Erosion around houses

Amber Anderson

You are asked to look at erosion happening at two different houses:

House one:

This house was built approximately 10-12 years ago, is on a slight slope. Over time, this has developed:


House two:

This front yard has about 1-2″ of sediments over the previously established garden edge, along with a gully forming off the back downspouts off a of a C to D slope into a wooded area.


  1. What soils factors may be contributing to these two scenarios?


  1. The homeowner asks you what to do about each of these, what do you recommend/why?


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