How To Control Erosion At Construction Sites

Whether big or small construction, erosion is a big problem and it has to be addressed adequately. There are many reasons for erosion and each factor has to be addressed adequately for the best results. There cannot be a straight jacket answer or solution for OKC erosion control. But the fact is that erosion has to be controlled failing which it would be difficult to preserve the construction site and the new structure could also come under threat. Controlling erosion is tough and complex and it could also add to the overall cost of the project. Proper budgeting and estimating is therefore quite critical because often projects get stalled because of a lack of budget for taking care of erosion related issues. In this article, we will have a look at the various ways and means by which it might be possible to control erosion at construction sites.

Articulated Concrete Blocks

These are considered to be one of the most common and regularly used methods for stopping corrosion at construction sites. These are basically referred to as revetments and they can be constructed in a different variety of thicknesses and shapes. These concrete blocks are placed in the form of interconnected units and they could help in preventing erosion. They are very commonly used in waterway embankments and also in case of drainage channels that are manmade.

SE Walls

MSE actually stands for Mechanically Stabilized Earth walls. They are becoming quite common these days and in many construction sites, they are replacing concrete traditional retaining walls. They seemingly have a number of advantages when compared to conventional concrete walls. They are easy to install and take lesser time. Further, they are versatile and can be adapted to a variety of sites.

Turbidity Barriers

If you are keen on preventing soil erosion and also stop the migration of water-based contaminants, then you could look at turbidity barriers as an option. They are made from special geo-textile membranes and they float. The bottoms are anchored to the water body with the help of weights. They are also often used for the purpose of supplemental sediment control. But they are generally suitable for large construction projects.

The World Of Geo-Textiles

Continuing from the previous point we will have a look at geo-textiles that are commonly used these days for controlling erosion. They are also quite helpful when it comes to improving the quality of soils. They could be helpful when there is a need to build roads, pipelines, embankments, and various other earth-retaining constructions and structures.  They are, as mentioned above, quite versatile and could come in the form of mesh weave, closed fabrics, or even a warp-knitted structure. They could come in handy for various use such filtration, separation, reinforcements, drainage, sealing, protection, and other such purposes.

French Drains

French drains are also being considered as an option for preventing erosion at construction sites. This is basically a system of underground piping. It is referred to as drain tile. It helps in diverting and channelizing ground and surface water to a pre-determined exit point. It also could be used to allow water to seep into the ground below and excess water could be directed to an exit point.


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