Resources

The following documents are used by permission from their respective authors and publishers which can provide you with more information on erosion control and prevention.

PERFORMANCE TESTING OF VARIOUS SILT FENCE INSTALLATION TECHNIQUES

Author: C. Joel Sprague
An independent evaluation of silt fence performance was performed by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation’s Environmental Technology Evaluation Center. The primary objective of the evaluation was to perform well-defined field tests to provide data on the performance of trench-based silt fence installations and installations using static slicing. Several objectives were established to test the silt fence installation techniques. Read More...

A FIELD STUDY OF SILT FENCE INSTALLATIONS AROUND THE UNITED STATES

Author: C. Joel Sprague
In 1999, a silt fence performance evaluation was performed by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation’s Environmental Technology Evaluation Center (EVTEC). The evaluation included 51 test segments reflecting different soil types, different installation methods, and different hydraulic conditions. In general, the static slicing method was found to provide storm water runoff retention consistently as good as or better than the best trenched installations, and far superior retention to common trenched installations. Read More...

STORMWATER COMPLIANCE CARDS COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS

The EPA website has guides to creating Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP’s) as well as examples of plans and templates for various size construction projects.

http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/swppp.cfm
http://www.epa.gov/npdes