City of Surrey - Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC)

City of Surrey - Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC)

Posted on: 01 Nov, 2017

All-Terrain Consulting Ltd. is highly regarded in the City of Surrey for providing quality erosion and sediment control (ESC) drawings, plans and monitoring services. 

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Township of Langley - Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC)

Township of Langley - Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC)

Posted on: 16 Oct, 2017

All-Terrain Consulting Ltd. is highly regarded in the Township of Langley for providing quality erosion and sediment control drawings, plans and monitoring services.  All-Terrain Consulting Ltd. has a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) on staff to ensure that all erosion and sediment control (ESC) drawings, plans, and monitoring is done to the highest standard. All-Terrain Consulting Ltd. has been working with the Township for over 8 years, dealing with residential, commercial, and industrial developments. All-Terrain Consulting Ltd. also and has an excellent working relationship with all Township of Langley staff working in the engineering, drainage, and environmental departments.

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Silt Fence (Needed or Not)

Silt Fence (Needed or Not)

Posted on: 12 Apr, 2016

Silt fence is the most commonly used Best Management Practice (BMP) for sediment control, and is the most incorrectly used BMP - even when it is installed correctly - which it ususally isn't. Silt fence is usually found along the outside permieter of site delineating the property boundaries, and is found on 99% of all erosion and sediment control (ESC) plans.

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Tigerfloc Water Treatment Kit

Tigerfloc Water Treatment Kit

Posted on: 27 Aug, 2015

The Tigerfloc Water Treatment Kit is a product that should be on every active construction site where erosion and sediment control is required.

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The Real Price of Erosion and Sediment Control

The Real Price of Erosion and Sediment Control

Posted on: 10 Jul, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, the main cost associated with erosion and sediment control on construction sites is not the initial ESC design and monitoring costs - but rather the ESC measures specified on the plans that require installation and maintenance over the course of the project.

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Environmental Hardships and Development Variance Permits

Environmental Hardships and Development Variance Permits

Posted on: 02 Apr, 2014

All-Terrain Consulting Ltd. has encountered many cases of Environmental Hardships when applying for Development Permits at the local municipalities. Property owners and developers become concerned with a reduced building footprint given the required property line setbacks, as well as setbacks from environmental features on the subject property such as watercourses, ditches, or other environmentally sensitive features.

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Erosion & Sediment Control Design

Erosion & Sediment Control Design

Posted on: 03 Mar, 2014

As an ESC instructor as well as a private consultant, the one thing I always tell students that are interested in getting into erosion and sediment control (ESC) design, is always go and visit your work site before you start putting pen to paper (or opening up AutoCAD), and walk around thinking about the different aspects of your site.

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ESC for Single-Family Developments

ESC for Single-Family Developments

Posted on: 19 Feb, 2014

When building a new large house where the disturbed area will exceed 2000 m2, an erosion and sediment control (ESC) plan will be required by the governing municipality.

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Property Assessments

Property Assessments

Posted on: 22 Jan, 2014

All-Terrain Consulting specializes in developable area and property feasibility studies, and has been working hand-in-hand with property owners, realtors, and developers in the Vancouver area over the past few years to help determine the developable area on properties where environmental contraints such as watercourses, sensitive wildlife habitat, wetlands, or forested areas are present.

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Rain Gardens and Bioswales

Rain Gardens and Bioswales

Posted on: 03 Jun, 2013

Rain gardens and bioswales have now become more popular options when designing storm water solutions to treat run-off from residential developments, parking lots, and industrial lots.

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Slow Sand Filtration Media for Use in ESC Design

Slow Sand Filtration Media for Use in ESC Design

Posted on: 29 Nov, 2012

As the title states: Sand Filtration can obtain amazing results. I have been incorporating sand filtration features into my ESC designs and have been able to avoid costly products by using simple sand.

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Property Feasibility Studies

Property Feasibility Studies

Posted on: 04 Jul, 2012

Whether buying, selling, subdividing, or densifying a development property, the best first step is to have a property feasibility report done on the site to determine its current "as-is" value, as well as its future, potential value once redeveloped. When undertaking a property feasibility study for undeveloped sites, it is essential to look at three things: the planning aspects of the site, the environmental features, and the engineering component.

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The Rolls-Royce of Sediment Control Ponds

The Rolls-Royce of Sediment Control Ponds

Posted on: 29 May, 2012

Hopefully you are all aware that your regular sediment control pond relies on time and very slow water velocity to drop the particles out of suspension to the bottom. If you were to look at your soils on site, you would notice that the particle size as compared to the volume and retention time of your average sediment control pond just doesn't cut it - not even close.So why even dig them in the first place? The simple answer to that, is because that's all people know how to do. Repeat past mistakes.

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Planning, Environmental, and Engineering Property Feasibility Reports

Planning, Environmental, and Engineering Property Feasibility Reports

Posted on: 06 May, 2012

All-Terrain Consulting Ltd. specializes in providing our clients with Planning, Environmental, and Engineering Property Feasibilities - in one all-inclusive report. These feasibility reports analize the property in question, and determine the highest and best use for development. At times the clients are interested  in determining their property's future potential and value, and in other cases it may be for a simple subdivision.

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Improving Erosion and Sediment Control Success on Construction Sites

Improving Erosion and Sediment Control Success on Construction Sites

Posted on: 13 Apr, 2012

In the Lower Mainland of British Columbia (Vancouver and its surrounding municipalities), the practice and enforcement of erosion and sediment control (ESC) on construction sites is in its infancy, and has yet to be properly managed and enforced.

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The End of the Sediment Pond?

The End of the Sediment Pond?

Posted on: 12 Mar, 2012

A method that I've used on a few sites is the use of above-ground, vertical, plastic storage tanks. They range from a 305 to a 10,000 gallon capacity and can be used as an alternative to sediment ponds on smaller-sized sites that don't have room to accommodate a sediment pond, or would rather avoid the costs associated with the construction and decommissioning of large sediment ponds.

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Passive vs. Mechanical Wheel Washes on Construction Sites

Passive vs. Mechanical Wheel Washes on Construction Sites

Posted on: 12 Mar, 2012

Wheel washes on site can be both beneficial and not. Wheel washes are primarily installed on muddy and potentially-problematic sites to remove the dirt and mud from the truck tires prior to leaving site.

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