Building A Berm: How Do I Make A Berm?
The following are some of the most common questions asked about building a berm. They include:
What type of material do I need to use?
Where do I get materials?
Can I make my own material or buy pre-made ones?
How long will it take me to complete this project?
How many feet wide and deep will my berm have to be?
How To Build A Berm: Materials & Cost (A Beginner’s Guide)
1. Material For Your Berm: You can use any kind of material that drains well.
However, if your berm needs to drain quickly then you should consider using concrete or asphaltic tiles instead of stone or clay bricks.
2. Size Of Your Berm: The size of your berm depends on the depth you want to achieve.
If you are planning to put a foot or two of water behind your berm, then you should go with a larger size than if you plan to create a shallow pond.
3. Number Of Feet Wide And Deep: The number of feet wide and deep determines how high up the slope your berm will be built at.
4. How Much Will This Project Cost: The cost of this project will depend on the materials that you use.
You can get an approximately accurate estimate of the cost by working out how many feet wide and deep you want your berm and then finding out the price per square foot of that material.
Picking The Right Landscaping Company
The following are some top tips for picking the right company to build your berm.
1. You should hire a company that has all the necessary equipment for the job.
2. You should choose a company that has experience in building berms.
3. You should choose a company that has insurance and is licensed to do the work you want done.
Preparing For A Construction Project
1. Materials: You will need to have all the materials you need before starting your project.
2. Equipment: You will need the right equipment for digging and carrying soil, placing rocks, and other materials.
3. Worker: You may need a few workers to help you on your project if it is large.
The Best Time To Build A Berm In Your Area
The best time to start your project will depend on the average temperatures in your area during that time of year.
1. Spring: This is usually the best time to start as the weather is warming up and there is a reduced chance of flooding due to melting snow.
2. Fall: The weather is getting colder and there is a reduced chance of flooding from heavy rain or snow melt.
Don’t Forget To Order Materials Before The Project Begins
You should always be sure to order materials before starting your project.
1. You should order these early to ensure that you get the materials you need in time.
2. You can save time by having the materials delivered straight to your job site.
How To Prepare For A Large Project (A Guide For Beginners)
1. You should test the ground to see if it will support the materials you want to use.
2. You should check with your local government to ensure that you are following all building codes and laws.
Sources & references used in this article:
Permanent berm device by DG Middleton – US Patent 5,820,297, 1998 – Google Patents
Absorbent berm device by PE Healy – US Patent 5,743,674, 1998 – Google Patents
Effects of building a sand barrier berm to mitigate the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Louisiana marshes by D Lavoie, JG Flocks, JL Kindinger, AH Sallenger… – 2010 – pubs.usgs.gov
Berm breakwaters in Iceland, practical experiences by S Sigurdarson, G Viggosson – Proc. International Conference on …, 1994 – researchgate.net
Optical recording medium and method for eliminating berm buildup by RL Cubit, BE Del Mar – US Patent 5,741,627, 1998 – Google Patents
Berm breakwaters and quarry investigations in Iceland by S Sigurdarson, G Viggosson, S Benediktsson… – Proc. IV …, 1995 – researchgate.net