South Carolina’s Flood Recovery Plan: Replanting Anew

Jun 30

South Carolina’s Flood Recovery Plan: Replanting Anew

The most recent flooding in South Carolina left a strain on many cities, including loss and need for renewal in many neighborhoods and communities. Some Carolinians are now forced with the task of putting their homes back together, including the landscaping. There are a few trouble-free solutions that can help to revive your yard.  The duration of flooding, and the severity of plant damage, will be a factor in the livelihood of garden plants. Many landscape plants, especially native trees and shrubs, can survive being submerged for up to a week. Other plants, like azaleas, won’t fare so well. Most transitory landscape plants will defoliate after a flood. Don’t be quick to remove branches that have lost leaves because they may still exhibit growth. A sewage-like odor in the soil results from lack of oxygen. Water covering the soil reduces oxygen to plants’ roots. The sediment that is deposited further decreases oxygen to roots. These factors work together to smother tree and plant roots. Break up and remove flood sediment by hosing it off with fresh water and raking. One tablespoon of dish washing soap per gallon of water in a sprayer tank is an excellent way to clean silt off plant leaves. If silt is extra thick add a teaspoon of dishwasher rinsing agent to your spray tank. Then be sure to rinse with a spray of clean water. Sewer news: an overflow recently occurred in North Charleston due to a rupture in the sewer line, where raw sewage entered the ditches along the sewer easement located in the proximity of Coosaw Creek. The area of the overflow will be cleaned and disinfected to minimize any possible contamination. Coming soon: Perma-Liner Industries is busy making plans for you. We’re planning a “Trenchless Tour” on July 27th in the New England area. We’ll be posting more information on this spectacular event…stay tuned and save the...

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Improvement Program for Charleston’s Drainage Ditches

Dec 14

Improvement Program for Charleston’s Drainage Ditches

Ditches not only provide an efficient and effective means for the discharge of stormwater but also reduce the level of ground water, provide storage and can reduce pollutants commonly found in stormwater runoff. In neighborhoods with open ditches, a property owner may elect to improve the property by requesting the city to pipe existing drainage ditches. In this program, the property owner will be responsible for the cost of the permit, an engineering fee, materials, and a per-foot cost for labor and equipment. The city of Charleston offers ditch piping services to property owners who wish to make aesthetic improvements by filling existing drainage ditches. Keep in mind, ditches that lie solely within the limits of a private property and are not part of the public drainage system are not eligible for the ditch piping program. An engineer will first inspect the property to review the master drainage and floodplain management plan to determine if it is in an area with a history of flood problems to insure that the work will not adversely affect properties within the drainage basin and to incorporate any recommendations of the plan into the design of the pipe system. During this time there will also be a cost estimate prepared. The estimate provided by the city to the property owner will be valid for a period of three months. Charleston, Perma-liner Industries has some exciting information that must be shared now as time is of the essence! It’s the Section 179 Deduction. This allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross income. Give us a call so we can offer you our very best products and services now.  1-866-336-2568/...

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