Downspouts, Gutter, House, and Stormwater

No Dumping This Drains to the Ocean

A winter storm is finally coming to Southern California?  What great news!  B+W Engineering and Design is in the business of stormwater so even better news. Stormwater is never a joke when it comes to Southern California.  So much in fact that at this point it feels like a grading plan is purely for the purpose of collecting water.  A grading plan is more than that, but at the end of the day once a structure is built, the collection of stormwater is key to making sure that the structure will be left standing.  Even… Continue reading…

Grading Plans Approved in Redondo Beach

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The day is always good when our grading plans are approved, especially in Redondo Beach. The weeks are even better when approved grading plans start to slip my mind and we go onto the next project or projects as is happening.  This wasn’t the first project that we have worked on in Redondo Beach. In previous posts, one of which was titled Redondo Beach Grading Plan Plan Check, I had mentioned that the plan check process was hair pulling to say the least.  One issue was that the City was asking for the sump pump to… Continue reading…

Drainage Devices and Stormwater

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Drainage is the process of diverting stormwater that percolates through pervious or impervious, with the help of a system of drains and then directs that stormwater to an outlet, usually a storm drain system in the street. There are a few different designs that we use for proper drainage; sump pump, downspout, catch basin, area drain, trench drain, french drain, and they all lead to the storm drain in the street. Drainage – Sump Pump The Sump Pump helps convey stormwater from the low point of the property to the high point.  The sump pump… Continue reading…

New Website Sort Of

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We have been looking around for a few months to redo the website. The main goal was to have the site easily legible on a tablet or phone.  Since I have noticed a lot of iPads browsing the homepage and blog.  Next was to try to organize everything so its easier to find.  We also wanted the main information easier to see no matter where you are at.  Obviously the contact us page and phone number are very important to see on every page, even the blog.  And to go one step further a simple… Continue reading…

Largest Continuous Concrete Pour in History

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We decided to go to Downtown Los Angeles and get a view of the staging for the largest continuous pour of concrete in history. [Show as slideshow] Thumbnails above for easy access to this project. As more details came out about this project we realized that this would be a huge mess if we went down to the site while the trucks and concrete pouring was happening.  Then the time was announced to start at 5pm on Saturday and we thought let’s just go down there before the process begins.  We were right about that… Continue reading…