Soil erosion near fence

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Old 08-25-17, 04:22 PM
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Soil erosion near fence

I have an issue with soil erosion near my fence line. There is a 3 ft drop over 50 ft in elevation between my house and the fence. The pictures below are the worst spot. It's probably 16-18" deep. I have several smaller areas further down the fence line that exhibit the same issues.

What would be the best way to rectify this?

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Old 08-25-17, 05:37 PM
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Are the places with the erosion in line with downspouts on the house?
 
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Old 08-25-17, 05:51 PM
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My suggestion is filling the voids with crushed stone then put a small layer of dirt over that and try to grow some grass on it.
 
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There aren't any downspouts on the home. I'm not really sure why this has happened. It might be that the water naturally falls there. I just moved into the home 2 months ago.
 
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You need to watch how the water moves when it rains. If possible redirect the water so there won't be so much coming to that area. Other than that I like the idea of laying gravel or rock in the hole - at least it's less likely to get washed away.
 
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What does it look like on the other side of the fence? Gravel might wash away if you don't attach screening or whatever to the bottom of the fence. I had that happen to me on a bulk head.
 
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The other side has some erosion as well. My the fence line is a low spot between my yard and my neighbors yard.
 
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The idea is to let the water flow with taking everything else with it. If you just put gravel there, it's not going to stay where you put it. The water will continue to push everything until it can't go any more. That's why I suggested some type of screening.
 
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I put some mesh down there before I started filling it with gravel. It seems to be working great.

Can I substitute or mix in concrete bags with gravel?

Is this something that the city might assist with since it's on the easement and is affecting both my neighbor and myself? There are various areas where erosion has occurred along 60ft of fence.

Thanks!!
 
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You can mix concrete with it. Forget about the city paying for it.
 
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