Tag: stormwater runoff

Surface runoff (also known as overland flow) is the flow of water that occurs when excess stormwater, meltwater, or other sources flows over the earth’s surface. This might occur because soil is saturated to full capacity, because rain arrives more quickly than soil can absorb it, or because impervious areas (roofs and pavement) send their runoff to surrounding soil that cannot absorb all of it. Surface runoff is a major component of the water cycle. It is the primary agent in soil erosion by water.

Project Profile: From the Bottom to the Top

Project Profile: From the Bottom to the Top

“Construction, construction, construction. There is road construction as far as the eye can see.” This is probably what residents in Columbus, OH, think when they travel practically anywhere. And due to the multi-year Interstates 70/71 Columbus Crossroads project, much of the freeways in downtown Columbus will be under construction into

Under the Sea: A Memorial Reef

Under the Sea: A Memorial Reef

We have many recognizable monuments to honor and memorialize soldiers and service members, from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington DC to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Now there’s a new one—harder to see, perhaps, but very unusual in its form and

Stormwater Monitoring

Stormwater Monitoring

The most dramatic and identifying characteristic of water is that it is always moving. Even so-called standing water is never completely static; it’s either being drawn by gravity to seep down into the earth or being agitated by warmth at the surface to rise into the air as a vapor.

Reader Profile: Will Enoch

Reader Profile: Will Enoch

Will Enoch was first drawn into using interlocking concrete pavement (ICP) for its aesthetics. When the environmental benefits of permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) emerged—including its ability to infiltrate stormwater and pollution runoff and reduce erosion—his interest intensified. He started Enoch Group SPC (Segmental Pavement Consultants and Surveyors), specializing in

Gabions and Channel Stabilization

Gabions and Channel Stabilization

Perhaps nothing tests the stabilization of a channel or streambank like a significant flood event, such as Hurricane Harvey delivered in 2017. Such events highlight whether a long-established gabion installation has withstood the test of time.

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PAVEDRAIN LLC
The PaveDrain system is a patented, permeable paving surface designed with the joints between the blocks left open for an unprecedented infiltration rate (i.e., no rocks). Maintenance is accomplished with conventional street vacuuming equipment or the PaveDrain Vac Head. PaveDrain is ADA Compliant, HS-25 load rated, manufactured throughout the

Unseen Connections

Unseen Connections

Pipes of all kinds are mostly out of sight, out of mind. People know and appreciate the danger of a leak from a gas pipe. They understand the difficulties that come from a break in a sewer line. But they seldom consider or have a passing thought about pipes that

Mowing for Water Quality

Mowing for Water Quality

Mowers are, literally and figuratively, the cutting edge for managing vegetation. And with new technologies and designs, they offer solutions that are also cost-effective.

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