28 May Tired of Mudslides? Here’s How to Fix It
If you live in an area that is brown but gets a lot of seasonal rain, you’re no stranger to mudslides. Whether the area has just had a fire and is prone to flooding or simply receives a lot of rain, the worry of a slide is real. Luckily, the answer is simple. Just a bit of civil construction.
Is Civil Construction Really Necessary?
Construction can sound intimidating, not to mention expensive. Before we jump to any conclusions, let’s break it down for a minute. Mudslides are not only scary, but they can also be incredibly damaging. Even if it’s not enough mud to completely destroy things, there’s no telling what kind of lasting damage they can still cause, and that adds up. Methods of earth retention have helped alleviate some of the $750 million spent every year to repair the damage done by shallow landslides. Think about that for a bit. Landslides can be seasonal, meaning you may have to deal with their occurrence and damage every year. The construction of a retaining wall is a one-time payment that can save you hundreds every year.
Why Go with a Civil Construction Company
If you’ve done any type of construction in the past, or are simply prone to wanting to do things yourself, you may think building a wall is something you can do yourself. After all, how hard could it be? This, however, isn’t always the case. By law, retaining walls that are over four feet require engineering and an understanding of local building codes. In these cases, if not all cases, it’s best to turn to the pros. Using a civil construction company for the building of concrete structures will ensure that your property is not only well-built, but that it is also up to code and perfectly legal.
Landslide season can be a hassle. You never can really know what kind of damage will be done to your property. Luckily, retaining walls are a perfect way to use a one-time payment to protect yourself from years of the never-ending cycle of damage and repair. Turning to the pros will give you the most for your money and provide you will safety that is lasting and legal.