Construction site stormwater run-off is a significant, and frequently
underestimated, source of pollution. Activities, such
as clearing, grading, and excavating, expose highly susceptible, disturbed
soil to weather erosion for prolonged periods.
Consequently building sites can quickly contribute more sediment to
waterways and drainage systems than would normally occur over several decades. The deposited silt can
cause serious environmental harm to aquatic habitats and result in increased public spending on activities such as dredging and drain maintenance.
It is therefore important to establish sediment control plans to protect
surrounding watercourses and avoid incurring severe penalties. Probably the
most significant, and practical, solution used worldwide is silt fences, which
can remove on average 70% of total
suspended solids from run-off.Terrastop Premium is a technical
made for this demanding application, which is used as an entrenched interception fence.
It provides a proven, convenient and cost effective method of trapping eroded
material and is simple to use.