The civil engineers were tasked with managing and treating 1,000 cubic feet of stormwater runoff within a 1,200 square foot area, most of which is a parking surface....
Bioretention Ponds and Bioswales are a key design strategy of a high performing multifunctional stormwater design. To keep these systems performing as intended, it is critical that a proper stand of vegetation is established. Because these systems are designed to flow and store a significant amount of water, standard practices might not be up to the task. The leading cause of biofiltration failure is upstream erosion that can build up extensive amounts of sediment on top of the filter. When looking for a stabilization solution, ask yourself:
- Can your vegetation plan handle flows that exceed 2CFS prior to vegetation?
- Can the hydromulch you are using manage the velocities of sheet flow?
- Will your application give you adequate coverage?
- Have you considered the quality of the existing soil and should amendments be used?
For a sustainable stand of grass, testing your soils to find out what they may be lacking for proper turf grass growth is critical. Also, you should consider scour protection on slopes and bends where water may move faster as it concentrates.
For optimal design performance and efficiency, learn more about all of Construction EcoServices’ turf management products listed to the right. No other company has a better combination of solutions for your Low Impact Development project.
Our Turf Management Products:
- Flexterra Flexible Growth Medium for Slope Stabilization (for flows to 3 F/S)
- GreenArmor Turf Reinforcement Mat (for flows to 30 F/S)
- ShoreFlex Turf Reinforcement Mat (for flows to 40 F/S)
- Flex MSE Vegetated Slopes System
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Why Choose Us?
Established in 2002, we provide our clients a proven, systematic approach and a reliable experienced team that can take all compliance logistical burdens off your shoulders. What could make your life simpler? One call. One point of contact. New project launches simplified. Compliance simplified. Compliance assured.
Other key reasons to choose us:
- We provide the most appropriate, cost-effective, and innovative solutions
- Our experience and expertise is the fundamental “product” our clients buy
- We focus on our customer’s success
- Our high degree of integrity
- Our ability to customize and problem solve
- All our field crew are OSHA 30
- We are agents of stormwater change
If achieving the highest level of compliance while reducing risk and lowering costs is important to you, then let’s work together. We provide full turnkey stormwater management consulting and solutions. All field crew are OSHA 30 certified.
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Stormwater: Why Care?
Stormwater management may seem like a relatively new industry, but it has actually been around since the Roman times. They knew, even back then, that managing stormwater runoff was a key issue to urban living. With poor stormwater management, both flooding and disease constantly wreaked havoc in ancient cities.
Not much has changed since then, except now, with more and more of the earth being covered over with cement and other impervious surfaces, the negative effects of poor stormwater management have increased exponentially. Our natural water supplies are at risk due to pollution and their lack of ability to recharge. The flowing of our waterways are at risk from erosion, sediment build up, and trash. And, our marine life is at risk, from all the chemicals finding their way into bodies of water.
Some may see stormwater management as just another unnecessary and unwanted cost to construction projects or property ownership and management. But, understanding the negative effects that poor or no stormwater management is causing should be a concern to us all. It affects where we live and play. It affects our marine-based food supply. It affects our dwindling water supply.
We care. It is why we do what we do.
While the rest of the country focused on treating one inch of rainfall, we were pushing the limits and learning how to manage the largest storms by using Low Impact Development (LID) / Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) solutions. We believed that if we could develop LID / GSI solutions in a place like Houston Texas, we could make them work anywhere.
Not only have we succeeded, but we have the the data, the case studies, and the experiences to prove it.
Since 2005, the team at Construction EcoServices and it’s partners around the country have dedicated their work to both the big discoveries and the small, that have drastically improved the performance and reliability of Low Impact Development. Collectively, they have been compiled here on this site, so that you may take advantage of the knowledge that has come from our success and failures.