Erosion is one of nature’s most frustrating byproducts.

It can harm the integrity of our buildings, structures, and products while also creating a mess and loads of headaches.

That’s why erosion control is so important.

There are several different methods which have tried to mitigate this problem, each with its own varying degrees of success and failure. When it comes to environmentally friendly erosion control, solutions can sometimes seem hard to come by.

That’s what we’re here for. At B8 Ventures, we are Canada’s premier distribution partner for the world-class Ecoraster erosion control products.

From landscaping to oil and gas sectors to municipality and construction sites, there is no shortage of industrial uses for these erosion control mats.

In this blog, we’re going to be taking a look at a few of the ways in which you can get help with erosion control — whether it’s on your farmland, in your residential neighborhood, or at your place of business. Erosion control is often a matter of safety, which is why it’s important to implement these tactics sooner, rather than later.

Contact B8 Ventures for more info on the Ecoraster erosion control products and place an order today.

Take Cover

When possible, having some sort of “cover” over your land’s soil can be a sure way to prevent, or at least mitigate, erosion.

In some cases, this isn’t always possible — such as on hillsides, construction sites, and even some agriculture spaces — but whenever it is possible, consider growing some sort of surface cover to reduce the impact of rain, runoff, and the removal of soil particles.

One easy example of surface cover is grass or another type of vegetation, which can also establish root systems to lock the soil in place.

Retaining Walls

In other cases, such as residential yards and spaces which are on a hill or a slope, you might want to consider building a retaining wall.

Of course, this solution is not applicable to every situation, so it’s best to explore for yourself whether or not your project would be best suited by a retaining wall.

But generally speaking, a retaining wall can be built around an area which appears ripe for erosion and instead prevent water runoff from carrying those soil particles away.

Construction Site Optimization

In other cases, erosion control may not always be so cut-and-dry.

You may have land which needs excavating, different access points with exposed dirt and soil, and water runoff which seems to create a problem on a regular basis.

In these instances, it’s important to take into consideration the following:

  • Excavation: When digging or excavating, be sure that you aren’t disturbing more of the ground than absolutely necessary. This helps with soil stability.
  • Storms and Runoff: In some areas, it may be possible (and necessary) to divert upslope stormwater and runoff water around the worksite.
  • Landscaping: After work is completed, it’s important to provide some of that surface cover we touched upon earlier as soon as possible.

Eco-Friendly Erosion Control

There are many other man-made solutions which can aid with erosion control, such as geotextiles.

However, when searching for eco-friendly erosion control solutions, your best course of action is to implement Ecoraster products into your worksite.

Ecoraster erosion control matting can be implemented into your worksite with minimal effort, while still providing permeable, sustainable ground stabilization.

At B8 Ventures, we carry and distribute a number of Ecoraster erosion control products for your convenience.

Made from 100 percent recyclable materials and built to withstand the elements, heavy loads, and even harsh chemicals, erosion control matting from Ecoraster allows you to manage your projects with ease.

Start building a better future today and contact B8 Ventures to get setup with your erosion control solutions.