Five Ways to Control Erosion on Your Site
- Sep 07, 2018 -

As a construction safety officer, developer, inspector, or contractor, your focus is 

to maintain BMPs before, during, and after construction. This reference guide may aid 

in your creation of construction site plans and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans 




Eroded soil, which may contain nutrients, fertilizers, or pesticides, can be deposited where there is a reduction in land slope. 

Silt fence is used to protect the water quality in nearby streams, rivers, and lakes by retaining sediment where soil is being disturbed by construction. 



Increased suspended sediment impairs water quality for aquatic and human life, hinders navigation, and increases flooding risks. 

Turbidity curtains are floating barriers designed to contain and control the dispersion of floating silt or turbidity in water.



Certain sites may require long term erosion control, with minimal maintaince. 

Erosion control blankets, and coir blocks, are two of several erosion control products, that are a biodegradable option for hills, banks, shorelines. 

They allow for full plant and soil stabilization, natural invasion, and soil amendment.



Storm water run off disturbs soil near french drains, during rip rap installation, and ashphalt overlay. Geotextiles are used as a means of seperation, stabilization, filtration, and slope protection, to control soil particles as they are displaced. 



Keeping slope lengths short, gradients low, and 

preserving natural vegetation allows for the control of stormwater velocities and limitation of erosion hazards. 

Apply measures to prevent excessive site damage and keep run off velocities low for better soil erosion control.