Low Impact Development Solutions
Meet the goal of your sustainable project with Pacific Coast Civil, Inc.’s innovative, cost-effective engineering methods and Low Impact Development (LID) solutions. Over the years our firm has worked to create innovative, intuitive solutions for minimal environmental impact and cost-effectiveness.
Our comprehensive program for preventing stormwater pollution during construction activities includes the preparation of StormWater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP). Our in-house Qualified SWPPP Practitioners (QSP) and Qualified SWPPP Developers (QSD) prepare these.
LID is a beneficial element of attractive, functional, and environment-friendly domestic, commercial, and industrial sites. It is both cost-effective and sustainable. It helps you:
- Reduce stormwater runoff volume
- Improve water and air quality
- Increase property value
- Increase natural habitat and recreational space
- Improve groundwater recharge and community beautification
Pacific Coast Civil, Inc. can integrate into any Low Impact Development design to emphasize conservation and the use of existing natural site features. LID stormwater design mimics natural hydrology patterns that manage stormwater in domestic, commercial, and industrial properties.
It replaces traditional practices of stormwater management that only focus on moving stormwater off-site with ditches, pipes, and curbs. Our team of experts offers site-specific LID solutions for your underground project including hydraulic calculations, design drawings, and submittals.
Examples of Low Impact Development solutions include:
- Permeable pavements, pavers, asphalt, and concrete
- Rain gardens
- Grassed swales
- Tree wells
- Bioretention basins
- Alternative street design
- Disconnected impervious surfaces
- Sidewalk planters
- Stormwater bump-outs
- Vegetated filter strips
- Green roofs