Sheetflow Construction Erosion and Sediment Control

August 20, 2019

Truck Being Loaded on Asphalt Keeps Tires Clean

Filed under: Video — Sheetflow @ 7:57 am

If I’ve said it once, I must have said it 3 or 4 times: “Keep your tires clean!”. Who wants to use a tire wash and have to get rid of a whole lot of dirty water (process water) that can’t go down the storm drain? Save yourself some hassle and money. Give your employees a raise with the money you save.

August 13, 2019

The Soaker Tire wash

Filed under: Video,Web Site — Sheetflow @ 7:23 am

These are great as long as the tires are not too muddy, the mud is not too sticky and the vehicle load is not too high. Most of the water is directed to the sidewalls and misses much of the mud hiding in the treads. These work great as the final , clean rinse cycle in conjunction with a tire bath best management practice. Chemical flocculants can be added to the water to remove much of the sediment load. Web site: www.sheetflow.com

Description from the website: http://www.thesoaker.com/

“The Soaker” is a portable, self-contained and environmentally friendly wheel washing system. The system does not require city power or water connected to it which makes it highly portable.

“The Soaker” can be installed on job sites, dump sites and material pits to help keep the surrounding streets free of mud and dirt.

Its aluminum and stainless steel construction makes “The Soaker” environmentally friendly.

It features a high capacity main tank of 4000 gallons and a reserve tank of 2000 gallons. Its adjustable spray heads provide a low pressure/high volume water stream of up to 1000gpm. Motion sensors detect the vehicles on approach and turn on the pumps so the water spray is at full power by the time the vehicles go through the wheel wash.

“The Soaker” is manufactured to provide solutions to problems such as portability, road pollution, costly cleaning processes, fines and violations for depositing debris onto public highways, etc…

“The Soaker” can be rented on a monthly basis or purchased. A lease purchase option is also available. For more information about “The Soaker” wheel washing system, please call us at: (818) 952-6752 or email at: soakerinfo@thesoaker.com

August 6, 2019

Sandbag Berm Sawcut Slurry Vacuum and Pump

Filed under: Video — Sheetflow @ 7:00 am

July 16, 2019

Tree Protection Using Orange Safety Fence

July 9, 2019

Managing Construction Stormwater on Concrete Tiltup Building Project

Video: 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.

March 19, 2019

Unrolled Asphalt Berm Edge Clean Water Diversion

Here is another cool trick for keeping clean water out of your project. The contractor put down ATB (asphalt-treated base) and asphalt but didn’t roll (compact) the edge, which left a 3 or 4 inch berm. Clean rain water was kept on the asphalt rather than flowing off into the dirt shoulder and disturbed areas.

February 23, 2019

More Clean Water Diversion Best Management Practices

This shows several simple water diversion berms in action during a heavy rain. While the construction project is complete and the grass has grown, you can see how they prevented erosion during the project when bare dirt was exposed to rain.

February 16, 2019

Vacuum Sweeper Maintenance

If I specify a vacuum sweeper on a construction project, I expect it to be operational.

I require all systems to be functional per manufacturers specifications.

If not, the sweeper goes away, maybe the job is shut down, until a working sweeper is brought to the site.

Specifications:
1) Power brooms shall not be utilized without prior approval by
the Engineer.

2) Contractor shall have sufficient working vacuum sweepers on
site at all times work is being performed.

3) All sweepers shall have on-board water spray systems that
shall be operating at all times.

4) systems shall function per manufacturer specifications
including, but not limited to, spray water systems, blowers,
vacuum nozzles, hoses, debris hopper, hydraulics and
electrical.

5) At no time shall debris hopper seals leak debris and liquids.

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