Sheetflow Construction Erosion and Sediment Control

June 25, 2019

Hydroseeding on the Edge

June 18, 2019

Fugitive Dust Control Compliance at the Port of Seattle

Download: Fugitive Dust Control Compliance at the Port of Seattle

June 15, 2019

Erosion in Austin

photo:David Jenkins

I did find some erosion in Austin.

June 14, 2019

Horizontal Silt Fence

Photo: David Jenkins

Walking around South Congress district south of downtown Austin, I discovered a new best management practice-horizontal silt fence. This makes access to the work area so much easier than if vertical silt fence was used. Fortunately no rain in the near future.

June 13, 2019

Roadhouse Relics

Didn’t find much in the way erosion in Austin, but had a great time at Roadhouse Relics visiting with the owner, Todd Sanders.

Copyright:Roadhouse Relics, Austin, Texas

June 12, 2019

The Beauty of Petroleum Sheen

Photo: David Jenkins

June 11, 2019

Spill Pads Placed Under Heavy Equipment While Parked

All right, so you don’t want to have to deal with petroleum contaminated soil and water; how about using spill pads?

POLLUTION PREVENTION, PLANNING AND EXECUTION SPECIFICATION

Equipment Storage

A. Drip pans and absorbent pads shall be placed under all equipment that is unused for more than four hours, overnights, weekends, and holidays.

June 4, 2019

Construction Erosion Control – Rough vs Smooth Slope

Dramatic example of the effect of rainfall on a smooth versus rough slope. The rough side was “track walked” using a small Caterpiller tractor, the other side was “back-bladed” smooth with the same tractor. Both test plots were prepared with the same soil and then sprayed with bonded fiber matrix (BFM) with seed and fertilizer.

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