Detention Ponds & Stormwater Retention
Stormwater issues present ongoing challenges to engineers, owner/developers, contractors and governing authorities. While meeting stormwater quality standards is a mandate, maximizing land use remains a top priority.
Detention ponds and extended storage ponds provide effective solutions to national, state and local requirements for stormwater runoff control and management, and a number of conventional approaches can be used. But three of Tensar International’s mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) systems offer innovative, cost-effective solutions to increase storage volume while minimizing the impact on usable land. Each can be specified to steepen the interior sides of a pond or the external sides of a berm. More economical and attractive than conventional concrete structures, our MSE systems add aesthetic and environmental value, too.
Tensar’s detention ponds and retaining solutions feature:
- Tensar® Geogrids. Made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) material, this polymeric reinforcement resists chemical, biological and environmental degradation, allowing the use of a variety of backfill materials, including recycled concrete. Its open aperture structure promotes superior soil drainage and retention.
- Resistance to abrasion, tearing and hydrolysis
- A variety of facing treatments to comply with detention pond project requirements
- Full service design and supply systems, including engineered drawings and site assistance