Sheetflow Erosion & Sediment Control Heavy Civil Construction

August 10, 2018

Clean Water Diversion Using an Unrolled Asphalt Road Edge

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.

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