Erosion Solutions

Creek Restoration

Drainage Team executes best-practice creek restoration techniques that are innovative, support a healthy creek / river ecosystem and wherever possible we work with natural processes. The majority of our creek restoration projects include establishing new vegetation on the banksides along with the necessary aftercare to ensure plant success.

Pond Edge Stabilization

Shorelines of stormwater ponds are prone to erosion due to the many forces that work to undermine the stability of the banks and edges. Subtlest is the most significant erosional force at the shoreline which is caused by the ongoing water ripples that loosen saturated soils and constantly pulls soil particles apart directly below the water surface.

Stormwater ponds are even more susceptible to this due to the rising and lowering of water levels that occur through each rain event. The repeated rise and fall of water levels create currents that actually pull soil away from the banks. In addition to these naturally occurring erosion impacts, storm sewer discharge pipes, swale discharge, and downspout pipes that drain to the pond can also have a major impact on erosion and can cause deep gullies and holes in the ponds banks.

Drainage Team has the solutions to stabilize and restore your pond shorelines, contact us today for an erosion consultation.

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are very common, especially in metropolitan areas where usable land is at a premium. When choosing a retaining wall contractor for your erosion / land stabilization project, you want to make sure you’re hiring the contractor that can do the project 100% correctly. This includes following manufacturer installation guidelines, local building codes, minimizing site disturbance and disruption, and installing proper drainage to prevent hydrostatic pressure buildup. We build retaining walls where stormwater needs to be considered and professionally piped away ensuring the integrity of the wall, contact us today.

Slope Erosion Repair

Slope erosion repair is a common need here in the midwest. Water runoff is the main cause of these issues, but other contributing factors such as lack of compaction, decaying tree roots, underground water sources, etc. also play a part in many erosion locations.

Drainage Team can solve your slope erosion issue with long term solutions. Contact us today for an erosion consultation.

Rip Rap Installation

Rip Rap is an effective solution for lining the contours of a streambank, stormwater basin, or any area where there’s heavy water flow running through an area where erosion control is desired. Rip Rap is a cost-effective solution, relatively easy to add to when necessary, has a natural appearance, does not harm the environment, and works well in combination with soil bioengineering slope techniques.

The key to a successful Rip Rap project is preparation of the area where you’re installing the rock. Whether it’s swale creation, compacting the area first, prepping the streambank, installing the proper underlayment, etc. Make sure your contractor has all these boxes checked before your Rip Rap installation begins.

Drainage Team installs Rip Rap rock on Drainage and Erosion Control on a regular basis. Contact us today for a consultation

Construction Site BMP’s

On construction sites or land disturbance sites, soil is extremely vulnerable to erosion and movement by both wind and water.  Eroded soil endangers local water resources by affecting water quality and causing the siltation of aquatic habitat for fish and other species.  Eroded soil also necessitates the maintenance of sewers and ditches and the eventual dredging of nearby lakes. Drainage Team can handle your Sites Sediment & Erosion Control, send us your plans today for a proposal, or set up an on-site consultation.

Our Process & Best Practices

Company Structure & Management

We have systems in place to manage our relationship with you from your first contact with us all the way through post-project review. We have designated erosion project consultants, production managers, quality control measures, designated drainage crews and specialized equipment to complete any sized erosion project.

Vendor Relationships

Our company maintains vendor relationships like we do with our ongoing clients. This ensures our company and our clients the best, up-to-date materials, installation technologies & techniques, pricing, and timeliness of project material sourcing.

On-Site Erosion Consultation

The first step in getting your project completed by us is to meet on-site at your property to discuss your erosion issues and your goals in solving them. Next, one of our erosion project consultants creates a comprehensive written project proposal & plan to solve them once and for all. We can create a drawing, but there are engineering fees associated with these types of plans.

Erosion Project Scheduling

Once your erosion project is accepted, it goes into our production department and placed on our workflow schedule. Depending on the time of year, your erosion project will be scheduled between 2 weeks – 16 weeks out from the day we received your accepted Project Order Form.

Our Erosion Crews

Once we have come up with a erosion plan and agreement, our crew arrives to implement the solution we proposed. Our crews are equipped with tools similar to a utility company. We execute the erosion project as proposed.

Precision Installation

Our crews have all of the necessary tools and equipment to ensure your erosion project is a success. We shoot the grade with transits during the installation and all trenches are compacted with heavy duty, specialized compaction equipment… so there’s no settling once we’re finished with your project.

Professional Erosion Control Techniques, Maximized

When installing our erosion projects, we implement the absolute best techniques to maximize water flow efficiency, minimize future erosion, and have the best aesthetics within every project we install.

Our Specialization = Your Benefit

Some Of Our Specialized Equipment

Our crews are equipped with the right sized equipment for any sized project. From small erosion projects in a residential lawn to dredging a pond, we have the right equipment for the project.


Minimizing Disturbance Is Our Primary Focus

While planning and mobilizing at the start of your project, our crews first priority is minimizing disturbance through our access points on your property. We use heavy duty plywood and trackmats to ensure the least amount of disturbance during your erosion project.


Mechanical Compaction To Prevent Settling

When we leave your project, there’s no settling. We use mechanical compaction equipment to ensure that wherever our erosion solutions are installed, the trenches and excavation areas are backfilled and compacted to maximum compaction. Our compaction equipment is similar to what you see on a utility company crew.


Site Restoration. Your Property Looks Beautiful Again… Within Days.

When our crews finalize your erosion project, we restore your site to perfect condition. We install high quality select grass seed, straw roll / erosion netting, we can hydroseed or install freshly cut sod from our local sod farm partners.


Your Budget. Our Erosion Solutions.

Over the past 20+ years of performing professional erosion control projects, we have analyzed pricing data to generate this general budget outline. This should help you determine the budget size you may need for your project. (All estimated dollar amounts are presented in $1,000.00’s. K = $1,000.00 USD) We cannot give you an exact estimate until we meet you for a consultation.

Creek Restoration$8K – $25K$8K – $50K+
Pond Edge Stabilization$5K – $15K+$7K – $50K+
Retaining Walls$5K – $25K+$5K – $200K+
Slope Erosion Repair$5K – $40K$10K – $100K+
Rip Rap Installation$5K – $15K$8K – $50K+
Site Erosion & Sediment Control | BMP’sN/A$3K – $50K+