Take Preventative Measures
There are a handful of guiding principals JR Pool Plastering and Texas Gunite follows. Our goal is to save you time and money, so we will implement processes that limit these two resources. However, there are times in which these resources are required in order to control erosion.
Increase Resistive Forces
You can reduce the power of erosive forces such as wind and water. The aforementioned erosion control methods are great ways of preventing water or wind from taking control of the construction site.
The angle of slopes and the length of slopes will greatly impact the erosion process. Try to create short, shallow slopes because they erode slower. These types of slopes allow vegetation to take a foothold for a longer period of time.
The longer soil is exposed to wind and water, the more likely it is to erode. Wind and water will serve to be detrimental to exposed soil. Keeping vegetation in the area will help strengthen the soil. It is also beneficial to divert water away from exposed soil, so erosion is less likely to occur.
The speed at which water runs off slopes will impact soil erosion. It is best to interrupt this runoff velocity with rock dams, riprap, and more. The water will hit these devices and slow down before reaching the exposed soil.