We visited stormwater retention pond in Morehead City NC to find the forebay wall was washed through. One of the functions of the forebay is capture sediment and other debris. This keeps the retention pond cleaner and clearer and can extend the pond’s life as well as reduce maintenance costs. Had we not addressed the … Continue reading Forebay Failure Morehead City, NC
Stormwater solutions visited a retention pond in New Bern NC today to check out a possible algae bloom. What we found was parrotfeather. Parrotfeather is often used in decorative ponds but can easily escape that setting. If it does, it quickly becomes invasive in ponds and other calm bodies of water. The pond in New … Continue reading Parrotfeather In New Bern, NC Pond
After hurricane Matthew dumped lots of rain in eastern North Carolina, Stormwater Solutions was in Jacksonville North Carolina doing inspections. After a big rain event like that, this is part of the service we offer our customers. Erosion like in the pictures below seems to be a common problem after a storm event like this.
Stormwater Solutions was on site in Shallotte, NC to look at a retention pond that needed to be brought into compliance. As a result of the inspection, Stormwater Solutions found that the pond’s forebay was eroding and washing out in sections. The water was finding channels to run and bypass the overall berm. The forebay … Continue reading Retention Pond Compliance in Shallotte, NC
Stormwater Solutions was called out to the Handy Mart in Morehead City, NC last week to treat the cattails in their Retention Pond. The invasive plant species was taking over this Retention Pond. Cattails can grow thick and nearly impenetrable and will choke out other vegetation. Stormwater Solutions also removed a tree that was obstructing … Continue reading Retention Pond Treatment in Morehead City
We were called by the owner of a stormwater retention pond located in Jacksonville North Carolina. The pond was infested with cattails and they were taking over, as you can see from the picture below. If there is just a small area of cattails, that’s generally ok. However, cattails can be highly invasive so the … Continue reading Controlling Cattails in Ponds
We were called to the Gables Apartments in Jacksonville, NC. The Outlet Structure of their retention pond was clogged with Duckweed and Algae. This is a common problem in our area and can lead to property damage if left untreated. After we cleared the orifice blockage, the pond immediately began to flow back to its … Continue reading Retention Pond Maintenance Jacksonville NC