In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on erosion within stormwater systems, plus why it's a risk in these settings. Erosion can be a major damage risk on many construction or other job sites, and preventing it will help keep things both safe and healthy.
At Silver Leaf SWPPP, we're proud to provide a variety of stormwater pollution prevention services throughout Utah, from SWPPP inspections to services like erosion control and many others. In today's part two of our series, we'll go over a few more important points on erosion within stormwater systems, including how to spot the main signs of erosion and how our team will help prevent these concerns from taking place on any site.
One additional risk of stormwater erosion to be aware of: The possible forming of sinkholes, which takes place under the ground's surface when water flows underground, creating cavities in the soil. As the soil washes away, these cavities can become larger and larger, until eventually the surface collapses, creating a sinkhole.
This is another important reason why preventing erosion is so crucial: Not only can it lead to damage on site, but it can also create serious safety hazards for those living or working near potential sinkholes.
Here are some of the telltale signs that erosion is taking place within or around a stormwater system:
Here are some of the solutions we'll provide if you're dealing with erosion issues within your stormwater system:
For more on how to spot and control erosion issues within your stormwater system, or to learn about any of our erosion control or other SWPPP services in Utah, speak to the staff at Silver Leaf SWPPP today.