Soil Stabilization Northern Virginia
The paving stones come in a multitude of colors, sizes and finishes and can be used for various applications from pathways, tree root protection, driveways and sidewalks, just to name a few.
There is an underlying, no pun intended, problem with unit pavers that is more common in cold weather areas. There is an inherent risk of shifting, lifting and heaving of the stones due to fluctuations in temperature and resulting frost heave. There are many municipalities that have forbidden the use of unit paving stones due to potential tripping hazards.
Streambank and Shoreline Stabilization
Stream bank and shoreline stabilization is the process of protecting a stream or other body of water by re-shaping and stabilizing the bank. Where stream banks are eroded, they are re-shaped and protected with rock or vegetation.
Stabilizing the stream bank or shoreline protects water quality, improves fish habitat, and the vegetation provides habitat for birds and small animals. If animals are a problem, fencing restricts access to the bank or shore and, therefore, prevents soil from eroding.An SR&Rdesigner can analyze your stream and design a solution for restoration and continued stabilization.
Soil Erosion is the loss of soil from the ground surface. It is a process that is always occurring but it can happen faster if we misuse the land or if the ground surface is not adequately protected with vegetation and drainage swales. The rate of erosion can be increased by removing or limiting plant cover, poor grading plans, wind, frost and rain, and water runoff. Two of the most common types of soil erosion are water and wind erosion.
An SR&R designer can create a solution to stabilize the ground surface and prevent further surface erosion. Most often, this includes stabilizing the ground surface with vegetation and controlling surface water drainage with proper grading.