Edmonton Erosion and Sediment Control

As Albertans, we are no strangers to the power of the elements. Strong winds, water and wildlife are all factors that can influence soil erosion in addition to construction. At MIDA Contracting, we specialize in addressing these challenges head-on, providing comprehensive solutions to safeguard against soil erosion and sediment runoff in Edmonton. Erosion control focuses on the source of soil erosion, while sediment control deals with the control and overall sediment retention.

At MIDA Contracting, we partner with developers and general contractors to make their erosion and sediment control plans a reality. Following Alberta’s erosion and sediment control guidelines, we work to install ESC products in addition to covering all ESC maintenance, repairs, and weekly monitoring reports. Our certified Erosion and Sediment Control Inspectors on our team help direct our process to ensure all materials are installed correctly and up to code.

What are the benefits of erosion and sediment control?

Soil disturbances can occur at any point from natural weather patterns or road construction, and it is our responsibility to do our part and plan ahead. Left unchecked, soil erosion can decrease soil fertility, ultimately harming crop yields in the surrounding area. Some of the benefits of erosion and sediment control services include:

Maintaining soil integrity:

Heavy rainfall and shifting landscapes can result in a loss of nutrients due to runoff. Ensuring we use ECS materials allows us to care for the soil and keep the landscape structure.

Protecting habitats and biodiversity:

We want to be good stewards in the communities we work in, and taking extra precautions to protect the waterways and green areas around the site is one way we can ensure their protection.

Protecting water bodies:

After instances of erosion, sediment that has settled in the area can prevent the free flow of water in streams and rivers. Erosion and sediment control help to control pollutants in an area and maintain aquatic ecosystems.

Safeguarding against the elements:

Fallen trees from root movements can result in erosion, but planning ahead to protect the landscape can help us better protect against strong winds and heavy rainfall.

Our qualified team is here to help as you plan and execute your erosion and sediment control. Contact us today to request a service quote and learn more about our services..

Creating an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan (ESCP)

At MIDA Contracting, we recognize that effective erosion and sediment control contribute not only to the longevity of construction projects but also to the preservation of Edmonton’s natural landscape. When you partner with us to create your erosion and sediment control plan in the Edmonton area, you can expect:

  • Phased construction plans for limited soil exposure
  • Erosion protection measures for slope stabilization
  • Perimeter control installations
  • Expertise in ECS planning, implementation, inspections, and maintenance
  • Post-storm assessments

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Frequently Asked Questions

When selecting vegetation for erosion and sediment control plans, opting for native plants or grasses is recommended. The deep and widespread root systems of grasses allow them to hold soil in place on steeper inclines. Native plants and grasses for erosion control in the Edmonton region may include Creeping Juniper, Canada Anemone, Canada Wildrye, and Slender Wheat Grass.

An Erosion Control Blanket (ECB) is commonly used on short, steep slopes where vegetation grows slowly due to a higher erosion risk. Made out of mulch, wood fibre, coconut fibre, or degradable straw, an ECB helps to protect bare soil from heavy rainfall. One of the defining traits of an erosion control blanket is its open weave, which allows for breathing room for plants, and its ability to conserve soil moisture.

As a requirement for all erosion and sedimentation control projects, this plan acts as a strategy for specific sites to identify any erosion risks and determine and outline the control measures needed, the project scope, and the reporting metrics. Each Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan (ESCP) must be created and executed by a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) or the contractor for the project.

Erosion and sediment control measures can include incorporating mulch, erosion control blankets, silt fences, and native plants and grasses to prevent soil erosion. A geotextile or synthetic material can be used to protect the soil and support nutrient absorption due to its biodegradable nature. An erosion and sediment control expert will consider the unique location of your site to determine what native plants, grasses, and materials will be needed before executing your erosion control plan.

  • Vegetative Plant Cover
  • Slope Drains
  • Erosion Control Blankets
  • Silt fencing
  • Mulching

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