Soil erosion and sediment runoff to waterways are significant problems that affect many construction sites. Sediment controls are essential to managing your construction effectively and ensure no sediment is lost during your project.
What is Sediment Control?
Sediment control is a practice or method designed to keep eroded soil on a construction site. Erosion and sediment runoff result in the loss of fertile topsoil into lakes and streams, causing flooding and damage to communities and wildlife. Sediment controls ensure that soil does not wash off and cause pollution into nearby waterways.
Sediment Is a Major Pollutant
Current reports show that up to 100 tons of sediment per acre are lost annually from unmanaged construction sites. Sediment is considered one of the greatest pollutants by volume impacting lakes, streams, and wetlands across the United States.
Unmanaged Construction Sites Can Lead to Hefty Fines
Construction sites without sediment controls are one of the leading causes of erosion. Federal and state laws impose severe erosion and sediment control penalties against companies not implementing sediment controls. Proper erosion and sediment controls will safeguard your company from costly litigation and fines.
Temporary Sediment Controls
Several factors cause soil erosion and sediment runoff, so there are different approaches to sediment control. Popular methods of temporary sediment control include:
Long-term Protection for Your Construction Site
One proven long-term soil erosion and sediment control solution is polymers. Polymers specifically are used to prevent erosion on slopes and control sediment runoff. Polymer soil stabilization products can vary based on longevity and quality. Therefore, it’s vital to conduct research and due diligence when looking for the best erosion control polymers.
Safe and Cost-Effective Sediment Controls
At Environmental Products & Applications, we strive to produce long-lasting, cost-effective sediment, and dust control solutions for our clients. Envirotac line of non-hazardous polymers increases the compression strength and load-bearing capability of the treated surface while also minimizing sediment runoff.
Unsure which Envirotac product is right for your construction site? Contact us today and let us help you choose the best erosion and sediment control solution for your project.