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Common Methods Used For Erosion Control

A lot of movement occurs at a construction site and that includes the soil around it. Digging, heavy machinery and transportation all can cause soil erosion, which, in turn, can create serious problems for the surrounding area.

Soil erosion can also have a notable impact on the environment. Water pollution  Nearby bodies of water could become contaminated or unstable. Soil erosion can be from water runoff, movement on the construction site, and changes to the elevation. Fortunately, there are a variety of tools that are successful in preventing soil erosion, in a wide variety of conditions.

In order to fully understand the right technique for your construction zone, it is essential to understand the common types of soil erosion control methods. For example, a riprap may need to be implemented for an area that has a high degree of concentrated runoff. Additionally, a contractor may choose to use soil nails to prevent slope failures. This is where drill soil nails are drilled into the slope to provide reinforcement.

Erosion prevention should be included in any construction plan. It can harm the environment as well as creates other issues around the construction site. For more information, check out the guide below, common methods used for erosion control. It describes a few more methods for preventing soil erosion at a construction site.

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