Sheetflow Construction Erosion and Sediment Control

December 10, 2019

Creative Contractor Makes Slope Tracking Excavator Bucket

Filed under: Video — Sheetflow @ 7:07 am

Leave it to the contractor to come up with creative solutions. Confronted with a small, steep slope and wet soil, the contractor didn’t want to risk walking a small caterpiller up and down to roughen it before hydroseeding. Using some angle iron and an excavator bucket, they welded up a slope tracker. The operator tamps the slope with the bucket just like they are compacting the slope. This is the result.

December 3, 2019

Construction Erosion Inspection-Trench Excavation Asphalt Kept Clean

Dirt loaded into front loader bucket and hauled to stockpile, or dirt side cast onto asphalt: which is cheaper? How about no sweeper needed, no dirty water going down the drain. I go with the first answer.

November 26, 2019

Track Walking Slopes Reduces Erosion

Filed under: Video — Sheetflow @ 7:46 am

Want a simple and effective way to reduce slope erosion by up to 50%? Don’t back blade your slopes, track walk them!

November 19, 2019

Rain on Roughened Slope Causes Slump of Eroded Mud into Ditch

Filed under: Video — Sheetflow @ 7:13 am

This video shows the effect of a little rain on a “tracked” slope that has a high percentage of silt.

November 12, 2019

Hydroseeding on Blanket Instead of Under Not the Best

Filed under: Video — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Sheetflow @ 7:18 am

This is not the best way to get grass growing. The seed sits on the blanket which is a quarter to half inch above the soil. Since the seed needs to be in contact with the soil to have the best chance of growing, this will reduce the quantity of grass that grows. In a ditch, the more grass the better. The best way is to hydroseed first and then install the blanket.

November 5, 2019

Inspecting Sand Bag Check Dams

How to inspect sand bag check dams.

October 22, 2019

You Don’t Always Need to use Silt Fence

October 15, 2019

Construction Erosion Control Inspection, June 2013

October 12, 2019

Sand Bag Berm to Divert Clean Water View 3

October 10, 2019

Sand Bag Berm to Divert Clean Water View 2

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