4 Green Ways to Flood-Proof Your Property

Combined with the extreme rain and storm patterns we’ve seen over recent years, urban development is one of the biggest contributors to today’s heightened risks of flood damage. Development will always continue, and growth is inevitable for any healthy economy. However, the impervious concrete and asphalt layouts of the past are the same solutions that contractors most […]

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The Complete Guide to Permeable Paving Systems

The Complete Guide to Permeable Paving Systems Permeable paving systems are porous, so they allow water to infiltrate the pavement and drain into the ground or sub-base rock underneath. These paving systems are just as strong and durable as traditional paving materials such as concrete, asphalt, or compacted gravel. Several types of porous paving grids […]

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What can the little guy do to help protect against flooding?

Flooding is top of mind across the country with the extreme weather patterns over the last few years. It seems that 500-year floods come every few years now. As urban sprawl increases, the ability to absorb the impact of heavy rain events worsens dramatically. More buildings plus more concrete plus more asphalt equals more flooded […]

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How can you eliminate your detention pond and save money?

All commercial sites need to consider stormwater management when being designed and developed. The traditional way to design for stormwater management is take a big chunk of land on a new site and use it to build a detention pond. The pond is designed to have capacity to detain the runoff from the entire piece […]

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The best way to a headache-free gravel lot

Are you over maintaining an existing gravel lot?   Are you over maintaining an existing gravel lot?  Tired of the mud when it rains or dust when it’s dry?  Sick of the constant maintenance and cost of bringing in more aggregate to fill potholes and ruts? …not to mention the wear n’ tear these issues […]

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DECK™ Intro at Medical Products Manufacturer

The TRUEGRID DECK™, the latest patent pending addition to the TRUEGRID PRO PLUS system, made its debut recently in a 64,000 sf employee parking lot for a medical products manufacturer. 1200 sf of DECK was installed for handicap parking spaces attached to the gravel filled PRO PLUS lot. Industrial Strength DECK has a permeable, gravel free […]

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How can you eliminate your detention pond?

Let’s keep the detention but get rid of the pond. Storm water detention is an absolute must. As development and construction spreads, nature is bound and gagged by the spread of impervious surfaces – buildings and the ubiquitous excess of concrete and asphalt. The natural process of storm water infiltrating naturally unrestricted into soils and […]

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North Houston Bike Park parking lots completed

North Houston Bike Park parking lots completed, park set to open in early 2018 TRUEGRID helps future site of the 2020 UCI BMX World Championships save a million dollars by eliminating detention pond In October 2016, Union Cyclist International (UCI) announced that Houston would host the 2020 UCI BMX World Championships—the world’s largest BMX racing […]

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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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