Every so often a project comes along that presents new challenges and tests the limits of engineers. For B+W Engineering and Design, that time came with some unique conditions for a redesign on a project in Glendale, CA. B+W mentions in their blog post here that they had never had to design a drywell underneath a building. Furthermore, the need for permits and adding plumbing plans into their drawings was complex.
“…we also had to design our first drywell that sat under a building structure. The Soils Engineer was extra cautious on their recommendations as now we are going to infiltrate the entire site into the building, through pipes and then into a drywell where a certain volume of water will be going into the ground.”
Luckily, B+W has a team that worked tirelessly to make it all happen in the timeframe required and came out on top. Designing drywells under buildings and other large structures isn’t new to Torrent. Torrent Resources, a 44-year-old company specializing in drywells, offers the MaxWell®, an engineered system that has been installed in the Southwest United States more than 80,000 times.
Included in those 80,000 installs are drywells designed under large building structures, parking lots, and more. Torrent works closely with the city engineers to ensure their stormwater needs are met on each project. The MaxWell® is simple, effective, maintainable, and best of all, it’s second to none when it comes to recharging groundwater.
We encourage you to read B+W Engineering and Design’s blog here to view more pictures and learn more about how our MaxWell drywells made a difference on this project. If you are considering using drywells on your next project, we invite you to schedule a Lunch and Learn with our team.