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3 Ways to Control Erosion on Your Construction Site

If you manage a construction site, then you have had to deal with erosion control. In order to do the work, the vegetation has all be stripped down so that the soil is left bare, and there are piles of dirt left where excavations have been dug up. The area you are working in may have rules and regulations on erosion control, but even if there aren't, it's best practices to try to handle erosion and keep the soil where it is. There are several ways that you can handle it. 

Plant Ground Cover

One thing that you can do, especially on piles of excavated dirt, is to plant a ground cover. Most ground cover grows pretty quickly, and you can plant multiple plants all over the soil and they should meld together relatively quickly. Most of the common ground cover plants are low growing, so they shouldn't obscure any lines of sight and shouldn't need a lot of maintenance. When it's time to put the soil back in the finished construction site, you can just turn the soil over the ground cover and refill holes. Some plants you may want to consider are golden creeping Jenny, creeping phlox, and red creeping thyme. 

Use Mesh Fencing

Another option is to use mesh fencing to control erosion. You put the mesh fencing around the piles of dirt to break the wind. The fence can also help to divert water that runs along or through your pile. You can use a series of fences on and around the dirt pile to try and control where the dirt pile gets laid down and how the wind and water affect it. 

Use Mesh Netting

Another option you can use is mesh netting. You can use this netting like a ground cloth. Lay it down over your dirt piles. It will keep the wind from blowing the dirt away, but it may not block any seeds that may blow onto the pile or that were already in the soil from growing. That means you can grow ground cover along with covering the piles with netting, which may work better than either tactic alone. 

Making sure that you can control erosion in your construction site will make your job easier when it comes to filling up your excavations and being done with the job. For information about ground cover and ways to prevent soil erosion, check out

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An Introduction to Home Roofing

It is important to keep a roof over the head's of your family members. If your roof leaks though, then your family isn't very well protected. In fact, a simple leak can be incredibly dangerous. Electrical issues, hazardous mold, and rotten roof beams can all be caused by a leak. If you leave the leak for too long, then snow and ice can even cause your roof to collapse. A roof in a state of disrepair won't protect you very well from falling tree limbs either. As the son of a roofer, I have heard many stories about roof damage. Surprisingly, most homeowners had no idea there was a problem. Learn what you can now from my blogs about potential roofing concerns and when you should invest in an inspection. I have provided you with information that even outlines the benefits of different roofing materials, if you want a change.