Groundworks and other site preparation activities possess environmental threats that must be dealt with before conducting any engineering works. Investigation of the overall ecological effects of the removal of vegetation and other ecological features requires comprehensive study and research. Moreover, even if thorough study is performed, measures must also be taken to reduce any possible environmental effects of the project on the region.
Some of the environmental impacts that may develop are listed below:
1.Contamination on the area
The leakage of chemicals like oil, methane and other toxic substances used in construction activity may influence the water quality and the soil in the working site as well as in the surrounding areas.
2.Change in the waterways
Construction works may change waterways in surrounding areas and may badly affect people living in the area. In addition, the grading of surface soil and stripping of vegetation’s may result to landslides and mudslides.
3.Noise and vibrations
Noise and the trembling of the soil made by construction machineries can negatively affect the growth of plants and propagation of animals.
Proper disposal of toxic materials must be implemented to avoid these chemicals from harming nearby streams and rivers by means of water run-off.
Several factors must be taken into consideration to protect the environment from harm. Frank Owens Contractors provides quality utility services in Northern and Southern Ireland for more than two decades. Through detailed study and planning, they will ensure that all possible considerations are taken to minimize the potential effects of the project on the environment.