Basement Technologies Receives Patent for Eco-Friendly Solution to Water Drainage Problems

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Collecting all runoff at the point of impact and diverting it to unseen underground Lawn Magnum® devices allows for recharging of the aquifer. The Lawn Magnum® is a simple and effective solution to the challenges of protecting properties and waterways.

A Patented Solution To Stormwater Runoff

Basement Technologies, with a Canadian design and manufacturing firm, has received a United States Patent for its Lawn Magnum® storm water runoff collection system. This eco-friendly solution to collecting runoff volume rainwater at the source is a proven method to control instantaneous flash peak discharge from heavy rain fall creating ponds and flooding. Collecting all runoff at the point of impact and diverting it to unseen underground Lawn Magnum® devices allows for recharging of the aquifer. The Lawn Magnum® is a simple and effective solution to the challenges of protecting properties and waterways.

The Lawn Magnum® is proprietarily constructed of activated charcoal and Portland cement. The permanent porosity properties help air push water through the walls at a rate of 55 gallons per minute. Gravity separation is the unique process designed within the Lawn Magnum® in which gravity removes suspended solids and attached pollutants. Coagulation is utilized within the Lawn Magnum® by where settling is improved by the clumping together of small particles into larger particles, by altering the settling velocity of particles.

The Lawn Magnum® will reduce the amount of water overflow to the surface of the lawn. The majority of the water is filtered underground and actually helps water the subsoil and roots under the lawn. The area surrounding the Lawn Magnum® burial area actually grows better and looks greener.

A collection system is no more efficient in pollutant removal than it is hydraulically efficient. Although certain design criteria reflect the importance of hydraulic efficiency, e.g. the length to width ratio of a basin. The concept of "blue-green development," coined by Earl Jones in a 1967 American Society of Civil Engineers journal, utilizes the multifunctional natural drainage system for detention of urban storm water, aesthetics and overall enhancement of surrounding development. As growing urban centers have sprawled into the countryside, the ability of the natural drainage network to serve in a multifunctional capacity has been overwhelmed. In fact, impervious cover such as parking lots and roadways has grown at a rate five times greater than the population, according to a report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General's Office.

Storm water regulations are an out growth of the 1972 Clean Water Act and 1987 Water Quality Act, which established new standards and schedules for industrial and municipal storm water. Known as the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), this national permitting program controls pollutants discharged into surface water such as lakes, ponds, streams and even the ocean. To address these impacts, the EPA developed a federal program under the Clean Water Act to regulate storm water discharge from industrial facilities, construction sites and municipal sewer systems. This program is the foundation for state and municipal storm water management programs and guides the permitting process and water quality standards within each state.

About Basement Technologies:
Basement Technologies is a basement waterproofing network of dealers located throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Contact:
Roderick Molleur, Relations and Dealer Development
Basement Technologies
800-287-9364
http://www.basementtechnologies.com

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