Erosion is a natural process but when it happens on your property, it often means that something needs to be done. Too much erosion can cause problems with any structures you have on the property and in some cases can lead to the loss of land. Fortunately, there are a number of different things that you can do to prevent or mitigate erosion on your piece of land. If you’re looking for a product to protect your land from erosion, then look no further. EARTHLOK concrete canvas is a revolutionary solution to erosion. The mats, which are made of 100% recycled materials, can be used in oil and gas fields or any other area that is susceptible to erosion. They’re durable and easy to move around. You can view publisher site for more info.
Here are a few ideas for controlling erosion:
Prevent Water Runoff
Erosion is often caused by water runoff. When you have heavy rainfall, that water has to go somewhere. Where it goes depends on where the ground is sloped. If the slope leads down into your yard, then the water will head straight toward your home. To minimize this problem, you should make sure that your yard is graded so that all of the water flows away from your home and downhill instead of toward your house. This will often mean adding soil in certain areas and taking it away in others until you’ve got a drainage system that works well for moving water off of your property.
A buffer strip is a piece of land that is left in a natural state between areas where there will be development and an environmentally sensitive area like a stream or a river. Buffer strips provide protection for streams and rivers by preventing dirt from entering them and clogging them up. They also filter out chemicals that could pollute the streams or rivers. Buffer strips can also help prevent erosion by reducing the amount of rainwater runoff from your property.
Concrete Mat Applications
To protect your concrete investment, consider a concrete mat to prevent cracking and spalling.
Concrete mats can be used over new flatwork or used to repair existing spalled areas.
The mats are easy to install and can be moved as needed. This makes them great for use on driveways, sidewalks, patios, and other flatwork applications.
- The first step is to remove any existing coatings such as paint, dirt or grease. If the concrete is flaking or disintegrating, it should be removed with a chipping hammer and broom cleaned. Any areas that are beyond repair should be cut out and replaced with new concrete.
- Next, clean all of the concrete with a power washer using a minimum of 1500 psi at 3 gpm. If there is any oil or grease present on the surface, use a degreaser cleaner to remove it before power washing.
How Water Erodes the Land
Surface water runoff is responsible for most of the erosion that happens in the United States. When it rains, all of the rain that falls on paved surfaces as well as bare ground ends up running off into nearby creeks, rivers and lakes. This is a problem because all of that runoff carries along with it sediment from the soil. In urban areas, this can also include contaminants from oil and automotive fluids, trash and chemical fertilizers used in gardens and lawns.
Earthlok helps stop surface water runoff because it causes the soil to bind together more tightly so less of it washes away when you have surface runoff after a heavy rain.