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If you have a sloped yard that is prone to soil erosion and you've been looking for cool ways to recycle your old concrete driveway, you are in luck. There are a range of cool projects you can do with old concrete, and in particular, you can use recycled concrete to reduce soil erosion around your home.
Here are three ideas to inspire you:
1. Protect the ground around your foundation from erosion with recycled concrete.
If you don't have gutters, rainwater will just fall off your roof onto the ground below, and those sheets of water can bore their way into the soil and cause it to wash away. Over time, that erosion can reshape the land around your home and potentially allow water to get into your basement if your foundation is not completely waterproof.
To prevent this from happening, consider creating a perimeter of concrete blocks around your home. Essentially, you want the pieces of concrete located where the rain falls, and you can orient the pieces how you like. You can bury them so that their flat edges are flush with the ground, or you can allow different pieces to stick up in a fun jagged pattern. Either way, the water should hit the concrete and flow away from your house.
2. Line a walking path with recycled concrete.
Is there an area of your yard that people are always walking through and ruining the grass or wearing down the soil? If so, you can also use recycled concrete to prevent that bit of human-caused erosion.
Whether you want a path leading up to your front door, from the driveway to the backyard, across the corner of your lot or in any other position, you can make the path out of old concrete. For this project, you need to find pieces of concrete with flat edges. Then, you need to push them into the path so that the flat side is facing you. Finally, you can fill in the gaps with gravel, tiny pieces of recycled concrete or dirt.
3. Build a retaining wall out of recycled concrete.
If your yard is sloped, you have to contend with the effects of erosion on a constant basis. As water moves down the slopes in your yard, it makes them more severe, and as a result, the shape of your land is changing constantly. To slow down that process, a retaining wall can help.
To build a retaining wall out of recycled concrete, you are going to reshape your land so that there is no slope but rather a dirt wall at a 90-degree angle to the ground. Then, you need to wedge recycled concrete pieces in the dirt to create a wall. Use native soil to pack it all in, and eventually, plants will grow in the soil, and their roots will help to hold it all together.Share
31 May 2016