How Permeable Pavements Help to Prevent Urban Flooding

Written by Emily Matlovich of Design Ideas for the Built World In recent years there has been an increase in flash floods occurring in urban environments. According to The United States Geological Survey (USGS), the floods are caused by changes in land use associated with urban development.  Some of these changes include the removal of land masses […]

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Detention and Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is not yet over and stormwater detention is top priority for most rebuilding communities. Billions of dollars of damage have been caused by flooding across our nation with the deadly combination of extreme rain events and too much concrete. Detention ponds cannot keep up with the combination of the rain deluge, overflowing bayous […]

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TRUEGRID® Paver featured on Home Cents Live – AM 950

Listen in as Home Cents Live radio show host Mike Landry interviews TRUEGRID®  Founder and CEO Barry Stiles about the benefits of TRUEGRID Permeable pavers and how they can help eliminate the need to build detention ponds. Mike also talks to preferred TRUEGRID contractor Brian Brown and his experience with the product.       […]

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TRUEGRID® Paver featured on Home Cents Radio – AM 950

Listen in as TRUEGRID® Paver Founder and CEO Barry Stiles joins the Home Cents radio show in Houston. He sits down with host Mike Landry to discuss the benefits of using TRUEGRID® Permeable Pavers in the wake of recent flooding. TRUEGRID® products are coded with the City of Houston and has been installed in more 1 […]

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Wabash Feed & Garden’s new store features TRUEGRID® parking lot

The Wabash Feed & Garden Store, beloved century-old Houston icon, has relocated. Wabash is a throwback country store featuring bunnies, chickens, natural dog treats, grapefruit trees, gardening tools, organic soil, and more. You can find quality goods sold by knowledgeable staff who are happy to help everyday gardeners go green. When Wabash decided it was time […]

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Are You Being Taxed For Impervious Surfaces On Your Property?

Taxes on  impervious surfaces can come in many shapes and forms. Whether it’s called rain tax, drainage fee, stormwater fee or impervious tax, this fee is generally dependent on the surface area of impervious cover that is present on site. Are Impervious Surfaces Taxed?: Learn to Save More Money Impervious Surfaces Does More Harm Than […]

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Low Water Landscaping: Discover Efficient Lawn Care

Understand what goes on behind the scenes with these facts before you start watering your yard during those hot summer days. Of the 37 major aquifers around the world, 21 aquifers have entered into the “negative zone”, which means they are losing more water than they can replace. U.S. aquifer, Ogallala, makes possible about one-fifth […]

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4 Reasons You Need to Invest in Low Impact Development

During the construction of large buildings and development, the environment is damaged and disrupted. The flow of water is affected, vegetation is ripped out and communities of animals are forced out. In an effort to cut down on the environmental devastation, low impact development techniques are used as a solution. Low impact development, LID, can […]

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NYC Ferry Completed One Month Ahead of Schedule

Two new routes at the NYC Ferry have been opened one month ahead of schedule. The mayor, other city officials and fellow New Yorkers rejoiced with a celebratory opening ceremony as the Mayor Bill de Blasio announced “a new era begins in New York City.” The new ferry system, which includes the Rockaway and East River […]

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Create a Sustainable Home Design for the Eco-Friendly Client

Some clients need different requirements for the kind of projects they are visualizing but it is your job as a professional to make that visualization a realization. When hired to build a residential building, you are hired for your experience, your knowledge, and your professional recommendations. You are expected to know the time needed to […]

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