As often by various municipalities to minimize runoff, reduce erosion, and help preserve the groundwater supply, BJOE, LLC offers storm water management options. Downspout collection systems direct rainwater towards ground water retention basins, or if a retention basin is not required a cistern can be installed to reuse the water for non potable uses such as landscaping.
Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over the land surface. The addition of roads, driveways, parking lots, rooftops and other surfaces that prevent water from soaking into the ground to our landscape greatly increases the runoff volume created during storms. This runoff is swiftly carried to our local streams, lakes, wetlands and rivers and can cause flooding and erosion, and wash away important habitat for critters that live in the stream. Stormwater runoff also picks up and carries with it many different pollutants that are found on paved surfaces such as sediment, nitrogen, phosphorus, bacteria, oil and grease, trash, pesticides and metals. It comes as no surprise then that stormwater runoff is the number one cause of stream impairment in urban areas.
There are a couple of options for having crushed stone delivered to your home or jobsite. You can call the local quarry and have them send out a truck with the size and stone gradient of your choice, or you can call us. We like to think that we offer a lot of value in this area simply because we understand the characteristics of crushed stone and can consult and advise on the best size of stone to meet your needs. In addition to knowledge of product, we are experienced dump truck operators, and can place or spread the material as the situation requires. Our delivered stone prices are very competitive as well, and quantity discounts are available for larger orders.
Proper distribution of topsoil, and establishing a well drained contour around a building, driveway, playground , swale or septic system are some of the most important factors that enhance land improvement. Consistent and plush grass cover depends on adequate topsoil uniformly applied. The number one rule of grading is “Do not trap water”. The second most important rule is to grade with enough pitch to ensure rapid sheet drainage. Standing water creates many unnecessary property maintenance issues such as Ice buildup, wet basements, moldy walls, drowned Ornamentals’, stuck lawn tractors, and wet feet. In our opinion, well planned drainage and grading is arguably the most overlooked, and yet critically important aspect of your investment, and long term enjoyment of your estate.
Trenching and Excavating
We offer general excavation services such as foundation excavation, test pits, driveway excavation, and utility line trenching wherever the need may arise.