ENCAP Erosion Control Minute – Sandbag Inlet Protection

We will be examining the installation of an alternative inlet protection practice. Utilizing sandbag barriers or J-Hooks can capture stormwater runoff on sloped roadways and minimize flooding of downstream inlets.

Gravel bag or sandbag inlet protection devices are popular in other parts of the nation, and this rarely utilized method of inlet protection can help solve difficult situations on active construction sites. Frequently, all stormwater runs to a few isolated low spots in residential streets during home building, leading to flooding and ponding issues on the roads. In heavy events, these ponded areas can flood to the extent that they create gully erosion and severe problems. Learn a method to solve this common problem using an innovative technique on this episode of the ENCAP- Erosion Control Minute.