The hills of northern California have undergone an extensive renovation project – but by Mother Nature. The amount of heavy precipitation has increased since the 70’s and reaching record breaking levels of more than double the amount of rainfall in 1995. Recently, the amount of rain in the northern California area has decreased substantially; however, due to this rainfall, the soil of certain areas in northern California have eroded and washed away. This erosion has created a weakened substructure of land mass that makes it difficult to build and even live on. In fact, many property owners were forced to evacuate due to these mud slides. Environmental consulting firms like Soil Tech have made land reclamation their mission.
Companies like Soil Tech specialize in the methods of native seeding, soil stabilization and soil color mitigation. Native seeding is important because proper rejuvenation of the land will involve focusing on not disrupting the natural environment. This involves growing plants that are native in the region. Growing plants is also important in land reclamation because it is the roots of plants that help to hold the soil together. Even the clear cutting of wilderness in the northern California area has destroyed trees and wildlife creating dead roots that are too weak to keep the soil and minerals of the earth together. Soil stabilization requires the chemical or physical altering of soil to create stronger or more stable land mass. This process also includes rapid native seeding or the temporary seeding of a land mass in order to stabilize its rigidity. This is called rapid seeding because the main purpose is to not create a beautiful landscape but instead to increase the strength of the soil. An environmental reclamation company often times has soil color mitigation capabilities that help to create the look of a natural landscape. Companies like Soil Tech use certain methods to naturally restore the color of the environment using A.C.T or advanced coloring technology that is actually a natural color application that not only adds color to the soil, but it also helps to prevent erosion of the soil from natural elements as well as help to germinate the native seeds.
Northern California has one of the highest amounts of annual precipitation in the entire state – almost three times the amount compared to central California and about eight times the amount of rain when compared to Southern California. So, if you own commercial or residential property in Northern California, look into the methods on how to protect your investment as well as the earth beneath it. The more you understand regarding the land reclamation and restoration process, the more prepared you will be when it comes to restoring the natural environment as well as protecting your investment. So, if you are interested in learning more about the techniques of soil erosion prevention and soil restoration, contact the Soil Tech Environmental Reclamation Company and they will be happy to share with you the knowledge.