Soil erosion is a simple concept, and it’s one that almost everybody who lives in a climate that gets a lot of rain or snow understands. While shifting soil may not be a major issue in areas where there are no structures built, erosion can be a major problem for commercial buildings. Use these tips to keep erosion from becoming a serious problem that could threaten your structure’s foundation.
- Build retaining walls and use edging around areas where you’re concerned about erosion. These types of structures can look very natural around driveways, and other hardscaped areas.
- Plant flowers and trees near or on areas where you think erosion may be a problem. Flowers, plants and trees can all help stabilize the soil and keep it from becoming prone to erosion over time. Even plants like ivy can help reduce the potential for erosion.
- Use wood fiber matting to cover areas where erosion is problematic. Plants and trees can even grow through matting on the property.
Contact Hermes Landscaping to learn more about erosion control and what you can do to keep it from damaging property.