Understanding Erosion Control At Construction Sites

Transformation and logistics are always occurring on a construction site, and not all of it is planned. Construction activities such as digging, and the movement of heavy equipment can have a major impact on soil erosion. Which, in turn, can have a serious impact on the logistics and environment around the area. Contractors need to be aware of the risk of erosion. Water runoff, changes to the elevation are also common causes that lead to erosion.  Soil changes positions and causes slopes that can collapse.

That being said, there are several ways to prevent soil erosion on the job site depending on the conditions. Firstly, make sure you use the correct control method for soil erosion. Conditions for one construction site might be different than another.   For example, a contractor may choose French drains, which are underground piping that carries water away from the site that is being worked on. Another job site might require soil nails, which are steel bars that are driven into the soil and then used as retaining walls. These walls are then used as a force against a slope failure. 

If you are interested in learning a few more common methods for erosion control, check out the resource below. The resource below describes six more ways for common erosion control.  Infographic created by Yak Mat.

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