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Storm Water Management

Storm Water Management

Colorado Excavating provides provides cost-effective solutions to storm-water management requirements. 

Storm Water Management

We offer construction such as:

Detention Ponds: A basin that is shaped like a bowl in the earth and designed to receive and hold runoff that is to be released at a predetermined rate. This helps in reducing the peak runoff that is delivered to storm sewers and streams. The ponds are structures in the earth constructed either by natural depression, impoundment, or excavation of existing soil.

Sediment Basin: A temporary pond that has been built on a construction site to capture eroded or disturbed soil that was washed off through rainstorms, and protect the water quality of a nearby river, lake, stream, or bay. The sediment-laden soil then settles into the pond before the runoff is discharged.

Underground Detention Systems: Or also known as an underground pond, it is often used on new developments to detain and slowly release stormwater. This pond allows the area to serve dual purposes – by enabling the space to be used for stormwater parking and storage.

Culverts: Functions mainly as hydraulic conduits, moving water from one side of a roadway or traffic embankment to the other; therefore, culverts serve dual purposes: 1. functioning as hydraulic structures and 2. acting as traffic load-bearing structures.

Rip-Rap Outfalls: Riprap slopes and outlet protection is an arranged layer of rock placed on top of the soil surface on slopes or below the storm drain outfalls or temporary dikes. Riprap is used as slope protection against erosion and dissipates the energy of surface or runoff water flow.

Drainage Swales:  Swales are designed to follow the contours around the base of a created or natural slope, filtering any and all runoff, then redirecting the stormwater as it sinks into the earth’s soil, instead of keeping it in one general place, like a pond or rain garden. Plants suck up the water along the swales sloping banks as the water runs down the channel.

We also provide temporary erosion control such as, silt fencing, straw waddles, clearing, grading, vehicle trackout pads, subgrade stabilization, etc. 

Colorado Excavating’s construction team is experienced in these types of storm-water management as well as other erosion and sediment control techniques.