Carolina Environmental Contracting’s specialty grading division is not your typical “cookie-cutter” grading contractor. We thrive on unique, challenging, and time-critical projects. Our depth of resources ensures your project will be a success. Completed projects range from moving 200000 CY of dirt for a water reclamation facility to constructing a trailhead gravel parking lot that provides access for the biking community. Coupled with our sediment control division, our stormwater management division, and our stream and wetland division, CEC provides a turnkey service for your project.
Implementation of a planned Greenway solution facility can be the most challenging aspect of a trail project. The lay of the land, the nearby water source, the multiuse agenda, ADA requirements, bridges, surface selection, stormwater management. We can partner with your city, your engineer, or your neighborhood. Then we can build the trail from start to finish. Without a misstep.
<p">Lake Higgins and Lake Brandt are both integral parts of the city of Greensboro’s municipal reservoir system. Lake Higgins is a 226-acre waterway that supplies clean water to the city while also a valuable resource for recreation, fishing and birding opportunities within the city limits. Lake Brandt, at 816 acres, is also a critical watershed for the city.
Carolina Environmental Contracting’s (CEC) contract with the city consisted of maintenance work on the slopes of both Lake Higgins and Lake Brandt Dam. In addition, preparations for the inspection of the spillway gates on the Lake Brandt dam were addressed.
CEC applied nearly 2000 tons of stone to the shoreline for stabilization. Existing rock was cleaned prior to the addition of new rock. The stone enhanced the integrity of the shoreline near the dam area. Turbidity curtains were installed prior to beginning any work on the shoreline. These curtains successfully protected the watershed from sediment integration while under construction.
Carolina Environmental Contracting (CEC) recently completed the design and construction of a BMP (Best Management Practices) site, built as a stormwater management solution to accommodate new construction at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC.
The additional building footprint and nonporous paving area required the installation of a 3,000 square-foot pond that forces stormwater to filter through vegetation, a specialty soil mix, sand, and stone before entering the stormwater piping system.
Construction site BMPs utilize different methods and materials on construction sites before and during the construction phase of the project to control stormwater discharge or pollutants commonly found in stormwater. The newly installed bioretention pond will serve as a permanent BMP that will continue to filter water after construction completion.