What is Erosion control logs?
Definition of Erosion control logs in Construction
Round tubes of varying lengths, used to control the surface runoff on slopes and grades. The use of erosion control logs are intended to break up the lateral flow of water down hillsides and gradients to reduce the consistent channeling of water and the creation of ruts and channels in the slope. In many cases, the erosion control logs are staggered along the hillside, as well as laterally up the slopes to try and create a staggering obstacle for the flowing water. The erosion control logs are normally installed with stakes driven through them into the slope below. Erosion control logs must be maintained due to their ability to collect significant dirt and debris on the upper side of the log. The logs can be cleaned of the accumulated debris and reinstalled to provide a well maintained erosion control condition.