View Full Version : Help: What should I do?

Dig-it Landscaping
03-21-2005, 10:13 PM
I have a client that has an erosion problem. His back yard is the peak of a very tall hill and the right side of his yard is getting very eroded. When i first saw the job i thought a set of retaining walls terracing it down would slow down the water enough to control the water. then once i got the transit out and started measuring the elevations i found out that it would be nearly impossible and definitely not practical to terrace it down. after i told him this and that what he was looking for was beyond my ability he told me that 2 other contractors had been out and done the same thing as me. So i thought i would take a more simplified approach to it by possibly putting rip rap down the side of the hill to slow the water down. This also caused a few problems because I have never used riprap before and i am not 100% sure that it would work, or if there is a way to make riprap look better. Any suggestions or rules when using riprap would be greatly appreciated. If it is necessary i can get pictures of the job site. Thanks for any help.

03-21-2005, 11:03 PM
get someone who has done it before.

03-22-2005, 07:30 AM
Look for a drainage specialist to sub it to.

This is not a job for someone not experienced .


03-22-2005, 11:09 AM
I agree this job could cause you a liability lawsuit if not done correctly.You could be held responsible if he looses the hill and his house and yard with it.
I am still amazed by these people who build on
areas like this and then go "OH wow what do I do !"Oh geeze look it the hill is erroding,wow!"I guess some really don't know that when alot of water hits exposed earth it errodes and washes down.You would think it's a basic simple principle but some don't realize what errosion can do tell they see it and it's too late.