Maybe you already know what soil erosion is, but do you know how it can affect your project and job site?
Soil erosion refers to the wearing away of land due to gravity, water, or wind (or any combination of the three). Because excavation and construction involve moving earth, there is a risk of causing soil erosion if it isn’t handled properly and professionally.
What Causes Soil Erosion
While soil can be eroded by natural causes such as water, wind, and gravity, it can also be caused by moving earth, land grading, and other construction methods. All of these methods can impact the environment, causing harmful pollution and ruining soil quality if contractors aren’t responsible.
At SiteWorx Services our professionals are trained to excavate, complete land grading, and provide other earthwork services safely and efficiently without damaging the soil and surrounding environment.
Preventing Soil Erosion And Pollution
Before any equipment arrives on your job site, our excavation professionals will have permits in place and a plan for your site, including how to avoid excessive erosion and pollution. This can include:
Intentional Land Clearing
Clearing your site in phases instead of all at once can protect large areas from being exposed to erosion.
Scheduling your site’s excavation during a time with minimal rainfall reduces the risk of flooding and heavy erosion.
By keeping exposed soil covered with mulch or other vegetation, we can reduce the amount of erosion.
Your site might benefit from installing a sediment pond designed to slow the speed of water flowing through your site.
Putting a gravel construction entrance in place helps keep soil on-site and prevents it from being dragged off-site by construction vehicles.
Change The Topography
Sometimes changing the topography of your job site can reduce the risk of erosion. Shorter slopes instead of long slopes encourage vegetation to grow and establish roots, slowing soil erosion.
Every job site is different and requires thoughtful planning every step of the way. Soil erosion can be prevented using stabilization methods such as mulch, blankets, and wood binders. Permanent solutions can include planting, channel stabilization, seeding, and more.
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