Sheetflow Erosion Control Erosion Control for CESCL's

September 9, 2020

Berm for Quarry Spalls

Quarry Spalls. Photo: David Jenkins

This would not have been my choice as a berm for quarry spalls; straw wattles are too light to use on asphalt and they allow water to flow under them. A compost sock, being heavy, would work better, though, they are prone to tearing. An asphalt berm might be best here.

April 27, 2020

Cold Mix Asphalt Berm

Photo: David Jenkins

Cold mix asphalt berm works too. Used along the base of “jersey” barriers, high pH water from a concrete breaking operation is contained for later disposal off site.

April 24, 2020

Extruded Asphalt Berm

Photo: David Jenkins

Extruded asphalt berm at project entrance with center section “rolled” to allow trucks to enter and exit.

April 23, 2020

Extruded Asphalt Berm

Photo: David Jenkins

Another example of an extruded asphalt berm used to keep off site water from entering the work area.

April 22, 2020

Extruded Asphalt Berm

Photo: David Jenkins

We use extruded asphalt berms extensively to contain and direct site water to grass infield areas and to keep clean offsite water from entering the project. When the project is completed, the asphalt is removed and hauled to a batch plant for recycle.

April 21, 2020

Hot Mix Asphalt Berm

Photo: David Jenkins

The work area is the left. All runoff is diverted by silt fence and this hot mix asphalt berm to a sump, where it is pumped to a chitosan-enhanced sand filtration treatment system. This system prevented all turbid site water from entering the roadside ditch-outside of the silt fence-from draining to a creek. Note the mud on the left side of the berm and the clean asphalt on the right.

Since this is summer work and perimeter BMPs are containing all site runoff, we are not covering bare soil.

Upon completion and soil stabilization, the asphalt berm will be removed and hauled to an asphalt batch plant for recycle.

March 30, 2020

Before and After

Photo: David Jenkins
Photo: David Jenkins

The contractor had to connect a new storm system from up the hill into an existing catch basin in the foreground. After they completed the connection but before paving, they covered the pipe run with plastic and sand bags to protect from dirty water entering the catch basin. Work was completed during dry summer weather. Paving took place a couple of months later.

August 20, 2019

Truck Being Loaded on Asphalt Keeps Tires Clean

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.  Make sure your trucks are loaded when on asphalt.

 

Video: David Jenkins

November 4, 2018

How to Keep Construction Truck Tires Clean

So, you don’t want to use a tire wash, with all the costs and hassles associated with them…KEEP YOUR TIRES CLEAN and you won’t need one.

Here’s how:

 

Video: David Jenkins

May 25, 2015

Tire Bath

This video illustrates the use of a water-filled tire bath along with a rock entrance road.

Video: David Jenkins

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