Preventing Erosion During Construction

The effects of construction can often lead to soil erosion. There are several construction practices that can help prevent soil erosion. The most effective way to limit the effects of erosion during construction is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Some of the practices to help prevent soil erosion from occurring include:
  • - Saving vegetation to minimize bare soil
  • - Confine vehicle and foot traffic to minimize ground disturbance
  • - Avoid major construction immediately adjacent to streambanks and shorelines
  • - Try to avoid working in winter or rainy seasons
  • - Revegetate bare soil as soon as possible
  • - Regular inspections during construction to identify problems
The effects of construction can cause significant amounts of erosion, especially during the rainy season. So it is important that these practices are used when construction is being performed so that erosion can be prevented.

Sources:

www.ci.cannon-beach.or.us/docs/Planning/CREST-Erosion.pdf

http://www.stormwaterauthority.org/assets/Erosion%20Prevention%20&%20Sediment%20Control%20Plan%20Checklist.pdf

http://www.stormwaterauthority.org/library/view_article.aspx?id=53

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