Cleaning Up a Dirty Business – Street Sweeping Dirt, Dust and Mud at Construction Sites

The work at construction sites is very different than street sweeping parking lots or the streets in your town. Yes, many street sweeping companies make their living by cleaning HOA developments, nearby malls, and municipal streets. Rarely do you find a street cleaning company that can do both.

If you are a grading or excavation contractor, moving dirt may be the easiest part of your job. Keeping that dirt from leaving your site in the form of mud stuck to the tires of trucks or as dust blowing in the wind can be a whole lot harder.

The Goal and Process of Construction Sweeping

The goals and process of street sweeping construction sites are very different from the goals of street sweeping a parking lot. Construction sweeping is not static. As vehicles, dirt and materials are brought into a site, mud, dust and dirt collect and it needs to be removed at regular intervals.

Broom sweepers and spraying plenty of water sprayed onto the road surface will help loosen things up while keeping dust to a minimum. Broom sweepers are much better equipped that air sweepers for construction sites.

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Pro-Tip – If your site requires heavy construction street cleaning which require heavy duty sweepers, make sure you hire a reputable company with licensed drivers who have also been safety trained. Companies in NJ like C&L Services have a fleet of street sweepers and highly trained operators who hold certifications and special licenses.

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If you a contractor, builder, developer, or project manager you understand construction sites are inherently messy. It is important to keep the job site (construction site) clean and orderly for the lifetime of the project. As construction moves along, weather and other factors might affect how often construction sweeping will need to be scheduled and performed.

Following the Law (NPDES)

Containing dirt mud and dust at a construction site isn’t just a good idea. It’s the law. The US Environmental Protection Agency National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System rules require the project owner or contractor to take steps to protect air and water quality and to minimize offsite transport of sediment by weather, stormwater runoff, wind or other means.

Clouds of dust and muddy streets can pose a safety hazard as well as fine dust particles can impair health by causing respiratory issues. Using the right street sweeping company with years of experience and a great reputation for sweeping construction sites is your first step toward compliance with local, state a federal law.

construction street sweeping services by C&L

Clouds of dust and muddy streets can pose a safety hazard as well as fine dust particles can impair health by causing respiratory issues. Using the right street sweeping company with years of experience and a great reputation for sweeping construction sites is your first step toward compliance with local, state a federal law.

No matter where your pavement is at in it’s current life cycle, C&L Services can inspect and recommend a maintenance program for you that will save you money in the long run. How long your parking lot, driveway or roadway lasts all depends on if it is being properly cared for. Contact us today for a free estimate (732) 886-1940 or click here for more information.

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