With winter winding down and severe weather season gearing up, the time is critical to protect property and land.
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) March 06, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water and flood damage repair and restoration services in the United States, is offering tips to homeowners on how to prevent erosion from snowmelt or severe thunderstorms. With winter winding down and severe weather season gearing up, the time is critical to protect property and land.
Water is the normal cause of erosion, and not just rain. Snow and ice can also be a factor, with ice being particularly nefarious due to its ability to crack rocks and soil as it expands and contracts. Erosion is also commonly seen along beach fronts, where rocks are clearly visible that have been slowly worn down over thousands of years by the waves.
Wind is another cause of erosion, as well as tectonic activity, both of which have the power to displace a great deal of land.
Human activity also causes erosion, either through overfarming or overgrazing, both of which kill off the plants and root systems, leaving the soil wide open to be washed away by the first major severe weather event.
Homeowners can prevent erosion on a local level simply through proper landscaping techniques, channeling any and all excess water away from the property and preventing localized flooding. By not allowing the water to become saturated, runoff and subsequent erosion problems are effectively curtailed.
For homes and businesses, landscaping should slope away from the structure for a distance of no less than ten feet (but ideally more). This allows excess water to drain away from the structure without accumulating and eventually taking large portions of the surrounding land with it.
Pipes, drains, and sump pits may also be brought to bear when it comes to preventing the accumulation of excess water. A professional water restoration technician is an ideal source for advisement and implementation of these activities.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of flooding and water damage repair and restoration in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.