Our Services for Controlling Erosion In Charlotte, North Carolina
No two backyards or shorelines are the same. That’s why we offer many different means of erosion control such as erosion control blankets.
Charlotte Erosion Control Methods
Controlling erosion is no one size fits all job. Much the opposite, depending on several different factors, there are varying erosion control methods, such as erosion control blankets or hydroseeding, that all have the same end goal. Erosion control is used in natural areas, agricultural land and urban areas.
In land development, erosion control is important. Erosion control, through means such as erosion control blankets, not only prevents water pollution due to runoff and habitat loss of nearby ecosystems, it also serves to keep soil loss, which will ultimately result in property loss at bay.
Hydroseeding is an efficient and inexpensive means of seeding a lawn. Hydroseeding contractors combine a mixture called a slurry, made up of seed, mulch, fertilizer, soil amendments and water. The mix is made in a hydroseeder tank and then spread using a high pressure hose.
The hydroseed slurry is the perfect recipe for quick germination. Count on hydroseeding to stop erosion in its tracks. Grass seed typically takes 2-3 weeks to germinate, but in some instances, customers see germination as soon as 1 week after application.
The best time to hydroseed is spring or fall, as both these seasons are wet enough and moderately cool, which is the best environment for grass seed germination. As a rule of thumb, it’s best to give your lawn a chance to establish itself before its hit with harsh winter or summer weather.
Charlotte Erosion Control Blankets
Just as the name indicates, erosion control blankets blanket the area they are laid on and control erosion. With an erosion control blanket, the area experiencing erosion is further protected from run off, evaporation and degradation.
The open weave of the erosion control blanket allows new seedlings to breathe, grow and thrive while bare areas are protected from exposure to the elements that cause erosion. The soil is stabilized and becomes better ground for trees and ground cover to take hold, preventing erosion even further because of their hearty root system.
When planting new grass seed, the erosion control blanket will keep the new seed safe from animals and the elements, ensuring that they’ll have a fighting chance at germination.
Erosion control blankets are used to help soil to anchor itself to the land naturally and are made of natural, biodegradable material and will eventually decompose and enrich the soil.
Silt fences are temporary barriers used to control sediment during construction. Silt fences are simple and cheap to build and maintain. Working up the soil, as is commonly done in construction, will cause the soil to loosen. If this soil is contained with a silt fence, it won’t have the chance to run off and contaminate nearby water such as rivers and lakes. This is a big danger when the soil contains pesticides and fertilizers.
Silt fences are most practical when the erosion control measures are temporary. Silt fences do not have any lasting effects on the land in which they are put up, and can be taken down and reused at future construction sites.
Sediment barriers and fences are similar to the erosion control method of silt fences. The main objective of a sediment barrier is to keep sediment from entering nearby water sources. Sediment that comes from erosion on construction sites is a major source of pollution to local waterways.
A sediment barrier is a vertical barrier used to catch sediment in water that flows through a construction site. A sediment barrier is made from woven fabric that allows water to pass through while catching the sediment and holding it in place.
Riprap is a rocky material ranging from 4 inches to over 2 feet, placed along shorelines to protect the land from erosion. The size of the rock needed on a project depends on the steepness of the slope and how fast the water is moving.
Riprap rock is durable and natural in appearance. When shorelines are continuously exposed to rushing water, riprap rock is a great solution. Common places in which riprap rock is utilized include: along shorelines of bodies of water, along the outer bank of a riverbend and near bridges along embankments.
Contact Our Erosion Control Professionals In Charlotte, NC To Schedule An Appointment
Erosion can compromise bridges, wash out roadways and cause loss of property. This makes erosion control, through whatever means, whether it be erosion control blankets or riprap rock, incredibly important. Get in contact with our team today to learn more about erosion control blankets or whatever erosion control method you think will work best for you. Our team will work with you to help you to understand if erosion control blankets will work for your issue.