Cleanup & Restoration
The final step in the construction process is restoring the land as closely as possible to its original condition. Cat® machines and attachments including motorgraders, track-type tractors, and hydraulic excavators can be used to restore the land and control erosion. Riprap, consisting of stones or timbers, is installed along streams and wetlands to stabilize soils along disturbed riverbanks. As a final measure the crew plants seed and mulches the construction right-of-way to restore it to its original condition.