Erosion and Sediment Control

Construction means moving earth. Disturbing more than 10,000 square feet, and in some localities 5,000 square feet, of earth at any one time requires an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan. An Erosion and Sediment Control Plan is a construction document that indicates the measures the Contractor must use to minimize the transport of earth, silt, sediment, and other construction debris from the site.

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Gay and Neel, Inc. provides Erosion and Sediment Control Plans as a standard component for many projects; however, an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan can be prepared as a stand-alone project. A key component of any development plan is the Erosion and Sediment Control Plan. Typically, the Erosion and Sediment Control Plan is the first thing to be implemented on a site and the last thing to be removed.

A typical Erosion and Sediment Control Plan will contain items such as a Construction Entrance, Silt Fence, Culvert Inlet Protection, Outlet Protection, Sediment Traps, Diversion Dikes, Temporary Seeding, and many other items. Gay and Neel, Inc. designs Erosion and Sediment Control Plans to provide the Client with the most protection from rainfall events. Properly designed and installed erosion and sediment control measures can save Owners and Contractors thousands of dollars in cleanup work after storm events.

Gay and Neel, Inc.'s standard Erosion and Sediment Control Plan can typically be converted into a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, as is now required by the Department of Environmental Quality for small construction activities, with a minimal amount of additional design services.

Gay and Neel, Inc. has designed Erosion and Sediment Control Plans for sites as small as 5,000 square feet up to 200-acre developments and feel that we provide our Clients with comprehensive, economical plans for managing the sediment laden runoff from their site. Give us a call to discuss your upcoming construction project today.