Effective stormwater management minimizes flood risks and property damage, reduces environmental impacts and maintains compliance with state and federal laws. Belgard Commercial’s experts will work with the civil engineer with any design or planning issues related to Permeable Pavers to protect your property, preserve drinking water supplies and meet impervious cover requirements.
Preserving our Drinking Water Supply Through Stormwater Management Solutions
When utilizing PICPs or SRW enclosures as infiltration galleries to recharge the local groundwater as part of a Stormwater Management plan, there are a number of factors that can come into play. The experts at Belgard Commercial can help you determine the best PICP system design or retaining wall configuration to optimize the design based on local soil conditions, the slope of the terrain, and storage requirements.
Controlling Stormwater Runoff Volumes
Belgard Commercial’s overall goal is to mimic, if not improve upon, a site's predevelopment hydrology by strategically controlling stormwater runoff volumes. Whether the strategy is to maximize stormwater infiltration, temporarily store the water for controlled discharge, or harvest water for reuse purposes, Belgard will help you develop a system to achieve your goals and find a stormwater runoff solution that’s right for you.
Controlling Peak Stormwater Discharge Rates
The experts at Belgard Commercial can work with your design team to minimize the downstream hydrological impacts of a commercial development through the use of PICPs to remove stormwater pollutants, retaining walls to stabilize soil and control erosion, and underground storage options to reduce the thermal impact on receiving waters and aquatic life.
Preventing Downstream Impacts
The experts at Belgard can work with your design team to minimize the downstream hydrological impacts of a commercial development through the use of PICPs to remove pollutants, retaining walls to stabilize soil and control erosion, and underground storage options to reduce the thermal impact on receiving waters and aquatic life.
Improving Stormwater Quality
Belgard Commercial can help you determine how to use SRWs to stabilize slopes and minimize, if not eliminate, erosion that detrimentally impacts stormwater quality. In addition, PICPs are recognized by the U.S. EPA to improve water runoff quality by effectively reducing Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Total Phosphorus (TP), and Total Nitrogen (TN), amongst other chemicals, from already contaminated water.
Minimizing Land Consumed for Stormwater Runoff Management
The Belgard Commercial team provides creative solutions that maintain compliance with state and local ordinances while consuming much less land than the traditional retention/detention pond, or allow for alternative uses during dry periods. For example, retaining walls can be utilized to build amphitheater seating into the banks of the pond, thereby creating a functional recreational complex. Another option is to use SRWs to reduce the pond's footprint by creating near vertical side slopes. In addition, PICPs can eliminate the need for ponds altogether.
Meeting Impervious Cover Requirements
Local regulations often limit the amount of impervious cover that can exist on a site. The Belgard Commercial team can help you design a PICP system that will optimize land use and increase the allowable building footprint to maximize a site's potential income.
Contact Belgard Commercial for more information about our commercial hardscape environmental services and stormwater management solutions.