One of the leading causes of pollution cited by the EPA comes from construction vehicles tracking dirt out from construction sites. Sediment and other pollutants washed from trucks can quickly end up in other water bodies or stormwater, which is a violation of the Clean Water Act.
EPA rules don’t list any specific techniques or equipment, however, they do mandate comprehensive pollution-prevention plans be in place for construction projects. And, they stipulate whatever plan is in place has to have a positive impact.
The number of companies offering quick-response and heavy-duty sweeping for the construction industry is relatively small. If you specifically want sweeping services for site cleanup, make sure you hire a contractor with a good amount of construction sweeping experience. It is also important they have the type of heavy-duty sweepers that are needed for the job.
In most cases, mechanical broom sweepers such as the Schwarze M6 Avalanche are ideal for this application. The transverse-broom action of these types of sweepers is needed to remove that packed-down dirt and debris typically found on construction sites. The high dump feature of this type of sweeper allows the specialized equipment to remain on the job site by off-loading the debris into a dump truck that can then haul to a designated dump site. Street sweepers, equipped with dust control systems, also prevent dust from entering the atmosphere and polluting the air we breathe.
On any job, you need someone capable of achieving the best possible results, especially under the most demanding conditions. When it comes to construction sites, this is especially true. The sweeper’s job can change almost hourly, and this means that each job site can potentially have a wide variety of new and interesting challenges.
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