What Makes Erosion Control so Important?

Erosion & Sediment Services Calgary

Whether you’re managing a construction site or you’re the owner of a residential property, you know that erosion control is essential to the wellbeing of your land. If you aren’t already aware, there are a few things you need to know about why erosion control can ensure the longevity of your assets!

First and foremost, what is erosion? Erosion is when natural forces cause rock and soil to become malleable and migrate away from their place of origin. These natural forces come in the form of wind and water flow and can change the shape of a landscape in drastic ways if left to their own devices. Processes like wear and tear to the bedrock of rivers or coastal erosion are completely natural and not something we should be particularly worried about. But if area flooding or landslides affect our properties, this results in a more serious issue!

How can controlling erosion assist us as land owners and property managers? With erosion control, the negative effect on our land can be greatly reduced or nearly erased. This can mean saving you costly repercussions if a flood takes out your crop or sediment damages the foundation of your construction site. Damage caused to drainage and sewer systems can be almost entirely bypassed with the proper equipment and prevention. Other examples include times when erosion fills our streets with sediment and presents a safety hazard to drivers and cyclists. If not controlled, erosion can also cause harm to our aquatic neighbours! All of this aside, erosion control can save your plot of land when the weather decides to get nasty.

At Erosion Control Central, we know how important your property is to you and we want to help you keep it free of the damages caused by erosion. If your land is beginning to show the complications of erosion, we are here for you. Give us a call and we would be happy to answer any and all of your erosion related questions!