Groundworks and other site preparation activities can significantly affect the environment. Protecting the environment from harm due to construction works requires thorough study and research. Moreover, even if detailed assessment is done, actions must also be taken to reduce any potential ecological impacts of the project on the area.
Here are four factors that damage the environment:
1.Leakage of hazardous chemicals
During construction operation, possible leakage of hazardous chemicals is inevitable. These substances may affect the pH level of water and soil in the area if ignored.
2.Loss of habitats from the area
Excessive noise and vibration during construction operation may interrupt the feeding and sleeping patterns of plants and animals. This will lead to the destruction of habitats for plants and animals and may possibly result to the complete loss of all plant and animal life in the area.
3.Chemicals on water run-off
During clearing activities, surface water runoff might carry loosened topsoil and toxic chemicals that may pollute waterways such as rivers, streams and strings.
Sections where constructions have destroyed vegetation are at high-risk landslides and mudslides due to increase water runoff on these critical areas.
The environment can be damaged when certain structures are being built. Frank Owens Contractors provide quality contracting services while reassuring that their methods and processes used will mitigate impacts of construction. They seek to protect the environment and conserve resources for the future generation.