- Erosion Control - Other
- Definition of ‘Erosion’ - The movement of a particle of soil which is started by the action of water or wind.
Manmade erosion caused by construction activities is a significant percentage of all erosion in the United States today. The other major pollution source is caused by the agriculture industry.
The erosion control industry has been driven primarily by government regulations since the early 1970s. These regulations have been significantly modified, and in March 2003 the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II regulations took effect. The result of these regulations is any construction project which disturbs more than one acre of ground will have to comply with the state and county general permit for Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWPP).
The SWPP requirement in most cases will require a permit, a plan, and implementation of a sediment and erosion control plan for the construction site. Further, all Best Management Practices (BMPs) implemented have to be inspected weekly and after each rain event. Failure to contain sediment on the construction site can result in stop work notices, as well as significant monetary fines to the project owner.
Reed & Graham has been in the forefront of developing products and services to help the California construction industry meet these regulations. Listed below are our Best Management Practices with links to our valued manufacturers, where appropriate, to give you the best, most up-to-date product information available.
Reed & Graham is committed to providing the finest quality, broad product selection of BMPs in the western United States.
Application: End of Pipe Energy dissipation
GeoRunner® Mats protect embankments from scour and erosion caused by surface flow. Beneficial for ditch protection, and for protecting channels, shorelines, culvert outfalls and areas exposed to concentrated flows.