Construction sites can be noisy, dusty, and congested, requiring careful planning and coordination. However, the significance of maintaining a clean and debris-free construction site is often underestimated. Cleanliness is not only essential for worker and visitor safety but also necessary for complying with federal regulations. In this article, we will discuss the role of pavement sweeping in maintaining a clean construction site.
Compliance with Federal Regulations
Under the Clean Water Act of 1972, construction sites must have a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) to prevent erosion and minimize the discharge of pollutants into nearby waterways. Pavement and street sweeping are considered a best management practice (BMP) that helps construction sites comply with SWPPP regulations.
Track Out Control
Track out occurs when construction materials are transported from a construction site to nearby streets, sidewalks, and storm drains by vehicles, equipment, and workers’ feet. Sweeping helps control track out by removing dirt and debris from the surface of paved areas before it is transported off the construction site.
Pavement Sweeping for Erosion Control
Soil erosion is a significant problem during construction as the ground surface is often disturbed, leading to soil displacement caused by wind, water, or gravity. The soil is then carried away, causing potential environmental and property damage. Pavement sweeping can help control erosion by removing soil and debris from paved areas, reducing the amount of sedimentation in nearby waterways.
Additional Benefits of Regular Sweeping
Regular pavement and street sweeping offer additional benefits to construction sites, including improved air quality and a better site appearance.
Smith Property Services Can Help
Smith Property Services understands the importance of maintaining a clean construction site. Their team of experts provides comprehensive pavement and street sweeping services that meet specific site needs. They use state-of-the-art equipment and proven techniques to ensure construction sites remain clean, safe, and compliant with all federal regulations.
Pavement sweeping plays a vital role in maintaining a clean construction site, complying with federal regulations, and controlling erosion. It also provides additional benefits, such as improved air quality and better site appearance. Contact Smith Property Services today to learn more about their sweeping services and how they can benefit your construction site.