Erosion & Sediment Control Inspection


Erosion & Sediment Control.

Polluted storm water from construction sites is conveyed to storm sewer systems that ultimately empty into rivers and streams. Although sediment is the primary concern, other contaminants include nutrients, pesticides, oils and grease, concrete truck washout and construction chemicals and debris. Good BMPs can help prevent erosion and keep sediment runoff to a minimum.

Management practices can be divided into those that prevent erosion from occurring, and those that keep sediment on site after erosion has occurred.  Ohio EPA has developed standards and specifications for multiple erosion and sediment control practices, and those addressing erosion and sediment control practices are described below.

Erosion Control.

This includes standards and specifications for the following practices: Rock Ditch Check, Construction Entrance, Slope Drain, Temporary Diversion, Temporary Stream Crossing, De-Watering Measures, Temporary Seeding, Mulching, Permanent Seeding, Sodding, Temporary Rolled Erosion Control Products (Erosion Control Matting), Turf Reinforcement Matting.

Sediment Control.

This includes standards and specifications for the following practices: Sediment Basin, Sediment Trap, Silt Fence, Storm Drain Inlet Protection, Filter Berm, Compost Filter Socks

What We Do.

At Coyle SWPPP Professionals, our erosion and sediment control inspection program includes inspection of the site on a weekly basis as well as after a ½ inch or larger rain event, as required by the NPDES Permit. ODOT's Supplemental Specification 832 also requires these inspections be completed by the PE/CPESC Professional who certified the SWPPP or a certified inspector working under the direct supervision of the PE/CPESC. With each inspection a report is generated and any necessary revisions to the SWPPP will be made. This will ensure the most up-to-date plan, keeping you in compliance.  All of Coyle SWPPP’s inspectors are CESSWI (Certified Erosion, Sediment and StormWater Inspector) and/or CPESC (Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control) certified.

Alternatively, we can develop an erosion and sediment control inspection program specific to your needs, such as monthly, bi-monthly, or as needed. Updates and revisions to the SWPPP can also be incorporated as necessary.