Sheetflow Erosion Control Erosion Control for the CESCL

October 21, 2020

Perimeter Controls Presentation

I am giving a presentation on Perimeter Controls: Non-standard Practices for Managing Water and Sediment today at noon. Go to Erosion and Sediment Control Association- British Columbia for information and to sign up. It’s only 10 bucks.

Description-Silt fence is not the only perimeter control BMP option. It is not the best option in many situations. In this presentation, I will discuss when silt fence makes sense, when it doesn’t, what other options are available.

October 20, 2020

Steel Plates Trackout

Video: David Jenkins-Sheetflow Erosion Control

Trackout happens when you back trucks off of the steel plates onto dirt to unload materials. The plan was for trucks to stay on plates, back to the end and dump. The excavator was to move the materials around the site. There is no tire wash on this project as there isn’t room, so staying on the plates is required and necessary. The trackout is onto the neighbors parking lot, our only site access, and they don’t appreciate dirt ending up in their stormwater swale when the rains come.

October 19, 2020

Windy, Dusty, No Water

Video: David Jenkins-Sheetflow Erosion Control

It’s windy, dusty and there is no water. Wait! Hey man, there is a hydrant right there. Use it, spray the dirt, keep the dust down!

October 16, 2020

Boulder Fence Silt Fence

Photo: David Jenkins-Sheetflow Erosion Control

I like boulder fence but I hate silt fence. I hate that it is plastic and not recyclable and that it ends up in the land fill. However, it is very strong and in this instance it is the right BMP.

October 15, 2020

Sediment Trackout Happens

Sediment trackout happens when you back trucks off of the steel plates onto dirt to unload materials. The plan was for trucks to stay on plates, back to the end and dump.

The excavator was to move the materials around the site. There is no tire wash on this project as there isn’t room, so staying on the plates is required and necessary. The trackout is onto the neighbors parking lot, our only site access, and they don’t appreciate dirt ending up in their stormwater swale when the rains come.

Video: David Jenkins-Sheetflow Erosion Control

October 14, 2020

Pink Eco Pans

Photo: David Jenkins

I took this photo of a construction site across from the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. I liked the colors and all of the stacked pink eco pans.

October 13, 2020

Plastic Covered Slope

Here is a nice, plastic covered slope. They have placed sand bags on the seams, the seams are overlapped at least 12 inches and the plastic is run all the way to the bottom of the slope. This is a riverbank habitat restoration project on the Duwamish Waterway.

Video: David Jenkins

October 12, 2020

400th Post

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Last Friday, I posted my 400th post. Next goal, 500 posts.

October 9, 2020

Secondary Containment for Chainsaw and Fuel

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Photo: David Jenkins

Secondary containment for chainsaws and fuel prevents spills while working on this riverbank habitat project.

October 8, 2020

Planning Ahead

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Planning ahead requires a different mindset to prevent problems rather than react when they happen.

On this project we are using the neighboring property for staging; all of the runoff drains into their constructed stormwater treatment swale.

Their stormwater discharges are regulated and any non-compliance issues could be attributed to the contractor’s use of this area.

Video: David Jenkins
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