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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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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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The Dirt On Soil: Soil Properties and How They Affect Your Project

Dirt has a bad reputation. The word “dirt” finds its way into our phrases that often describe terrible things such as “dirt bag”, “getting all the dirt”, “dirt cheap” “dirt old” or “dirt poor”. We despise it when it invades our homes, cars and belongings and leaves tracks or layers of dust. Dirt and soil […]

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5 Ways to Reduce Parking Lot Design Costs With Permeable Pavers

Providing accessible and convenient parking for customers is a necessity for any business—from small, family-owned restaurants and stores to the largest commercial retailers. Building a new parking lot can be an expensive proposition, especially when factors like proper drainage systems and long-term maintenance are considered.   Traditional paving materials, like concrete and asphalt, can be […]

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The Pros and Cons of 3 Common Commercial Paving Methods

  Commercial parking lots, roadways and driveways must be able to withstand heavy loads, large volumes of traffic, and a variety of weather conditions with a minimal amount of maintenance and a long lifespan. Traditionally, the most durable and cost-effective materials for commercial paving applications have been asphalt and concrete, but now there are a wide […]

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5 Ways Porous Pavers are Better for the Environment Than Asphalt or Concrete

Today, most parking lots, roads, fire lanes, walkways, sidewalks and bike paths use asphalt or concrete when a hard, durable surface is necessary. Both materials work relatively well in such applications, but their impermeable nature leads to runoff problems, flooding, and erosion, plus they are difficult to install, costly and energy-intensive. Porous pavers, also known […]

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5 Ways Permeable Pavers Can Improve Your Commercial Paving Project

Posted on March 21 , 2016 by TRUEGRID Commercial paving systems must stand up to large volumes of heavy traffic, constant assaults from the sun and inclement weather, and pollutants such as oil, fuel and other automotive fluids. Both concrete and asphalt, the conventional materials used for commercial paving, tolerate theses forces relatively well, but […]

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5 Ways Permeable Pavers Improve Parking Lot Design

[Posted on December 31st, 2015 by: Barry Stiles]   Today, most parking lots are made from either asphalt or concrete, which initially provide a smooth surface for parking , but are expensive to install and typically require periodic applications of sealant to keep them in good condition. Additionally, once constructed, an existing parking lot can be […]

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