Sheetflow Construction Erosion and Sediment Control

July 16, 2019

Tree Protection Using Orange Safety Fence

July 9, 2019

Managing Construction Stormwater on Concrete Tiltup Building Project

Video: David Jenkins

July 2, 2019

Biofence Specification

I am trying to get to 100% biodegradable, recycled, reusable, recyclable, low impact best management practices.  I have used burlap fabric fence several times, anytime it makes sense, really.  I use it whenever I can leave it in place to degrade, like on habitat or wetland work.  In one of the photos, plastic zip ties are used to attach the fabric to the wooden stakes; this is a mistake and has been changed to staples in the specification.

Biofence Specification

Materials
U. BIOFENCE
A. Biofence shall consist of 7 ounce or heavier uncoated burlap fabric at least 36 inches wide and 100 feet long. Wood stakes dimensions shall be a minimum 1 1/8 x 11/8 inches by 42 inches high.

Construction Requirements
18. Biofence
a. Stakes shall be driven into the ground a minimum of 12 inches and be spaced no more than 6 feet apart.
b. Fence ends shall be joined by wrapping ends together around a post 3 times and driven into the ground.
c. Burlap fabric shall be attached to the post in at least 3 places using staples or other method approved by the Engineer.
d. When used as a barrier fence, fabric shall not be trenched into the ground. When used as a silt fence, a minimum 8 inch flap shall be left at the bottom and held in place with straw wattles staked in as detailed in item 9 above.

Payment
C. Payment for “TESC – Biofence” will be made at the contract unit price per linear foot as stated in the Schedule of Unit Prices and shall be full compensation for furnishing all labor, equipment, materials and tools necessary to complete the installation of the biofence as detailed on the drawings or as directed by the Engineer and specified herein. The unit price shall include all maintenance, the removal of biofence, and restoration of the area at the completion of the work

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.

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