Rebuilding a family house and adding an extension. Setting up a construction site with tools excavator and construction material.

How Erosion And Sediment Control Plan Affects The Building

This entry is part of 1 in the series Erosion and Sediment Control Plan (ESCP)

  Sediment control helps builders prevent soil, sand, and cement from reaching waterways. Even small amounts of erosion or pollution from the site can bring significant environmental damage or kill aquatic life. The pollution can block stormwater pipes. Ensure that all control plans are done in accordance with the mandatory requirements of the Planning and Permit […]

Property on a slope or high grade percentage

How to Calculate the Slope of Your Property for the ESCP

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Erosion & Sediment Control Plan (ESCP)

  Lately, on our blog, we have been discussing the new Erosion and Sediment Control Plan requirement. The Department of Permitting and Planning recently handed down the new requirement, which directly affects all . If you’ve been following our blog, you will recall that we discussed who all needs to have a plan and what […]

Bulldozers and front end loader working on a summer day, land disruption concept

A Guide to Calculate Your Project’s Land Disruption for the ESCP

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Erosion & Sediment Control Plan (ESCP)

  As part of our series of blogs regarding the Erosion and Sediment Control Plan, we are bringing you information about how to proceed with the project. Today, we want to focus on one aspect of the plan, land disruption. If you recall from our previous blogs, one of the first steps in creating the […]

House on dunes with strong erosion of dunes by the ocean

Tips to Help You Develop Your Erosion and Sediment Control Plan

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Erosion & Sediment Control Plan (ESCP)

Recently the Department of Permitting and Planning developed new regulations requiring Erosion and Sediment Control Plan for people doing construction on their property. This includes people who want to: Build a home Create a home addition Develop a Grade their land Install a driveway or sidewalk Install an in ground pool This is just a partial list […]

Residential estate, Maui, Hawaii

Do I Need an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan?

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Erosion & Sediment Control Plan (ESCP)

If you plan to do construction on your property such as building a home or other structure, it’s important to understand the new regulations set forth by the Department of Permitting and Planning. These regulations pertain to the erosion and sedimentation of your property and the property surrounding it. Here are the details of what is […]

Beachside foundation erosion

Foundation Erosion and How to Deal with It

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Trouble in Paradise

Foundation erosion is a common problem in Hawaii. For a number of reasons, not the least of which are rising sea levels and frequent flash floods. Whether your is beachfront or inland, and no matter which you live on, foundation erosion is one of the most devastating things that can happen to your home — and […]