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Ever wonder why you see these large ponds close to residential developments and businesses? Stormwater Basins, also known as retention ponds, are a the main line defense in the reduction of flash flooding. They also help to reduce chemical runoff into our waterways. Here's how it works...
During rainfall events, water from parking areas, roofs, and other impervious surfaces is routed to large ponds. Over time, this water is slowly released to ditches or stormwater sewers which eventually travels its way to larger natural bodies of water. This in turn, reduces large amounts of water overwhelming local infrastructure which often results in flooding by slowing the flow. The Florida Panhandle has experienced tremendous growth over the last few decades and stormwater construction and management is vital to keep flooding minimal.
Over time, sediment deposits buildup in the retention area which in turn results in reduced capacity. It is additionally difficult to mow and maintain stormwater retention areas once sediment buildup has begun.
Retention / Stormwater Basin management and maintenance in generally the responsibility of the property owner or homeowners association (HOA).
At Landworks LLC, we understand the proper construction principles and maintenance associated with aboveground stormwater containment systems. We have the ability to provide solutions for:
-Inspection of Structures
-Sediment Control and Demucking
-Trash and Debris Removal
-Bio Retention Pond Construction
-Vegetation Management (mowing grass / invasive growth removal)
-Structural Maintenance (Soil Stabilization / Erosion Control)
When constructed and maintained properly, aquascaping can be an attractive tool to provide above ground storage. Landworks provides a multitude of solutions for retention pond maintenance. Call today for a free consultation. (850) 353-3894
Landworks serves the entire Florida Panhandle / Gulf Coast area and Southern Alabama from our Santa Rosa Beach office.. Service areas include Santa Rosa Beach, Destin, Defuniak Springs, Niceville, Eglin Air Force Base, Tydall Air Force Base, Panama City Beach, Miramar Beach, Sandestin, Seaside, Grayton Beach, Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas, Laguna Beach, Lynn Haven, Bruce, and Fort Walton Beach, Florida.