Three Reasons Why You Should Have An Environmental Erosion Control Plan On Your Next Construction Site

There are many landscaping experts who work in environmental erosion control on a variety of different building sites. While this job might seem simple at first, it actually has a lot of benefits that are relevant to all stakeholders involved in a construction site, from the owner to the builders themselves. Before you start your next job, or before you even hire a construction team, here are a few reasons why it is so important that you consult with an environmental erosion control expert to see what you can do to minimise your impact on the plot of land where construction is slated to begin soon. 

On The Spot Fines

Perhaps the biggest incentive for not just construction workers but for owners and architects is the threat of on the spot fines should you be found to be breaching erosion control laws. These can come in many forms, but often it is related to how the eroded soil is dispersed, namely through nearby stormwater drains. If dirt from your property is clearly flowing into these stormwater drains because you did nothing to prevent it, then you will be fined virtually immediately, and you'll need to fix the problem soon or you may incur another fine.

Protect Plant Life

Construction sites are messy when they are in progress, and often a large area of shrubbery is cleared to make way for all the machinery and equipment needed. Often, too much shrubbery is cleared in proportion to the scale of the project. An environmental erosion control team can help save as much of the surrounding plant life as possible, which, in turn, strengthens the soil and reduces erosion. Don't let your work turn the site into a muddy wasteland when the alternative is so simple and better looking both now and once construction is finished.

Preventative Action

Before work on the site begins, erosion control experts should always put in place a few common practices that will save you a big headache down the track. This includes:

  • Installing sediment fences around the site to prevent the loss of this sediment during rain.
  • Put in place plans to reroute any impromptu rivers that would occur during rain.
  • Organise a single entrance so that heavy machinery isn't tearing up all sides of the property when it enters.

And much, much more. These steps, while they may seem silly and arbitrary, can really save your site from turning into a warzone at the end of construction, which is something every stakeholder involved with the production is after. 

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