Drainage & Erosion Control Systems
Managing water runoff is always a critical component of any property. The question is what is the (BMP) best management practice to employ. Each site is diverse and requires a clear understanding of how runoff impacts the site and how the site impacts it. Once these questions are answered, a strategy can be developed to minimize the effects of the runoff to the site and its surroundings.
With each situation, a site review is critical. Drainage systems usually start from the top and work their way down. Sometimes the simple solution can solve the most problematic site. The source or sources of water maybe more complex and require an all inclusive system of down spout management, channel drains, swales, and drain field and rain gardens.
When considering an erosion control solution always review the entire site. Review the structure and how the rainfall is managed. Review the existing grade and soil types. These will offer valuable information in developing the appropriate solution. Exposed soil will require different BMP’s than a site with an existing vegetation.