Multiple factors can cause erosion, and every situation calls for specific solutions based on the site and the severity of the problem. Controlling erosion is important not just for preserving the site and protecting the structures but also for minimizing the environmental impact that the project has on the surrounding area.
Major factors affecting soil erosion from precipitation events include soil characteristics, climate, rainfall intensity and duration, topography, vegetation and other surface cover.
Indications of erosion problems include:
Foundation walls that are buckled or bowed
Cracks in foundation walls
Cracks in exterior walls
Sunken or buckled interior concrete floors