Erosion control measures are vital in the planning of any construction project or site preparation. When planning for construction in a mountainous region, on a slope, or a hillside, an erosion control blanket may help prevent soil erosion. These areas can be prone to sediment runoff from rainstorms and require a dependable way to stabilize the soil.
Why Is Soil Erosion Prevention Important?
Soil erosion poses a severe environmental threat due to sediment runoff. Slopes and hillsides often see these effects magnified without erosion control measures. Sediment runoff pollutes storm drains and streams, causing immediate health and safety concerns for employees and the community.
Erosion Comes In Many Forms
Erosion is a geological process in which nutrients and minerals are worn away or transported due to wind or rain. Erosion is generally broken down into 2 types:
What Is An Erosion Control Blanket?
Erosion control blankets are an innovative solution to many types of soil erosion. They blanket the area from erosion and protect the soil from sediment runoff and degradation. Erosion control blanket is built with natural and biodegradable materials which allow root-rich plants like trees and ground cover to take hold and rejuvenate the soil. Erosion control blankets are often used on slopes, stream banks, and wetland edges.
Top Benefits of Erosion Control Blankets
Current reports show the demand for erosion control blankets is growing to combat soil erosion. Erosion control blanket benefits include:
Combination Methods for Soil Erosion
Erosion control blankets can be the most successful when paired with other erosion control methods such as soil stabilization products. One of the most long-lasting soil stabilization products is polymer alternatives such as Envirotac dust control products. When used together, soil stabilization products can make the soil water-resistant, increase the compression strength, and magnify the erosion control blankets' benefits.
Pick the Right Erosion Control Solution for Your Construction Project
Environmental Products & Applications, Inc. can help save you time, money and provide peace-of-mind on your construction site. Contact us to find out how Envirotac can help reduce the costly problems caused by ineffective erosion control.