Merlo Caterpillar Excavation Tractor

Excavation Dos and Don’ts

If you are in the process of conducting carrying out excavation work such as clearing a plot of land, digging drainage channels, and installing new utilities, it is important that you take steps to protect your workforce. Excavation work can be a risky business. Accidents which occur during an excavation can result in serious injury or death. Below is a …

Retention Pond

How Retention Ponds Work

How Detention and Retention Ponds Work Detention and retention ponds are both essential features in modern stormwater management practice. Both are designed based on similar principles, with minor differences. Why Do We Need Detention & Retention Ponds? Found in almost every suburban development, these man-made ponds ensure large volumes of rainwater are contained. This is because infrastructures such as sidewalks, …

Asphalt Driveway Construction

Removing Asphalt Driveway

Steps for Removing an Asphalt Driveway If your asphalt driveway is old and cracked and has an inadequate foundation, improper drainage design, and costly maintenance, it may be time for you to remove it. Figure 1. An old, cracked, asphalt driveway. Removing asphalt DIY-style can be a physically intensive task. It can also take up to a week to complete …

Underground Sewage

Advantages and Disadvantages of Underground Utilities

Advantages and Disadvantages of Underground Utilities Storm and sewer water, if left unmanaged, has the potential to cause unintended damage to residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Also, unmanaged storm and sewer water can harm pedestrians and the environment. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of underground water utility management is an important factor when deciding what type or water management system …