Slope properly stabilized with mulch to prevent erosion.
Construction practices can be divided into erosion prevention and sediment control practices. This page (Category) contains links to tables containing information on erosion prevention. For other information on erosion prevention, check out the category on erosion protection practices.
- Erosion prevention practices are designed to prevent or minimize erosion. Typical erosion prevention practices involve one or more of the following.
- Planning approaches that minimize the size of the bare soil area and the length of time disturbed areas are exposed to the elements – especially for long, steep slopes and easily erodible soils
- Diverting or otherwise controlling the location and volume of run-on flows to the site from adjacent areas
- Keeping concentrated flows in ditches stabilized with vegetation, rock, or other material
- Covering bare soil with vegetation, mulch, erosion control blankets, turf reinforcement mats, gravel, rock, plastic sheeting, soil binder chemicals, etc.
This page (Category) contains links to photos related to erosion prevention.