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 create conduits for surface runoff that can transport sediment into streams, creeks, wetlands and rivers.

Cannon & Cannon places a high priority on the preventing soil erosion because in most cases, once displaced, soil is very difficult to replace.

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.”

Erosion is going to happen. Our job is to prevent soil erosion whenever possible and when it does happen, reduce its impact on lakes, streams and rivers.

The Consulting Engineers and Field Surveying professionals at Cannon & Cannon provide custom Construction & Engineering Inspection Services that can reduce the harmful effects of erosion.

We utilize industry recognized Best Management Practices (BMP’s) to reduce sediment from stormwater including the use of sediment basins, traps, check drains, silt dams and flocculent.

The dedicated team at Cannon & Cannon has decades of practical experience developing and implementing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) in large cities and small communities throughout Tennessee and Kentucky and is Certified by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and CPESC.

Every project deserves advanced erosion prevention. Let the experienced team of erosion mitigation experts at Cannon & Cannon put their experience to work for you today.


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