Erosion control is the use of natural vegetation and BioEngineering techniques to increase slope stability against shallow mass wasting to minimize the impact of sedimentation on the surrounding environment and habitat. Occasionally engineering structures are used in conjunction with natural materials to control sediment flow. Erosion can affect habitat (i.e. soil flow or rotational slumps), streambank erosion
Erosion control is about foreseeing potential erosion problems, such as soil flows or rotation slumps, and creating a plan to reduce the impact on the surrounding area. Terrasol provides you with erosion control planning that works as well as implementing proven erosion control services required to minimize the environmental impact of your site.
Who would benefit from Erosion Control services?
Wherever natural resources are being developed, there will be a need to take a look at the potential sediment erosion and its impact on the local environment. Land development jobsites such as construction or roadway installations are a primary consumer of our Erosion Control solutions. Other industries such as foresty, fisheries, oil, gas, and hydro-electric companies have all utilized us to implement their erosion control plans.
“Under the Forest Practices Code, rehabilitation plans are usually required before rehabilitation work is carried out.”
-BC Government Forest Service
The best practice is often to plan ahead when it comes to erosion control. However, companies have sometimes found themselves in unplanned or unforeseen erosion situations. We can liaison between regulatory agencies on your behalf to ensure your business keeps progressing. Trust us to provide you with the proper planning and experienced implementation of erosion services that will satisfy even the most stringent guidelines imposed.
What do we offer as Erosion Control solutions?
Erosion control systems, surface treatment options, and stream rehabilitation measures are very site specific. The choice or combination of techniques and products should be determined by experienced practitioners. With over 35 years of experience, Terrasol is well-prepared to evaluate a site and determine optimum rehabilitation methods.
BioTechnical Engineering Installations:
Slope Stabilization Techniques:
Terrasol applies these different techniques to create a BioTechnical stabilized slope. This established bio-engineered slope becomes an extensive, reinforcing root network, capable of supporting itself for years to come. This is due in large part to the use of deep rooting grasses and plants in stabilization projects that has been effectively used in BC for decades.
Solutions that last:
We have widely used our proven methods in fish habitat restoration, steep slope stabilization and landslide rehabilitation projects to naturally restore ground structure, alleviate sediment displacement, and control excess water. Terrasol assists the various resource development sectors in managing environmental impacts, enabling their projects to proceed in a timely manner. Successful erosion control projects depend on:
- proper design of the erosion control and planting systems
- selection and propagation of appropriate plant material
- implementing the correct, site-specific solutions
- employing trained professional and using suitable equipment
Our company offers over 35 years of expertise in erosion control; contact our professional team to recommend a specifically tailored solution for your site.
What’s Next? Terrasol’s approach to Resouce Management is a three step process: