Sheetflow Erosion & Sediment Control Heavy Civil Construction

July 7, 2016

Water Runs Over Slope and Causes Erosion

Inspecting a project during a rainstorm is sometimes the best way to determine how storm water will flow around the site. It was clear, during this inspection, that the flat area above the slope was graded toward the slope face , which allowed water to flow over and down the slope, causing it to erode. If it was not possible to grade the area above away from the slope, a sand bag berm and a pipe slope drain could have been used to collect the water and convey it to the base of the slope.

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