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Mar 26

Companies operating in the mining, civil, or infrastructure industries frequently require the removal of vegetation. This exposes the substrate to environmental factors that can cause soil erosion. It is a national problem, which is responsible for the movement and detachment of soil material due to water, wind, and the human interface. Although it is slow and not easily noticed, it can quickly take over and alter the site of your project at an alarming rate.

It is important to have a good understanding of the environment in which you work and recognize the environmental conditions that need active prevention. ECCO LLC planning must include both temporary and long-term solutions, including topsoil management and dust suppression Denver processes to support the substrata's mechanical structure while keeping the soil in place.

This information will help you to be aware of the signs and effects of soil erosion on your worksite operations. To avoid such problems, it is important to understand the causes of soil erosion and what you can do to prevent them.

Cause & Effect

Planning, preparation and awareness are key factors in preventing erosion from happening on your site. The main factors that contribute to soil loss are water, wind, and project mass movement. These wind and water processes show how fast erosion can occur on a jobsite. This highlights the importance of performing thorough substrate evaluations.

1. Splash erosion:

Water erosion begins with rain hitting a substrate. The water's strength breaks down aggregate and splashes soil particles up to 60 cm high. They are then displaced for 1.5 meters from the point where they were pushed. This can lead to impacted surface crust, which can cause runoff and transport of soil.


2. Sheet erosion:


Splash erosion can cause uniform soil loss. If this continues, it can be unnoticed for a long time. If not attended, the gradual removal of nutrients will lead to unproductive soil.


3. Rill erosion:


The direct force of water or soil on a substrate. Water gradually opens the channels, increasing the transport capacity and detachment of the substrate. This can also disrupt soil development and reduce landform sustainability.


4. Tunnel Erosion:


Water permeation through soil cracks, holes, or root decay can cause erosion, which can lead to tunnels below the substrate. The tunnel's width increases, and the surface structure is not affected. This causes the top layer of the tunnel to collapse. If an outlet, such as an existing roadside cutting or rill intersects the tunnel, it increases the rate of water drainage.


5. Wind Erosion


Wind erosion occurs when high-velocity winds move across a substrate, causing the removal of topsoil. This makes the soil unsuitable for cultivation. Wind erosion is caused by soil movement, also known as saltation and suspension.

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