Site Requirements

Silt Fence
  • Install before land is disturbed.
  • Install on down slope side of site parallel to contour of the land.
  • Extended ends up slope enough to allow water to pond behind fence.
  • Bury 8 inches of fabric in trench
  • Leave no gaps. Overlap sections of silt fence, or twist ends of silt fence together.
  • Inspect and repair once a week and after every rain. Remove sediment if deposits reach half the fence height.
  • Maintain until a lawn is established.
Soil Piles
  • Locate away from any downslope street, driveway, stream, lake, wetland, ditch or drainage way.
  • Temporary seed such as Cereal Rye or Seed Oats is required for topsoil piles.
Access Drive
  • Install an access drive using 2-3 inch crushed rock, limestone or clean concrete prior to placing the first floor decking on foundation. Road gravel is ineffective and will not be allowed.
  • Lay stone at least 6 inches deep and at least 12 feet wide, beginning at the street and extending into lot at least 50 feet.
  • Maintain throughout construction.
  • In clayey or loamy soils, place geotextile fabric under the stone to reduce heaving.
  • This rock entrance should serve as a sub base for finished drive, if installed correctly.
Sediment Cleanup (Required)
  • At the end of each workday, sweep or scrape up soil tracked onto the road. By the end of the next calendar day after a storm, cleanup soil washed off site.
Sewer Inlet Protection (Required)
  • Protect on site storm sewer inlets with drop inlet protection, silt fences or equivalent measures.
  • Inspect, repair and remove sediment deposits after every storm.
Preserving Existing Vegetation
  • Wherever possible, preserve existing trees, shrubs, and other vegetation.
  • To prevent root damage, do not grade, place soil piles, or park vehicles near trees marked for preservation.
  • Place plastic mesh or snow fence barriers around trees to protect the area below their branches.
Re-vegetation (Required)
  • Seed, sod, or mulch bare soil as soon as possible. Vegetation is the most effective way to control erosion.