Enter with Excellence

A construction entrance is a temporary stabilized location for construction vehicles to properly enter and depart a construction site.  A proper construction entrance should be designed to effectively keep mud, sediment, and dirt from leaving your site once vehicles complete their task.  These items can carry pollutants that are generated on constructions sites with them.   

Early in the construction phase, this best management practice (BMP) should be installed prior any land development and construction begins to take place.  The primary objective is to completely eliminate any sediment or mud from being deposited onto a public roadway during vehicles departing land development and general construction sites. There are other types of soil tracking prevention solutions.  One seen quite often are reusable stabilization mats that offer a different approach to the traditional methods of soil tracking prevention.

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Traditional qualified construction entrances should be at least fifty feet long, 12-ft wide, and should be flared out by the road to help accommodate large vehicles turning radius.   It is also recommended to use No. 1 Coarse Aggregate that is approximately 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches (4 to 9 cm), and the entrance is required to incorporate textile material underneath the rock.  The purpose for textile material is to minimize the rock getting pushed down into the soil.

The correct installation and build out of a quality construction entrance will ensure to vibrate the tires and knock off the mud before any construction vehicles depart onto the public road.  Maintenance is a necessity if you are constantly seeing mud getting out on the road ways.

If you are interested in improving your construction entrances, KCI can help narrow down the requirements that can support your needs!  Call us today, 888-346-7779.

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