An overlooked part of your stormwater management plan may be the need to stabilize construction zone access/exit points to prevent tracking sediment onto roadways. Once sediment is able to leave the site, as well as other runoff from construction materials, it can pollute sewer systems by entering grates on public roadways. 

To prevent these issues and remain within legal compliance, Valor Environmental will enact strict construction site access BMPs to reduce the spread of sediment and runoff. From mulch and grass mesh to washout procedures and curb cutbacks, Valor Environmental will ensure that each access point is properly protected. 

Why Is Construction Access Management Important?

Construction vehicles and foot traffic can be some of the worst spreaders of sediment outside construction zones. Without proper sediment traps and washout procedures, construction vehicles can spread harmful chemicals from construction zones directly onto public roadways.

Not only are construction sites filled with sediment, but also runoff from hazardous materials, such as:

  • Concrete
  • Stucco
  • Paint
  • Wood dust
  • Silica dust
  • Chemical solvents
  • Asbestos

This is why it’s important to manage who has access to construction sites and enact proper procedures for entering and exiting sites. 

Sediment Control

One way to prevent sediment runoff from construction access points is to erect proper sediment control procedures. This may include:

  • Curb cutbacks
  • Laying down grass mesh and mulch
  • Ensuring proper grading

Sediment tracking and re-routing to appropriate runoff sites will reduce your risk of sediment pollution. In addition, frequent cleaning of construction site access points will reduce the dust and sediment materials that build up throughout the day. 

Proper Washouts

Construction washouts are a crucial part of disposing of any contaminated materials, such as concrete, stucco, or paint, that may be carried to and fro the site via construction vehicles. Instituting marked areas on sites for washout is critical to reducing the spread of harmful chemicals outside of an active construction site. 

The BMP Experts

Valor Environmental will handle all your construction access BMPs as part of our in-house or your SWPPP plan. 

We don’t just enact proper BMPs; we also educate your staff on appropriate procedures to ensure your site is adequately protected. 

 Sediment traps for runoff

 Proper grading procedures

 Washout policies

 Construction zone access procedures

 Proper knowledge and education of BMPs

 SWPPP approved

SWPPP Service Locations

Valor Environmental services residents, commercial businesses, builders, and contractors in nine different states, including:

  • All Major Florida Metros
  • Southern Alabama
  • Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas
  • Atlanta Metro and Savannah, Georgia
  • Charlotte, Raleigh, and Triad, North Carolina
  • Columbia, Greenville, Charleston, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Southern Mississippi
  • Indianapolis, Indiana