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The 3 Top Ways Construction Can Combat Flood Damage

The 3 Top Ways Construction Can Combat Flood Damage   Natural disasters are inevitable, unpredictable, and devastating, as when a recent downpour in Rainier, Oregon, caused water levels to rise six inches, severely damaging property and affecting the town’s utilities. Weather events like these put life on hold. For the construction industry in particular, flooding washes piles […]

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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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7 Ways Permeable Pavers Can Save You Money

7 Ways Permeable Pavers Can Save You Money TRUEGRID Permeable Pavers not only combat flooding but, by replacing your detention pond, can also be a great way to save money. Permeable paving is a key tool of Low Impact Development design and is encouraged by cities coast-to-coast. Here’s a few ways to save with TRUEGRID. […]

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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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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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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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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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