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TIMBER MATS: THE RIGHT PATH FOR SOLAR FARM CONSTRUCTION

On May 1, 2019 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Once a little more than a far-off prediction of life in the 21st century, solar power is finally flourishing. Advancements in technology have made it a viable replacement for traditional fossil fuels in many respects, and its prospects continue to improve. As harnessing the power of sunlight to meet our needs becomes more feasible, the need for the infrastructure to realize it grows. Solar farms are emerging all around the world, presenting new opportunities for energy providers but also many of the same old challenges as oil and gas pipelines and hydroelectric dams.

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BUILDERS: HOW TO CREATE YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PLAN

On March 31, 2019 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Builders already have tremendous responsibilities to their clients and their crews. A successful project has to be cost-effective, efficient and safe for all involved. But they also have a responsibility to do their work with as much care for the environment as possible. This is especially true for projects that are built on or near sensitive wetland areas.

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HOW TO CONTROL SOIL EROSION ON CONSTRUCTION SITES

On March 27, 2019 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Builders move a lot of earth on the job site, but not always intentionally. When the ground erodes as a result of construction activity, it can have a significant impact on the surrounding area. By impacting the land in a number of ways, crews make it more vulnerable to erosion from wind, water and movement. Grading and filling have the potential to significantly degrade soil quality, and sediment can wash down into nearby water sources. This can have a devastating impact on wildlife and vegetation, causing rampant environmental harm. This is why contractors have a responsibility to figure out how to prevent soil erosion during construction.

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