Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control

Anytime a new construction project begins, one of the greatest threats to the environment is erosion. Site preparation can disturb delicate root structures that hold soil systems in place. Roads and paths necessary for the movement of heavy machinery unwittingly push unwanted sediment deep into groundwater. Construction projects can significantly change the grade of existing land and increase the amount of soil that is disturbed, and in turn, increase the rate of its erosion.

Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control

In 1909, Lawrence J. Henderson wrote in “The Harvard Classics”

“Progress is most often a step in the control of the environment to the end of better production. Such progress is not what the heart desires, but it is the one kind about which there can be no doubt.”

The consulting engineers and land survey professionals at Cannon & Cannon in Knoxville, Tennessee provide custom construction & engineering inspection services that can reduce the harmful effects of erosion. The dedicated team at CCI has decades of practical experience developing and implementing Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) in Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis Tennessee, Northern Georgia and Southern Kentucky, and utilizes every available resource to mitigate the environmental impact of new construction.

Certified by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Cannon & Cannon’s highly skilled and experienced team of erosion prevention & sediment control experts design site solutions that aid in erosion prevention and sediment control at construction sites, mitigate land disturbing activities and identify and reduce, when possible, the risk of pollution and stream siltation caused by construction activities.


  • Site Development EPSC Plans
  • Utility/Roadway EPSC Plans
  • CEI Services