It is extremely important for both, property owner’s and prospective buyers, to be fully aware of the environmental protection laws. When building a new commercial property, or a home, construction companies, must be aware of any potential damage they can cause if they are not notified of the type of area they are looking to build upon.
Most construction companies or property owners looking to develop their property, will come up with an environmental protection plan. This environmental protection plan, outlines the mandatory laws or requirements for the people working on the land. For example, if the site being built, stands close to a wetland preservation area, the workers must stay as far away from the boundaries of that wetland preserve.
Crossing into the protected area can not only cause the collapse of the structure, but also, it can lead to severe consequences pertaining to the violation of particular environmental laws. The wetlands are seen as a crucial spot for certain species of birds to breed, as well as an excellent source for oxygen production. Taking these things into consideration, as well as the fact that the ecological chain is dependent on organisms that dwell in these environments, wetlands are a pivotal ecosystem. Now aside from these areas, how can the environmental protection plan affect a household built in a general non wetland area is a question widely pondered.
When a property is built, soil needs to be moved around, as foundations are dug up and structures are raised. The movement of the topsoil can result in erosion, and possible problems with rainfall by disturbing the ground. This would not only affect the lot where the home is built, but also the areas around it, where the soil would get washed away by rainfall over time. Certain erosion control measures need to be taken by the companies to prevent this from happening, according to guidelines in the environmental protection plan.
This can avoid possible disaster later on, by implementing these measures at the base (literally) of the construction. Somewhat related to this issue, such a plan should also contain measures regarding storm water. The diversion of storm water into sewers is extremely important to prevent such things as erosion, or flooding in an area.
The particular environment around which a home can be built, can help determine the amount of rainfall experienced, and if heavy in the area, take certain precautions in the construction phase to promote the proper diversion of storm water. A survey of the land must be conducted based on previous patterns, of course taking into consideration the new obstacles created during construction. It is important that the storm water be guided to appropriately placed storm drains. If a house lacks gutter trenches where there is heavy precipitation, the rain fall in front of a house on a path walkway heavily can collect varying sediments.
This water can then (during a downpour or constant rainfall) make its way down to the grass (commonly filled with fertilizer) of a property. The water then finally reaches the street, where by going to the storm drain, has carried a great amount of fertilizer with it. If these storm drains empty to the waterways, then you have a contamination issue from that property. These are some examples of the measures that must be implemented into an environmental protection plan, to ensure the safety of a property, as well as the surrounding areas.