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 stormwater sewers and natural watersheds.