This post has been updated! Please read the latest article on suspended pavement here. We use the term “suspended pavement” a lot on this blog and in our presentations, but it occurred to me recently that we’ve never properly defined this term. Here is my attempt to do that by walking through suspended pavement’s… More
Today’s post from monthly guest author Ellyn Shea is about a truly important, but often overlooked, issue: protecting existing trees during construction. I’m a sucker for success stories, and this is a great one. -LM Every time we lose a mature tree, we lose those benefits. A young replacement tree takes up to 30 years… More
It’s unusual — maybe unprecedented? — for us to post off of our normal Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule, but we’ve got a lot of good articles in the queue and I didn’t want to disrupt any of those. HOWEVER. We do have a first-of-its-kind webinar coming up on October 5th that I wanted to make sure everyone… More
Awhile back (actually WAY back in 2010) we discussed the how to store and how not to store Silva Cells. I thought it might be time for a little refresher on the best practices and why it is important to follow them.
We previously took a look at how to do an emergency utility repair where a Silva Cell system is installed. Today we’ll look at how to do a planned repair. Broadway Avenue, in Winnipeg, which went in the ground in July 2007, was one of our first Silva Cell installations. Several years later, they had a planned… More
Today we’ll look at how to do an emergency repair of a Silva Cell system. This simulated repair was done at a demonstration site in Toronto and was a joint test site between Toronto Water and the City. First, a water pipe was installed. A hole was cut in to the pipe. Once the water was… More
The Silva Cell works with all types of paving. During a recent webinar, one participant asked if settlement is a concern in areas where unit pavers have been installed continuously over both Silva Cells and the adjacent soil subgrade. Good question.
As Installation Coordinator, a big part of my job at DeepRoot is working with contractors to help make sure that they are comfortable installing the Silva Cell and to act as a technical resource when needed. Many contractors have questions about productivity during Silva Cell installations, which is what I want to talk about today.