1. The Construction Industry and its Negative Impact on the Environment
Construction sector is considered as one of the leading source of environmental pollution. Construction works significantly affects the environment in many ways. Here are some environmental impacts that may develop during the process.
1.Contamination of land and water life
Leakage of fuel, oil or any other toxic chemicals from the site area may pollute the land and water life in the region.
2.Landslides and mudslides
Construction works may influence water flows in the surrounding areas and might affect dwelling places nearby. Furthermore, the stripping of top soil as well as vegetation may result to gradual soil erosion, which may trigger landslides and mudslides.
3.Plants and animal activities
The presence of heavy equipments on the construction sites generates high level of noise and vibrations. These may disrupt the growth of plants and significantly the nesting, mating, migration and feeding activities of animals.
4.Bodies of water and soil
Water run-off contains oils, fuels, toxic chemicals from construction that may pollute the environment if they enter surrounding water and bodies of soil.
The effects of construction activities on the environment must be addressed. Frank Owens Contractors offers excellent utility services and rest assured that they will help on minimizing the potential damage of any construction works on the environment.