Soil erosion (what happens when your land’s topsoil is either washed or blown away by water or wind) can cause serious issues. In particular, water runoff is one of the most common causes of soil erosion and can cause thousands of dollars of damage in a very short period of time. If erosion is left unchecked, it can lead to serious hazards such as landslides and mudslides, rendering your property unlivable. Therefore, soil erosion should be dealt with quickly and by professionals.
At Mountain Septic, we know how serious soil erosion can be. Over the years, our erosion control team in Durango has helped countless residents mitigate and prevent erosion on their property. As a company, we have a customer-first philosophy that privileges 5-star communication throughout the process, and our job doesn’t end when new leave. We will always provide you with a detailed report of the work we have completed, and we are always available to answer questions and help with routine maintenance down the road.
Is Your Property Susceptible to Erosion?
If your property has a creek or stream, it may be more susceptible to erosion. But it is not only properties with these types of water features that are vulnerable to erosion. Hillside and mountain properties, properties with a significant slope, and/or water drainage issues may all be predisposed to suffer from erosion. Additionally, even wind can contribute to soil erosion.
Signs of erosion include:
- Exposed tree roots
- Exposed rocks and boulders
- A change in your soil levels
- Missing topsoil
- Barren patches on your property
- Water buildup in basements, crawlspaces, and low points on your property
Another common sign of erosion is damage to roads and driveways on your property. If water is undercutting your property, you may see cracks and exposed edges in paths, roads, and driveways, even if they are paved. Furthermore, if you regularly see water running across sidewalks, your yard, or any area of your property, you should be wary of soil erosion issues.
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If you are struggling with soil erosion or your property is susceptible to it, you should consider working with an experienced contractor like Mountain Septic. Through various professional construction services, we can help you protect your property from erosion and help you manage any deterioration that has already occurred. Before moving forward with any erosion mitigation plan, we will inspect your property and determine the best methods for your situation.
Ways we can help control soil erosion include:
- Installing appropriate drainage
- Professional grading of your property
- Retaining wall construction
When dealing with erosion, our first priority is controlling the flow of water on your property. In particular, improving the drainage on your property goes a long way in mitigating soil erosion. This can be managed through several methods. Common drainage methods that we often use to help with erosion issues include foundation drains, french drains, and culvert installation or removal.
Grading your property can also be highly effective at preventing soil erosion and controlling water drainage. This process involves leveling the ground around your home or business, making sure that slopes are directed away from structures and towards your drainage system.
Retaining Walls Can Help Mitigate Soil Erosion
For property on a steep hillside with limited plant life or vegetation, we may recommend building a retaining wall to help protect your home, business, or other structures on your property from water runoff and to help redirect water to your drainage system. An improperly built retaining wall can have the opposite intended effect and leave your property vulnerable to serious erosion and landslides. Consequently, professional contractors like Mountain Septic should always build retaining walls.
At Mountain Septic we have extensive experience, and our soil erosion experts in Durango are ready to put that experience to work to help you. We work hard to provide our residential and commercial customers with strategically designed drainage, grading, and erosion control systems. Our team is committed to providing quality workmanship, and we are always there to answer any questions you have.
“The technician was knowledgeable, pleasant, answered all my questions and worked through some issues of frozen ground and a frozen lid on the septic tank. I was very happy with the service.”John P.