R&D | SUSTAINABILITY
NEIGHBORHOOD WATER FEATURES
WE ARE FINDING GREAT SUCCESS WITH WATER RECLAMATION & REDISTRIBUTION.
NEWLY CREATED CREEKS MEANDER THROUGH NEIGHBORHOODS OFFERING A COMMUNITY INCREASED BENEFIT & VALUE.
WATER COLLECTION FOR IRRIGATION
EXCESS WATER BECOMES A NEIGHBORHOOD ASSET.
UNDERGROUND WATER STORAGE COLLECTS 3-4000 GALLONS PER DAY FROM BASEMENT COLLECTION & RE-USE IN LANDSCAPE.
THIS RECYCLED WATER RUNS BEAUTIFULLY CLEAR AND IS SAFE FOR LANDSCAPE AND PETS.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
We have developed the "ONLY" french drain pipe designed to create turbulence inside the pipe. Since 1984, we have been on the forefront of development. Responding to industry standards which are quite old, unsustainable and antiquated, we developed FASP®, a slotted angled pipe and system design, with years of historical data supporting definitive outcomes.
R & D plays a key role in the success of Dallas Drain. Below subjects have been tested, revisited again and again.
1. Study of soil moisture data, waters movement Test tank simulations measuring rates of flow through.
2. Grow tanks examining root behavior on different french drain products.
3. Pipe strength under weight dispersion in gravel.
4. Bunker simulations in varying rain falls.
5. In developing our Guardian Monitor®, technology, float sensors and notification is in continual motion for
transmission back to our servers.
6. Testing dispersion systems, injecting water into the striations of rock beneath.
The data from these gives us an indelible understanding of water behavior in varying situations. Once soils are saturated, water is seeking its least path of resistance. As with erosion, water creates conduits or fingers as a path. When water has found its way under a slab or crawl space, it now has an exact path it follows, creating more channels for its travel. The slightest rain or irrigation then finds its way to the lowest point and travels to that point. Once established, to re-direct its flow is most challenging, as water defies what is designed and built upon its earth.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH FILTER CLOTH AND A BIT OF R&D
We have learned that pipe with filter cloth presents some very unsustainable qualities.
1. The cloth remains moist, therefore a growth medium for roots, bacteria, calcification.
2. As fines and roots attract to the filter, the pipe if rendered nonviable.
Logic would dictate that any workhorse with a filter, requires replacement or cleaning, an impossibility in this scenario.
OUR THOUGHTS ON PERFORATED CORRUGATED AND PVC PIPE WITH HOLES - MORE R&D - AND REMOVING
Corrugated pipe, in its flexibility, allows bellies of water to be trapped in the pipe. It is perforated, with no top side. Water can be released from the bottom of the pipe. And then there is the filter cloth with all of its limitations. PVC with round holes, again present us with a couple of limiting factors. Holes surrounding the circumference. We question the logic of this pipe. Again, an exit at bottom, filter cloth.
These systems are most common and spec'd by respected professionals. There are also disclaimers by these professionals. There is little if any liability for its specification or its installation. We pull these fairly new systems out of the ground too often. Not only monies spent, but now there is a pronounced problem, a trench of water surrounding your structure, under your structure, a swimming pool.