After a successful land clearing, a completely flat ground surface will remain, and in order to perform on the pipelines, workers first must form slopes so that water distribution is fluid. It is vital that land grading play a key role in the land restoration process. If the land has not been correctly graded, the foundation for the water channel will affect the direction of the flow of water, causing it to flow toward the foundation of the property instead of away from it.
To create the slopes, contractors will utilize heavy machinery to create a proper grade. Land grading is a step in the land restoration process during which we restore a site to become a natural habitat that is safe for humans, plant life and wildlife. Earthmoving equipment, such as: bulldozers, tractors, and skid steer loaders are utilized by the workers in order to grade the land. The next step is soil leveling, which involves the use of erosion control techniques such as hydroseeding, drill seeding and mulching.
Hydroseeding is a planting process often used on construction sites as a slurry of seed and mulch. The slurry is contained in the tank of a truck and applicated by pressurized spraying of the mixture over the graded land. This method allows for positive results in seed-to-soil contact and germination. If wanting to complete a land leveling task in an adequate amount of time, hydroseeding can be the most effective. Another method to soil leveling is drill seeding. This method is efficient for seeding a land that has great number of acres in areas where the slopes aren’t too steep. The drill seeding method is also successful in offering seed-to-soil contact and can be precise in packing the soil over the seed enough to where germination rates are increased.