our soil and sand products are typically screened at either 6mm or 3.75 mm. There are no rocks, sticks, twigs, or other debris in our materials unless they pass through these size screens. 6mm equates to about ¼ inch. 3.75 mm equates to about 1/8 inch. Additionally, our soil products are tested for physical, chemical, and biological consistency.

When you say your material is frequently tested by third-party lab partners, what does that mean?

Every 500-700 tons of product we ship, regarding each of our produced materials, we collect samples and send to independent professional, certified labs, outside of the Luck Ecosystems Central Lab. The independent labs we use are varied. We typically have these labs perform chemical, (pH) nutrient, (macro nutrients, CEC, base saturation) and biological (organic matter) testing on all samples provided.

What makes your soil better than a local source I can get? Isn’t all dirt the same?

Our base material used in the majority of our soil, sand and custom blends is derived from sites where we ensure there has never been heavy industry, military, or other types of pollution introduced to the ecosystem.

If I want to personally speak to a sales person, who should I call?

Please contact us at 1-877-904-5825 to learn more about how Luck Ecosystems can partner with you on your next project.

If I have a really special blend of material that I want for my location/ residence, or business, will you blend it for me?

We pride ourselves on our ability to custom blend products to meet the varying needs of our customers. To make custom blending economically feasible we typically require minimum order quantities. Please contact us at 1-877-904-5825 to discuss our custom blending services and capabilities.

Will you install the material you ship to me?

We do not install, but will be happy to recommend a quality partner for this work.

Do bio-retention ponds really need to be maintained?

Yes. Maintaining bio-retention ponds is important to ensure good permeability. The system works by allowing the groundwater to naturally filter through the media. If the bio-retention pond becomes inundated with weeds or debris that do not allow the water to permeate through the surface then the systems will not function properly. Selection of appropriate plants to place in the pond structure is critical to reducing overall maintenance.

Do bio soils really help keep pollutants out of the Bay? How?

Yes. As nitrates in solution, and/or, phosphates travelling in and on sediment are introduced into a biofiltration system, they begin their journey down through the bio soil profile. Some pollutants are captured regarding the physical characteristics of soil, by allowing bridging to occur, trapping pollutants throughout the micro and macro pores. Most pollutants are captured chemically by negatively and positively charged ions, which hold up and bind these elements to the soil colloid. In a relatively short period of time, (days and sometimes hours) soil biology takes over, as microbial critters attack and consume all sorts of introduced pollutants- nitrates and phosphate included. Over a longer period, these pollutants are excreted into the soil profile as digested soil humus.