Water permeable landscaping / Guides

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...water Management and permeable landscaping pavers for paths and driveways Here. Water-permeable stone pathway © Torun Construction Services Landscaping stones with grass © Windsor Companies Hydr’eau Pave permeable landscaping pavers © Oaks Pavers / Brampto...

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

...water, contaminated stormwater is directed towards sewers and waterways. There are many results that may come from this - waterways can be contaminated with road pollution and debris; ground water is depleted, and overburdened stormwater systems can lead to the flooding of streets and basements. Flooded residenti...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...Watering directly at the roots significantly reduces evaporation so you will get a lot more mileage out of one barrel of water. Water-permeable landscaping: The present state of our water systems is far more serious than most people realize . Aquifers don't replenish themselves at nearly the rate we consume water. ...

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...water table to begin with, but water tables rise during the spring snow melt, and without proper basement drainage (French drains or weeping tiles at foundation footings) you could have a big problem as water forces it's way in. Dig a hole to build a basement and it often starts to fill with water very quickly - no...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...Water conservation, such as on-site rainwater drainage collection to a drywell, which will be eventually be upgraded to a cistern for efficient rainwater re-use, water-conserving fixtures, and use of drought-tolerant native plants, are measures on almost any house. We used a geothermal system for heating through wate...

Rain barrels for storm water management and rainwater harvesting
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Introduction to rainwater harvesting

...water can run straight into nearby waterways and aquifers. If there are ways to divert water-to-water storage areas, you can change street rainwater from being a problem to a resource. The third source of rainwater is the roof. Even in areas with low rainfall there is enormous potential for harvesting rainwater. A 1,...