Erosion which primarily means the washing away of topsoil by stormwater. It is also the process by which the surface of the earth basically the soil get washed away. Erosion is seemingly caused by a natural component such as glacial ice and winds. It is also a process that explains the continuous physical and chemical occurrence that causes the soil to the crag on the surface of the earth. Contractors have been reminded of the need to checkmates water and its source before embarking on projects, choosing the right site and location for building projects. However, it is important to examine the building practices one is executing on a specific site, watching out for rainfall, snowmelt, and mud sliding wouldn’t create irreparable destruction on the said property or environment.
There is habitually a multi-phase operation that begins at the surface through the winds that splash erosion, which eventually makes its way deeper into the earth, this is why one should be at the lookout to avoid building close to an erosion plague environment.
There Are Four Basic Principles Of Erosion Control And When Properly Implemented Will Help Control And Reduce Erosion.
- Erosion Control Measures.
In as much as erosion causes more damage to plants and crops by washing away the core nutrients in the soil, one can implement the tactics to control this causes. For other to do this, you need to limit vegetation removal when possible, and also try covering the bare soils by seeding and covering with straw. Especially in areas where the habitat is sensitive, or on a steep slope, erosion control blanket is ideal and should be applied on steep slopes to cover soil after seeding has taken place.
- Sediment Control Measures.
In a situation where most erosion control measures fail, the sediment control measures serve as the defense or possible alternative to be applied. Sediment control measures are originally designed to capture eroding soil and keep it on site. The application can be achieved using a straw rolls on slopes or at the bottom of slopes. Having a silt fence placed at the bottom of slopes is also effective so long they don’t impact drainage. Sacks of gravel in a bag built around the drainage spots are commonly and locally use which is also effective to keep the eroding water from gushing through easily.
- Runoff Control Measures.
Erosion can be very devastating especially when the stormwater seems a bit difficult to control, which happens to be the main cause of erosion. One can take an option to find a vegetated area that can withstand increased runoff. You can also achieve this diversion through creating and diverting the runoff from any bare soil and newly disturbed area. Also, avoid filled slopes to enable cut slopes for drainage, and also try breaking up drainage in order to create a sheet flows over the slopes.
It is, therefore, imperative to note that all this factor don’t necessarily secure erosion control services, but serves as limits or partial control mechanism. However, is important one should always check and monitor these measures adopted especially during raining season. In order to repair and closeup exposed outlets to control erosion effectively.