Is the soil around your home moving? Do you need to reclaim unusable property? We have been building retaining walls that prevent soil erosion for many years and we can help you get the full use of your property.
Erosion Control is the process of keeping the soil where it belongs and managing the movement of water and wind as harmlessly as possible across your property. When done correctly, your erosion control systems can help beautify your property and increase the livability of your personal space.
Erosion is the movement of soil and sediment, mainly by wind and water. Runoff from rain cuts rills and gullies, while wind can strip soil from wide areas. Both types of erosion can move large amounts of sediment, sometimes far from the original site of soil disturbance.
Four main Factors Influence Erosion
Soil Erodibility Fine soils, impermeable soils, and soils lacking organic material tend to be more erodible.
Vegetative Cover Vegetation shields soil from rainfall and wind, increases infiltration, slows runoff velocities, and retains soil moisture for later plant use between rainstorms.
Topography Long, steep slopes increase runoff amounts and velocities and therefore tend to increase erosion.
Weather The frequency, intensity, and duration of rainfall influence sediment release amounts. Sediment from disturbed soils can move into neighboring properties, streets, drainage systems, and other bodies of water. Excessive sediment damages the functions of both storm water sewers and natural watersheds.
Getting Erosion Control Answers
Retaining Wall Design Service
A retaining wall is a structure that holds or retains soil behind it. There are many types of materials that can be used to create retaining walls like concrete blocks, poured concrete, treated timbers, rocks or boulders. Some are easy to use, others have a shorter life span, but all can retain soil. A retaining wall is a structure designed and constructed to resist the lateral pressure of soil, when there is a desired change in ground elevation that exceeds the angle of repose of the soil. … The walls must resist the lateral pressures generated by loose soils or, in some cases, water pressures.