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    Have you seen a storm water chamber? Bleuwave Live Episode 5

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    Audio transcript may not be 100% accurate:

    Hi, every one it’s JJ from Bleuwave. I’m out here at our Verde at Cooley Station site, and I thought I’d share with you now that everyone’s gone for the day, I thought I’d do a walk through of the, storm water chambers, it’s kind of cool to see it up close and personal, and now I can get down in here and show you. So here’s the tour. As you can see we’re walking down the incline and give a perspective of how deep the hole is, and you can see that there is a layer of geo textile fabric and then the base coarse of the gravel.
    Audio transcription may not be 100% accurate.

    And there is your storm chamber, and I’d put this in another video but the corrugated metal ones are kind of being phased out because of long term, you know, rust or deterioration or oxidizing you know what I’m talking about as far as the reaction with different groundwater and that kind of stuff so, you can see how complex this gets and now most of this has been inspected, and now it’ll get back filled with more gravel and then capped if you can see the sub grade, that’s just the sub grade. There’s quite a bit of dirt that will go on top of that, in addition to base coarse and paving.

    So I’ll go over to the next series of chambers as well. So here’s a look at kind of a manifold and how they tie-in. As you can see, there’s an opening at the end of that one, there’s an opening at the end of this one, and here, in essence, is like a manhole tie-in, and you can see that on the top there will be access for maintenance, inspections, cleaning out things of that nature.

    So here’s an intermediate area where it’s tied together. So here’s a whole another bank of that, field, if you will, for the storm basins.

    So here’s a whole another section. And now, mind you, this is only half. What should I say? This is a quarter of what we’re doing just on this side, and this represents only half of what we’ve done on this entire project.

    So, as you can tell, hopefully that puts into scope how literally how many square feet and how many cubic feet of this system we’ve had to put in on the site under almost all the parking.

    So I’m walking down here. You can get an idea of the size of these storm chambers, and this is kind of a cool shot, you can see the gravel bed and how they’re being built out.

    One thing I forgot to mention was that all of this has even another redundant design, and that then this gets tied into dry wells that then can perk out vertically down approximately 60 ft per the design and all that kind of stuff.

    Here’s another note, I don’t know if you can see this, but this acts as like a drain tile within the bed itself, so this is to pick up any of the residual water and moisture that’s in the bed itself, just from surface water. Groundwater, those kind of things, so pretty elaborate and complex system has become the new normal, in a lot of construction sites.

    But most people don’t get to see what’s below the ground or below the parking lots. Hopefully, this has been kind of informative and educational for everyone watching.

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