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erosion control

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by wncjzpa, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. wncjzpa

    wncjzpa LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    On the edge of my property there is a steep bank that eventually leads to a stream. My neighbors rainwater runoff from his land runs down a hill and then to a "drainage ditch" seperating our lands and over the bank. The area where the water runs off the bank is eroding and with recent heavy rains has deterioated the area around the edge of the bank. How can I re-dispurse the the runoff to avoid losing so much soil? Any suggestions or experience would be appreciated.
  2. wncjzpa

    wncjzpa LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Seems like there is no real "professional" answer to this question.
  3. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    you will have to use some kind of rocks etc. they will have to be big enough so the water doesn't wash them away. i've seen where people lay out bags of sackrete and let them harden. creading a waterfall type device.
  4. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    Either that, or plant some very water-hardy plants and grasses on the bank.

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