When starting a new project, you will often need to build/install a new construction entrance.
- Mark out the area.
- Contract Ms. Utility.
- Install silt fence where necessary.
- Grade out the area.
- Dig out the area for the culvert pipe.
- Install and apply stabilization sheet.
- Deliver and spread #57 stone.
- Ready for construction traffic.
- The construction entrance is used as a stable platform for equipment and project access. The geotextile fabric and stone assists with the displacement of construction equipment.
- The construction entrance also provides for sediment and erosion control. As mandated by the EPA, sediment deposits to our existing waterways must be kept to a minimum.
Design of Construction Entrance
- Culvert Pipes (usually 16″ for the Washington D.C. Metro area)
- Galvanized Pipe (often times specified for the D.C. Metro area)
- Stabilization Sheet
- #3 Stone (I prefer quarry stone, as opposed to recycled, the recycled can have wires that flatten truck tires).
Entrance Maintenance Suggestions
- Keep it tidy
- Remove dirt, mud and sediment from the stone area
- Add stone when and if necessary
- Adjust the stone pad for access and maintain shape
- As a reminder for cost, the removal of this needs to be included in your project costs.
I like to keep the inspectors happy. For this reason, I tend to dress up the construction entrance. A tidy job site reflects well on the Team.
When it comes to the proper installation of your construction entrance, read the plans carefully. Be sure to place the entrance at the appropriate location as per the design plans on your construction drawings.
- 12 foot wide
- 30 feet long
- Stone size is 3 inches to 6 inches
Very Important Note
The construction entrance provides for the removal of mud from construction equipment tires. This prevents the introduction of mud, sediment and debris to the public roadways.
Construction Entrance Video Below
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