Our Services
 

GeoStructures offers a wide range of professional services in the geotechnical engineering and construction monitoring fields. All of our work is backed by an unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and practicality.

 
Concrete Laboratory Testing
Construction Monitoring
Dams Analysis & Rehabilitation
Environmental Assessments
Foundation Investigation & Design
Geotechnical Laboratory Testing
Highway and Bridge Geotechniques
Lime and Cement Stabilization
Mine Subsidence Analysis & Remediation
Pavement Design & Rehabilitation
Percolation/Permeability In-Situ Testing
Pond and Lagoon Liners Design
Research and Special Studies
Sinkhole Evaluation & Remediation
Slope/Retaining Wall Evaluation & Design
Soil Improvement Technologies
Soil-Structure Interaction
Subsurface Investigations

 

Permeability and Percolation for Stormwater Infiltration and Sewage Disposal

The reality of urban sprawl in America, with its attendant water quality impacts, ecological damage, flooding, and erosion along America’s waterways has increased public awareness of excessive stormwater runoff from development. To address these issues, stormwater regulations are being tightened at many federal, state and local levels. Pennsylvania’s Act 167 is one example. PADEP intends to establish a multi-pronged approach to protect the state’s 7 major watersheds by merging Act 167 planning, NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permits, and best management practices (BMPs). Following a 2006 public comment period and release of a PADEP Stormwater Manual, new provisions are expected to become mandatory sometime in late 2006 or 2007.

Pennsylvania’s new stormwater policies will emphasize groundwater recharge, water quality, and stream channel protection. Under this framework, preventive and mitigative BMPs, such as bioretention and riparian buffers, will take precedence over traditional detention basins and automatically require more site investigation and soils testing on the part of the geotechnical engineer at an earlier stage than in the past.

GeoStructures is knowledgeable in site characterization and testing for stormwater infiltration to determine the feasibility of groundwater recharge. We offer the following services to assist stormwater engineers and site developers with the design of engineered infiltration systems.

 

 
 
 
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