By Brian Hartman - Lead Compliance Manager, Minnesota // 2022-03-08
In states where snow is prevalent during the winter months, applying temporary stabilization prior to the start of winter is imperative. Applying temporary stabilization, such as hydromulch, straw mulch and erosion blanketing, ensures for a much smoother transition from winter into spring thaw. When snow and ice melt in the springtime, water and sediment start to flow at a very consistent and rapid pace. Ensuring disturbed areas have received temporary stabilization and all best management practices are in place prior to the winter months can drastically help reduce erosion and sediment displacement in the spring. Doing so will make for a much more compliant construction site in the springtime and will help reduce the risk of non-compliance with any state or local municipality.