Culvert Socks


Why Use Culvert Socks For Erosion Control?


A culvert sock will allow for fast, low-cost erosion control solution in many situations where water is being released by a drain/culvert system. It will ensure you abate the erosion continuation and provide soil stabilization while a longer-term solution can be designed and implemented. It also allows the homeowner/landowner a cost-effective answer they can employ by themselves to ensure runoff is controlled while hillsides, steep slopes and waterways are protected.


Steep slopes and embankments that have no vegetation or cover are especially vulnerable to soil erosion issues. Erosion can cause damage to not only the landscape but any infrastructure surrounding a residence or project. It is important to protect the hillside from erosion during and after a project is complete or natural weather event has subsided.



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Culvert Socks

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What are some of the causes of Soil Erosion?


  • The most immediate after-effect of fire is the potential for soil erosion.
  • Intense heat from fire can make the soil repel water, a condition called hydrophobicity.
  • Rainfall and runoff during high-intensity storms.
  • Physical characteristics, such as clay soils or over compacted soil.
  • Landowners should take quick action to minimize erosion once it’s safe to return to the property.
  • Slope steepness—the speed of runoff increases on steep slopes, which increases the power of water to break off and carry soil particles.

  • Consequences of not planning for Soil Erosion?

    The consequences of not taking pro-active defensive measures could result in increased costs for residents and increased costs for taxpayers. The outlays that local governments may incur as a result of steep slope development include:


  • Need for additional emergency vehicles capable to climbing steep slopes.
  • Road repair costs when runoff issues cause roads to wash out.
  • Additional maintenance of roadside culverts and ditches due to runoff issues.
  • Increased stream maintenance costs.
  • High costs for extending infrastructure. Sewer and water systems are especially difficult and expensive to engineer on steep slopes.

  • Deploying Culvert Socks is a quick and safe means to control soil erosion. The socks attach securely and can be left in place indefinitely. The industrial strength material used to manufacture the erosion control mechanism is heavy duty and UV resistant. Securing the sock to a culvert pipe is simple and fast. The device is clamped on to the pipe and stays in place during the heaviest of rain and runoff events. The Culvert Sock comes in standard lengths and pipe widths, but it can be customized to your sites needs.


    To learn move about the Culvert Sock and what it can do for you, please contact our industrial product consultants at 1-800-247-3846 or email at [email protected]