Erosion control is the process of controlling or avoiding water or wind erosion in land development, agricultural areas and coastal regions. Now the question – what is erosion? Erosion is the technique by which rocks and soils are removed from earth surface by water flow or wind.  To some extent, erosion is necessary; however, excessive erosion can cause severe problems both on and off site. An on-site problem is the damage of agricultural sites, and the off-site problem includes sedimentation of water level.

Erosion control is commonly used in natural areas and agricultural sites, or in urban development. In metropolitan areas, it is often a part of a storm-water runoff management program. Erosion control is also very important when closing landfills and other land reclamation projects, to protect the site and the surrounding environments. Landfill erosion control is crucial to keeping the safety of the nearby community.

What is the best method for erosion control on landfills?

When considering erosion control around landfills and other land reclamation projects, LiteEarth is an ideal solution. LiteEarth’s no sand infill design prevents erosion and other issues associated with traditional closures. There is no sand or dirt to wash down the hill and pollute surrounding areas, or contribute to design failures. LiteEarth is low cost, easy to install, requires less resources and is a proven and tested safe solution. The artificial capping system offers air space advantages at full elevation and side slope, since this composite system eliminates the need for a heavy soil layer. There is very little maintenance, as fake grass requires no irrigation or trimming. And lastly, it enhances the beauty of the land.