The vegetation of a given area provides many benefits, especially the plant species that are native to the area. The right plant species can go a long way in helping maintain the balance of the ecosystem in the area, which is why it is so important to restore the vegetation after a pipeline installation project. Here are some of the key ways that the regrowth of native plant species with open cell cable concrete mats can be beneficial for the future of your pipeline.
Creating balance for a location’s natural environment
If you are looking to restore vegetation, it is a good idea to use plant species that are native to that particular location. Because of their familiarity with the conditions of the area, they have a better chance of survival, and they will generally require less maintenance, as species native to particular area will largely be able to sustain themselves.
Planting the same species that existed before the pipeline installation will also help to restore the natural ecosystem in the area, as their growth means that the other wildlife that rely on them as a primary food source will also be able to remain in the area. Certain species not only serve as a natural resource for other living organisms, but could also deter the growth of other more invasive plants that could potentially be detrimental to your pipeline due to their pollutants or potential for obstruction.
Plants provide protection for your pipeline
Allowing these natural processes to continue after your pipeline has been installed can also play a critical role in its protection. If the land in the area remains fruitful, these native plants can also have positive effects on the quality of the soil that your pipeline is located in, which could help minimize erosion issues in the future. Native plants have the ability to hinder soil erosion by improving the water quality with their natural filtration, and this same filtration promotes soil that is healthy enough overall to house a pipeline system. These plants can even serve as protection for your pipeline during adverse weather conditions. Because they are used to growing in your particular climate, they will have a better chance of withstanding excessively cold temperatures, and could even help slow down the formation of frost underground.
In order to achieve this re-vegetation after your pipeline installation, you will need some type of structure that will allow this process to take place around your pipeline. Open cell cable concrete mats not only allow room for the embedding of plant species within the open cells, but they are also built to protect against the erosion that can be detrimental to your pipeline.
To learn more about open cell cable concrete designs and how to implement them in your project, contact the professionals at International Erosion Control Systems Inc. Our cable concrete system will give your pipeline much needed erosion control, while allowing you to maintain your vegetation and restoration efforts to keep the wildlife of the area balanced and beautiful. Give us a call right away to learn more!