A recent Raleigh erosion repair and erosion control project required the restoration of two pond spillways. The Dragonfly Pond Works’ erosion experts provide services in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and beyond! Thomas Moore- Triangle Client Service Manager, Stormwater BMP Inspections Specialized Training, Licensed Commercial Applicator Successful erosion repair should include the implementation of erosion control measures to prevent future issues. The Dragonfly Pond Works Team has encountered a variety of erosion issues that were previously repaired improperly and erosion quickly occurred again as a result. The Dragonfly Team recently assessed a badly eroded primary … Read More
What You Need to Know about Stormwater BMP Inspections Stormwater facilities BMPs are crucial to the community. Maintaining them properly prevents downstream flooding, controls urban runoff, and reduces the pests that like to grow around stormwater. This is why stormwater BMP inspections are so important. Let’s go over the basics together. BMP stands for best management practices, and generally refers to devices built to treat stormwater. Examples would be retention ponds, bioretention ponds or stormwater wetlands. The EPA has 6 … Read More
I attended this class on Thursday in Raleigh and thought that the material covered by the NC State Stormwater Group was great. They covered multiple pond retrofit examples (a few of Dragonfly’s very own, I must add!!) and covered the reasons why retrofits can be a great solutions to many BMPs/ retention ponds that are not functioning properly. IF you haven’t already, sign up now! http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/stormwater/training/bmp_retrofit.html
Here’s an interesting installation of a Bioretention pond in Cary, North Carolina. Step by step pictures of this project: Removal of the soil from the area, and cleaning out from the future drain box. Installation of underdrains Pea gravel to cover drain pipes and promote proper drainage Backfilling with bioretention media Mulch and straw, and final touches around the pond And once all the dirty work was complete, the best part: the bioretention pond plants!
It has been several years since we changed our website. Our new company website displays the services which demonstrate our capabilities as a company. These projects helped us grow the business. The website shows where we are today as a stormwater BMP management company (if you don’t know what that is, check the website), and the direction we are headed. A great new feature is the ability for our clients to log into their accounts, and access all of their … Read More