With winter weather closing in on us, it’s important to remember the care that goes into upkeeping a jobsite in the colder months. Our main goal at USA Civil is to complete a job efficiently, while maintaining the integrity of our staff, equipment, and jobsite. We accomplish this by using the following practices:
1. Work in Appropriate Sections
Make sure that each day’s work is divided and planned out, to ensure that work started in the morning will be completed by the end of the workday. Leaving ground open can invite water or morning dew to settle in, resulting in a long morning of waiting for the ground to dry. With shorter daylight hours, an error like this could cause long working delays.
2. Continue to Maintain Erosion Control Measures
State and local laws reflect Erosion Control Measures that must be taken to reduce damage to stream channels, damage to water, and damage to property. These are done to mitigate flooding, low water quality, and injury to wildlife. Simple examples of these measures include: using a gravel entrance to site, using catch basins for water run-off, scraping or sweeping mud instead of rinsing it away, and either covering or removing any waste that may be onsite.
Always keeping the site rolled in and compacted to reduce weather impact is imperative to the infrastructure and environment around the site.
3. Keep Equipment Clean
At the end of shifts or workdays, it’s important to clean equipment as a preventative measure. Mud, dirt, and dust can freeze and become abrasive. This results in significant wear and tear. Dirty equipment can also contribute to working delays by increasing lost working time and expensive, unnecessary repairs. It also poses danger to operators and the crew, so is an important factor for safety. If cleanliness is upkept, cleaning is less strenuous and more efficient.
These few simple measures ensure that jobs are completed on-time or early, our equipment is safe, and our environmental impact to the area is little to none. Learn more about what we do at USA Civil.
USA Materials is home to a state-of-the-art aggregate production facility, focusing on the production of recycled concrete aggregates. With the Construction Demolition and Recycling Association estimating that over 140 million tons of concrete are recycled every year in the U.S., it’s important that we educate on why it should be.
It Saves You Money!
Our customers are benefitting from noticeable savings on their projects by using recycled concrete aggregates versus quarried stone. This is due to the reduction of transportation and disposal costs, along with the fact that RCAs yield 15% or more volume by weight over quarried stone.
It’s Environmentally Friendly!
Natural resources are conserved seeing that upcycling a product is far more efficient than creating a new one. Recycled concrete aggregates ensure that landfill space is not mindlessly taken up by a product that can easily be reused. Concrete is not biodegradable and takes up a lot of space, leading to environmental concerns later down the line. Energy is also conserved by the reduction of trucks needed throughout the process.
It Offers You Flexibility!
Whether you are a contractor or updating the outside of your home, recycled concrete can be used in a multitude of ways. USA Materials is actively recycling, so no matter the size or amount, we can supply you with the proper materials.
How It’s Done
Materials are loaded into our crushers and screeners, which are fitted with electromagnetic belts. This process separates the metal and debris from the crushed material. The metal is then recycled and sold for scrap. The crushed material is checked by quality control inspectors to ensure that it is pure and maintains the high standard that USA Materials expects from our products.
For more information on our products and services, visit USA Materials.
Sustainability is a word that often focuses on the impact towards the environment. In reality, sustainability concerns the depletion of resources, including the environment, but also the maintenance of what already exists. We want to be a part of a sustainable construction sector socially, environmentally, and economically.
Our Social Impact
At USA Civil, we believe that the key to success is thorough and proper planning, along with a team that focuses on safety and the environment. Not only do we believe in providing a best-value solution to our clients, we believe in doing so with the protection of our team, the public, and the environment in and around the areas where we work. Our team follows a detailed approach to preemptively solve potential problems and to minimize disruptions to the public.
Our Environmental Impact
Because our customers live and operate out of a multitude of areas, it is important that we are adaptable to the many environmental settings we may work in. We perform with minimal impact to the environment by providing equipment and any necessary materials needed for the job- for example, stone or timber mats. Having a focus on sustainability, we are always striving to improve the ways in which we provide service.
Our Economic Impact
Due to our expertise in the business, we not only provide the labor and equipment for installation, but also provide and manufacture the materials needed for the job. Our methods and fleet of equipment allow us to minimize costs and resources, while continuing to excel in proficiency and innovation.
The next time you’re looking for a reputable company to perform in Civil Construction, Power Transmission, Power Generation, Erosion and Sediment Control, Access and Road Building, and Plant Facilities Management, reach out to USA Civil!