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Erosion Control Is No Problem – We've Got You Covered!

Erosion Control Is No Problem – We Can Help!

When preparing and planning land for new structures, construction and landscaping companies use burlap and jute fabrics such as sandbags, burlap rolls, jute matting and polypropylene fabric for conservational remediation. When prepared and used properly in the soil, these fabrics can prevent man-made or natural disasters from occurring in your landscaping. Jute matting controls erosion well, because they can be used in a variety of different ways. When landscaping structures are installed, and new plants take hold, the fabric slowly biodegrades.

For instance, burlap can be used to control erosion on extremely steep slopes that are vulnerable to destabilization. Over time, it biodegrades.

To allow plants room to grow, jute mesh with large square grids can be used. It biodegrades so you won’t have to worry about removing it once your plants are fully grown.

In housing development areas, parking lots, new roads, or commercial buildings, any soil that is left exposed on newly cut slopes is vulnerable prior to and after planting. Burlap and jute matting play a critical role in allowing plants to properly root and grow. To handle the effects of rain and wind, these fabrics trap the soil in place. Eventually, mature plants will properly direct and drain water overflow toward drainpipes or reservoirs, and provide natural windbreaks.

Landscaping and construction removes current landscape features, which can lead to erosion and destroy the land’s self-sustaining value. Erosion can pose a risk to structures that are built near or on a slope. To prevent this from happening, landscapers and civil engineers use a variety of techniques. They will calculate the ground’s slope the same way roofers calculate the pitch of a roof. When addressing temporary solutions with sandbags or jute matting, this method should help you determine the necessary steps you will need to take.

Jute matting helps keep soil stabilized, which makes it more difficult to be displaced by water or wind. Raindrops displace soil particles as soon as they hit the bare soil. As the particles run downhill, they collect even more soil. If water runoff builds up as silt after it settles with loose soil, these effects can dramatically multiply without erosion control. The silt deposits interfere with storm drains and drainage structures, and a build-up of moisture underground can create sinkholes and mudslides in areas where soil has been cut, has not been allowed to compress enough prior to construction, or has been moved. These sudden disasters can swallow vehicles whole and destroy homes.

Drainage systems can dig paths for the water to travel through so that exposed soil can be bypassed to prevent or stop a larger problem from occurring, but they aren’t the best solution for controlling erosion. Water may not be the main issue, or it may not be visually appealing. Erosion can best be prevented by using fibrous mats placed one on top of another to reinforce the eroding surface. To provide strong areas of support for soil or sand, retaining walls can also be sandbagged. In order to keep erosion under control on your property, you may need to use several different methods.

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