With the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865) upon us, the various protected sites in our history-rich area are preparing for an especially important year of living history programs and reenactments committed to preserving our past.
Fort Ward in Alexandria, VA is the best preserved of the system of Union forts and batteries built to protect Washington, DC during the American Civil War . When an area of earthwork walls began to erode, they needed an expert soil engineer to rebuild the massive hills. Drainage and Erosion Solutions LLC was chosen for this massive undertaking based on their expertise and knowledge. Not a small task, here are the interesting steps they took to fix the erosion problems and prepare Fort Ward for the Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration:
The Problem: Soil Erosion on Steep Incline
The Solution: Regrading the area in preparation for geotextile fabric and geogrid filled with gravel to securely anchor the soil. Soil is replaced and grass regrown.