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 Construction Site Mulching


Code References

  • "All disturbed ground left inactive for 10 or more days shall be stabilized by seeding or sodding, or by mulching or covering, or other equivalent control measure." (Reference: Section 290-7.2.e-3 of the City Code of Ordinances).
  • "If {soil or dirt storage piles are} remaining for more than 10 days, they shall be stabilized by mulching, vegetative cover, tarps, or other means." (Reference: Section 290-7.2.e-6 of the City Code of Ordinances).

 Quick Tips

  • Mulch shall be inspected weekly at minimum and within 24 hours after a precipitation event of 0.5 inches or greater.
  • Displaced mulch shall be reapplied and properly anchored.
  • Mulch shall be placed within 24 hours of seeding.
  • Mulch shall cover a minimum of 80% of the soil surface for unseeded areas and at least 70% of the soil surface for seeded areas.
  • The anchoring of mulch shall be based on the type of mulch applied, site conditions, and accomplished by crimping, netting, or tackifiers.

Applicable Standard

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