The Different Types of Surface Drainage Systems

The Different Types of Surface Drainage Systems

Surface drainage systems are canals that are created for runoff water. They contain shallow ditches that are dug in a parallel pattern. Knowing the different types of surface drainage systems, their purpose, and how to choose will allow you to decide on the best route for a given property.

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An Introduction To Bio-Swales and Their Uses

An Introduction To Bio-Swales and Their Uses

There are a lot of advantages to bio-swales. They improve water quality by protecting local waterways from the pollutants in stormwater. The reduction of non-point pollution is accomplished by filtering this stormwater. Bio-swales also benefit the environment by creating a wildlife habitat for creatures such as birds and butterflies. According to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), a four-meter bio-swale has the ability to reduce twenty-five percent of rainfall runoff, making them effective in naturally filtering this water. This is an introduction to bio-swales and their uses.

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Ways To Counter the Negative Effects of Urban Runoff

Ways To Counter the Negative Effects of Urban Runoff
Urban runoff is an issue more and more people outside of the water preservation/conservation realm are becoming familiar with in recent decades.

Though we all understand water is important and pollutants are bad for the environment, the strides of the general public toward keeping water cleaner is a more recent endeavor. There have always been people within society who have understood the significance of our role on Earth and the elements, but now we’re all becoming more aware. With a better comprehension, we can more clearly understand the ways to counter the negative effects of urban runoff in order to better preserve our water and environment.

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Stormwater Management: What It Is and Why It’s Important

Stormwater Management: What It Is and Why It’s Important

Based on our day-to-day practices and the chemicals we use, we are slowly but surely polluting the ground, as well as the freshwater we so desperately need to survive. Often, we consider stormwater to be nature’s wheelhouse, or a city problem, but we continuously fail to see how we affect the water and what we can do to help remedy ongoing issues. Understanding stormwater management, what it is, and why it’s important will allow our communities to join efforts with associations dedicated to water preservation and protection.

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The Difference Between a French Drain and a Trench Drain

The Difference Between a French Drain and a Trench Drain
There are many different types of drainage solutions that exist currently. Each works best in specific scenarios, making drainage decisions very important.

There are many effective ways of removing water from a property and directing it to the appropriate channels. French and trench drains are two styles used to move water offsite, but the variances between them are often misunderstood. Both are the first defense against onsite water collection, but one is a surface structure while the other is a subsurface structure. Knowing the difference between a French drain and a trench drain will help you understand why picking the versatility of a trench drain makes more sense.

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What To Consider for Slot Drain Specifications

What To Consider for Slot Drain Specifications

Different projects require a variety of drainage options based on whether grates are wanted or needed. Many factors will determine which type of system best suits the task. Slot drains are durable, easy to clean and sanitize, visually discrete, resistant to corrosion and temperature, and are load class rated. Knowing what to consider for slot drain specifications may help you decide if one is right for your project.

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Common Drainage Challenges of Commercial Properties

Common Drainage Challenges of Commercial Properties

Admit it—you rarely never give the drain solutions outside of your property another thought. However, we can play a large part in how functional the drain solutions in our areas and towns are. Understanding how common drainage challenges of commercial properties occur may incentivize you to take a more active role in defending fresh water. Knowing how to evaluate the way water pools, runs, and is absorbed will help you identify issues.

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Ways To Maintain Your Drainage System

Ways To Maintain Your Drainage System

We often take our drainage systems for granted. We flush or pour all kinds of things down them without giving it a second thought. This is even more true when it comes to our outside surface drains. Knowing the best ways to maintain your drainage system will keep it problem-free longer and save you a ton on untimely repairs. 

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Tips for Choosing the Right Drainage Grates

Tips for Choosing the Right Drainage Grates
Drain systems are more beneficial than you expect to the general population in any given area. The first defense against water contamination is proper drainage.

Understanding how we can preserve and conserve our freshwater supply is contingent on the systems we put in place. It’s important, of course, that we take proper disposal practices seriously when it comes to possible water contaminants. Following tips for choosing the right drainage grates will only contribute to the sustainability of freshwater near you.

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How To Manage Water Runoff in a Sustainable Way

How To Manage Water Runoff in a Sustainable Way

Knowing what to do to protect our water first takes identifying the reasons water gets contaminated. Once established, we can find out what we can do to prevent it from becoming polluted and educate ourselves further. Following best practices on how to manage water runoff in a sustainable way is not only better for the area in which you live, but also better for the Earth.

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