Posted on: 17 Apr, 2023
Construction sites can be a significant source of soil erosion and sedimentation, which can cause pollution to nearby waterways, degrade habitats, and even harm aquatic life. Fortunately, there are several best management practices (BMPs) that can be implemented to minimize erosion and sedimentation. One of the most effective BMPs is the use of silt fencing.
Posted on: 17 Apr, 2023
Construction sites can be messy places, with dirt, mud, and debris being constantly tracked in and out of the site. This not only creates an unsightly work environment but can also be a safety hazard. One way to mitigate these issues is through the use of a wheel wash system. In this blog post, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a wheel wash on construction sites.
Posted on: 09 Feb, 2023
Posted on: 16 Oct, 2019
Has City Hall told you that you need a Riparian Areas Protection Regulation (RAPR) Assessment? Here are the 5 Steps for getting your project approved through the Province of B.C.'s Riparian Areas Protection Regulation (RAPR) process:
Posted on: 01 Nov, 2017
All-Terrain Consulting Ltd. is highly regarded in the City of Surrey for providing quality erosion and sediment control (ESC) drawings, plans and monitoring services.
Posted on: 16 Oct, 2017
All-Terrain Consulting Ltd. is highly regarded in the Township of Langley for providing quality erosion and sediment control drawings, plans and monitoring services. All-Terrain Consulting Ltd. has a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) on staff to ensure that all erosion and sediment control (ESC) drawings, plans, and monitoring is done to the highest standard. All-Terrain Consulting Ltd. has been working with the Township for over 8 years, dealing with residential, commercial, and industrial developments. All-Terrain Consulting Ltd. also and has an excellent working relationship with all Township of Langley staff working in the engineering, drainage, and environmental departments.
Posted on: 12 Apr, 2016
Silt fence is the most commonly used Best Management Practice (BMP) for sediment control, and is the most incorrectly used BMP - even when it is installed correctly - which it ususally isn't. Silt fence is usually found along the outside permieter of site delineating the property boundaries, and is found on 99% of all erosion and sediment control (ESC) plans.
Posted on: 27 Aug, 2015
The Tigerfloc Water Treatment Kit is a product that should be on every active construction site where erosion and sediment control is required.
Posted on: 10 Jul, 2015
Contrary to popular belief, the main cost associated with erosion and sediment control on construction sites is not the initial ESC design and monitoring costs - but rather the ESC measures specified on the plans that require installation and maintenance over the course of the project.
Posted on: 02 Apr, 2014
All-Terrain Consulting Ltd. has encountered many cases of Environmental Hardships when applying for Development Permits at the local municipalities. Property owners and developers become concerned with a reduced building footprint given the required property line setbacks, as well as setbacks from environmental features on the subject property such as watercourses, ditches, or other environmentally sensitive features.
Posted on: 03 Mar, 2014
As an ESC instructor as well as a private consultant, the one thing I always tell students that are interested in getting into erosion and sediment control (ESC) design, is always go and visit your work site before you start putting pen to paper (or opening up AutoCAD), and walk around thinking about the different aspects of your site.
Posted on: 19 Feb, 2014
When building a new large house where the disturbed area will exceed 2000 m2, an erosion and sediment control (ESC) plan will be required by the governing municipality.
Posted on: 22 Jan, 2014
All-Terrain Consulting specializes in developable area and property feasibility studies, and has been working hand-in-hand with property owners, realtors, and developers in the Vancouver area over the past few years to help determine the developable area on properties where environmental contraints such as watercourses, sensitive wildlife habitat, wetlands, or forested areas are present.
Posted on: 03 Jun, 2013
Rain gardens and bioswales have now become more popular options when designing storm water solutions to treat run-off from residential developments, parking lots, and industrial lots.
Posted on: 29 Nov, 2012
As the title states: Sand Filtration can obtain amazing results. I have been incorporating sand filtration features into my ESC designs and have been able to avoid costly products by using simple sand.
Posted on: 04 Jul, 2012
Whether buying, selling, subdividing, or densifying a development property, the best first step is to have a property feasibility report done on the site to determine its current "as-is" value, as well as its future, potential value once redeveloped. When undertaking a property feasibility study for undeveloped sites, it is essential to look at three things: the planning aspects of the site, the environmental features, and the engineering component.
Posted on: 29 May, 2012
Hopefully you are all aware that your regular sediment control pond relies on time and very slow water velocity to drop the particles out of suspension to the bottom. If you were to look at your soils on site, you would notice that the particle size as compared to the volume and retention time of your average sediment control pond just doesn't cut it - not even close.So why even dig them in the first place? The simple answer to that, is because that's all people know how to do. Repeat past mistakes.
Posted on: 06 May, 2012
All-Terrain Consulting Ltd. specializes in providing our clients with Planning, Environmental, and Engineering Property Feasibilities - in one all-inclusive report. These feasibility reports analize the property in question, and determine the highest and best use for development. At times the clients are interested in determining their property's future potential and value, and in other cases it may be for a simple subdivision.
Posted on: 13 Apr, 2012
In the Lower Mainland of British Columbia (Vancouver and its surrounding municipalities), the practice and enforcement of erosion and sediment control (ESC) on construction sites is in its infancy, and has yet to be properly managed and enforced.
Posted on: 12 Mar, 2012
A method that I've used on a few sites is the use of above-ground, vertical, plastic storage tanks. They range from a 305 to a 10,000 gallon capacity and can be used as an alternative to sediment ponds on smaller-sized sites that don't have room to accommodate a sediment pond, or would rather avoid the costs associated with the construction and decommissioning of large sediment ponds.
Posted on: 12 Mar, 2012
Wheel washes on site can be both beneficial and not. Wheel washes are primarily installed on muddy and potentially-problematic sites to remove the dirt and mud from the truck tires prior to leaving site.