WHAT IS EROSION CONTROL?
Erosion happens when soil and rock are moved from one location to another due to the forces of water and wind. Erosion can prove to be a very damaging and expensive problem if it not dealt with in a timely manner. Homeowners that live in the hills or on a slope are the most prone to erosion damage on their property.
Erosion control services by Weinstein Construction professionals can protect your property from costly damages, as well as provide your home with extra-added “curbside appeal” that all home owners seek! There are a variety of different erosion control methods and solutions that can be used, and some of the more cost-effective ones are discussed below.
If you live on a hillside, your home needs to have some form of erosion control construction. Because gravity forces water to constantly move downward, when your home is built on a slope, flowing water can wreak havoc on your home if you don’t use soil erosion solutions. Steep slope erosion control, for example, an erosion control blanket for steep slopes can stop erosion and sediment control. You should know that erosion can start to occur sooner than you think!
Not only is it important to control where and how water is drained, it is also important to control the speed of such drainage. You can control drainage speed through using erosion control mulch or curb inlet protection, which uses filters designed to be placed in front of a curb inlet or opening to prevent the migration of silt into the storm drain system. Moreover, the construction of swales/grading can create an effective drainage solution that can protect a hillside home against erosion. Such construction methods use the natural flow of gravity to reshape and resurface your lawn or landscape to ensure that water is draining properly.
Moreover, the addition of erosion control matting, erosion control mesh, erosion control rolls, and storm drains, can control the speed of run-off water down the slope of your property. Adding baboons or rock basket retaining walls can provide even additional protection, as well as add a beautiful aesthetic value to your home.