Checking into your erosion and sediment control is very important for any business owner. Ever see those horror stories on the news about a flood and you see all those pictures of business completely destroyed? Sure, many of them suffer that fate because they’re unlucky enough to be located in a flood zone, but more than a few of them could have come out unscathed if they had bothered to check into their landscaping and their soil. It’s not enough to just build your business and not worry about run off and flooding. You have to prepare for it ahead of time.
We found a company to come in and do some measurements on the land because we’re planning on building a new structure there and we wanted to make sure it was as safe as possible because we’re going to be doing some research and development there that is quite costly and can’t afford to lose everything in a disaster like a flood or torrential rains. The insurance might cover some of it, but it won’t cover the lost hours on projects or the lost research information we’ve learned from our various projects.
They came in and put up all sorts of nifty devices, such as silt fences and filter socks on the ground. This will slow any potential flooding and keep the soil in place should such an event occur. It’s just extra protection against the elements. Word apparently got around about what we did because some of the local politicians and environmental groups reached out to us to see if they could showcase our property and have us go around to other businesses to show how important it is to take care of your land in this environmentally safe way. We didn’t do it for the attention, but hopefully others do the same.