Erosion control best management practices are required during all ground disturbing activity until permanent site ground covers are in place. A best management practice (BMP) is a physical, chemical, structural or managerial practice that prevents, reduces or treats contamination of water or which prevents or reduces soil erosion.
Site entry BMPs control accesses to and from a site of ground disturbance can go a long way to controlling mitigation of sediments of the worksite. Site entry BMPs should be the first erosion measures installed at any site.
Site entry best management practices for erosion prevention
Gravel construction entrances
- Contain sediments (dirt, mud, rock) on site.
- Provide access without the use of gravel ramp (wooden curb ramp)
- Prevent vehicles from tracking dirt onto improved roadways
Wooden curb ramp
- Provide ramp access to stabilized construction entrance without blocking flow or adding sediments to curb runoff