June 24, 2011

Whats Wrong with this Picture?

Filed under: Photo — Sheetflow @ 2:59 am

Looks like the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.

June 17, 2011

Soil Stockpile Needs to be on Plastic

Filed under: Video — Sheetflow @ 7:10 am

Soil stockpiled on asphalt will leave soil residue no matter how much you sweep. When possible, stockpile soil on heavy plastic, plywood, geotextile fabric, or some other material.

June 10, 2011

Clean Water Diversion Using an Unrolled Asphalt Road Edge

Filed under: Video — Sheetflow @ 7:00 am

My favorite best management practices are the ones that involve a slight modification of the contractor’s “means and methods“. On this project, the foreman told the roller operator not to go all the way to the edge of the new asphalt, leaving a small, rolled asphalt edge. Since this is the first lift of asphalt, with several more inches to be added later, this will be covered up near the end of the project. At that time, stormwater will run off the asphalt shoulder into a grass-lined ditch. The best part is this was done at no additional cost to the owner.

June 3, 2011

Clean Water Diversion Using Jersey Barrier and Asphalt Berm

Filed under: Video — Sheetflow @ 7:00 am

The more clean water you keep from flowing into your job site, the less dirty water you will have to manage. Placing a berm along the base of “Jersey Barrier” is one way to accomplish this. Materials you can use include cold patch, extruded asphalt curbing, or sand bags.

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