Sheetflow Erosion & Sediment Control Heavy Civil Construction

June 4, 2020

Earthwork

Video:Practical Engineering

Great video explaining the basics of earthwork from Practical Engineering.

May 12, 2020

Water line break part 2

May 11, 2020

Water line break part 1

May 4, 2020

Drive-by Silt Fence Inspection

Video: David Jenkins

It doesn’t take more than a few seconds to see that this silt fence has problems. While the risk of sediment discharge is low, the condition of the fence says to me ” We don’t really think this TESC stuff is all that necessary.” If it was my job to inspect, I would be making a “U” turn to have a chat.

April 30, 2020

Water Tower Demolition

Video: David Jenkins

We shut down the freeway down behind the trees in case the top came off and rolled away. Didn’t happen, anti-climatic.

March 31, 2020

Straw Wattle on Slope Stops Rills

March 4, 2020

A Cold, December Night on the Job

March 3, 2020

Track Walking a Slope

Track walking a slope before spraying on the bonded fiber matrix, seed and fertilizer.

March 2, 2020

Underground Storage Tank

Digging dirt at an old waterfront industrial site feels just like a childhood Christmas morning. You know you are going to get a present but you don’t know what it is. We found this tank partially filled with oil. After testing the contents, profiling it, and sucking it out, we removed it to be filled with carbon dioxide gas so it could be cut up, cleaned and disposed of.

February 27, 2020

Failed Secondary Containment

Maybe this is a new BMP…self-draining, never needs maintenance.

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