During any construction project, large or small, planning for potential construction erosion is essential. Failing to take into consideration the possibility of erosion when planning a construction site will not only reduce the quality of the soil at the site, but it may also damage surrounding properties, harm the local environment and result in hefty fines and liability costs.
To avoid the risks of temporary construction erosion, it’s important to make sediment control devices part of your construction site planning. However, not all sediment control solutions are the same. Articulated concrete block is the only form of erosion control that combines sustainability, durability, cost effectiveness and safety. If you haven’t been making articulated concrete block a part of your construction site planning, now is the time to start, and here’s why.
Unlike other erosion solutions such as gravel, fiber rolls or mulching, articulated concrete blocks are durable and can withstand changes in weather and temperature. They can also stand up to different forms of erosion, from strong winds to flooding waters. Once articulated concrete blocks have been worked into your construction site, you are protected from all forms of erosion and even the most severe outdoor conditions.
Articulated concrete block mats, unlike other forms of erosion control, can be removed and reused. Whether from one area of your project to another or from a completed project to a new one, articulated concrete blocks can go where you need them. Again, due to their durability, even if you don’t move them, you know that you won’t have to replace them either.
Articulated concrete blocks are a cost-effective way to prevent erosion for multiple reasons. First, the materials used to make them are low-cost items, mainly concrete and cables. Articulated concrete blocks are also inexpensive to manufacture and easy to install, which saves on labor costs on both ends of the process from creation to implementation.
Other forms of sediment control such as gravel, fiber rolls, or loose rock or sand are safety hazards on the work site. Most erosion solutions do not provide a stable surface for people and vehicles to pass over. In particular, gravel, rock and sand can give way under certain weather conditions or under the weight of a heavy vehicle. Articulated concrete blocks create a solid, stable surface for the passage of vehicles and workers.
Preventing erosion ensures the quality of the soil on site as well as the protection of the vegetation and other aspects of the surrounding environment. But using articulated concrete blocks for erosion control is good for the environment in other ways as well. Because of the spacing between the concrete blocks, vegetation can still grow from underneath the mats.
Preventing erosion during any construction project is essential to the safety of your employees, clients and the environment, and the best way to prevent erosion is through the use of articulated concrete blocks. To make your custom order, give the team at International Erosion Control Systems a call today!