Erosion Control for Home Builders


Author(s) Carolyn Johnson.

From every acre of a construction site in Wisconsin, about one and a half dump trucks of soil will wash into a nearby lake or stream unless the builder takes steps to control erosion. The lost soil encourages weed growth and algae in lakes, causes communities to spend money on dredging, creates poor fishing conditions, and generally degrades the environment. This publication offers strategies that homebuilders can employ to prevent erosion while they are at work on a building site (4 pages; 1999; Revised in 2000).