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Effective Stormwater Management Is Crucial To Modern Properties

August 28, 2011 | Joe Wilson | Posted in Home Improvement

Every construction project has to take into account the effect of weather to the property. The pooling of rainwater on top of the property during rainstorms is among the important issues that builders address during construction of a property. Effective stormwater management is really a key feature in modern properties and over many years, engineers have devised plenty of methods and products that simply solve this concern.

Most property developers manage the rainwater runoff by building underground vaults on open parts of the property. Like parking lots, parks, playgrounds, etc. Rather than rainwater pooling in the surface, the water flows through drains into these water vaults and prevents flooding round the development site. This provides value for the property especially to areas that rainstorms are the norm.

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Greg Black writes about keeping water on site

Your Construction Site Must Stay Clean From Water

August 27, 2011 by Greg Black

Every construction project has to take into account the effect of weather to the property. The pooling of rainwater on top of the property during rainstorms is one of the important conditions that builders address during construction of a property. Effective stormwater management is a key feature in modern properties and over the years, engineers have devised plenty of methods and products that simply solves this problem.

Most property developers manage the rainwater runoff by building underground vaults on open areas of the property. Like parking lots, parks, playgrounds, etc. Instead of rainwater pooling in the surface, the water flows through drains into these water vaults and prevents flooding throughout the development site. This gives value to the property especially to areas that rainstorms are the norm.

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Percoa is your option for keeping water on site

Urban Breakthrough: Pervious Concrete. Posted on June 24, 2011 by Dane Carlson

Here is a great video of pervious concrete in action follow the link below

Urban Breakthrough: Pervious Concrete

Pervious Concrete and ADA Compliance – Pervious Concrete: The Road Less Raveled: By Jon Hansen, Concrete Infocus

Jon Hansen writes about the places and benefits of using pervious concrete.

In the current issue of Concrete Infocus he writes on how pervious concrete fits in to the ADA compliance requirements.  The article clearly details the different elements of ADA that apply to pervious concrete.

Effects of Stormwater management and how you can effect change

I came across this blog titled : Stormwater Management: How it Affects You, in the Oak Open News.

There is a need to educate the public on measures that they can take to reduce pollutants found in stormwater.

I found this an interesting and insightful post, I would also add that using Percoa slabs will contribute to the solution of stormwater management.

Pervious Concrete :Because we’re not Impervious to the Consequences of Water Contamination by Chris Pederson

Pervious Concrete :Because we’re not Impervious to the Consequences of Water Contamination

Here is an article that Chris Pederson wrote about us in Depphave Life: Percoa on page 16

Lafarge promotes sustainability

Lafarge sells and produces cement and ready- mixed concrete among other things. They supply companies such as ours with the raw materials to produce Percoa. It is great to see that they are serious about sustainability.

This was recently written and posted on the Concrete SmartBrief  information page “One such leader is Lafarge, which says on its North America website, that sustainable construction involves reducing a building’s impact throughout its life, while “controlling cost and preserving aesthetics and comfort.”

The company now devotes about half of its R&D investments to sustainable construction. It has a research center which is the first laboratory in the world devoted entirely to building materials and it works on both improving existing products and developing new ones both better and more friendly to the environment.

A major thrust in Lafarge’s efforts is partnering with universities and research centers, sharing knowledge and expertise. (SOURCE Korky Koroluk an Ottawa-based freelance writer)

 

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