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Featured Project: Lake Roland Park Stormwater Basin

stormwater basin before after

The original stormwater basin (left) and the basin with new natural stones (right).

Our team recently finished work on an interesting project that we thought our readers would enjoy! We set to work reconstructing an old stormwater basin in Lake Roland Park. This stone stormwater basin has been a feature of the park since 1840. It was crucial for us to restore the stormwater basin so that it had renewed structural integrity while still preserving the original design of the basin. The result is a new and functional basin that still captures the history of the park.

How Does a Stormwater Basin Work?

Stormwater basins work by collecting excess runoff during storms and releasing it at a slow and controlled rate, which keeps local streams and rivers from overflowing. The particular stormwater basin that we worked on is a detention basin or dry basin. This means that the opening that lets the water out of the basin is located at the bottom of the basin. After a storm, this basin with eventually become empty, as opposed to retention basins, which have an orifice at the top of the basin and are always full of water.

The Renovation Process

Over time, stormwater basins can wear down and become ineffective. The orifice can become clogged, and erosion and vegetation can compromise the structural integrity of the basin. This old basin was suffering from all of these problems, so it was necessary to rebuild it. Our craftsmen replaced the original stones with new natural stones that were cut precisely to match the original stones. The new stones were easily secured with mortar and allowed to dry.

stone stormwater basin

One of our craftsmen carefully places a large stone on the top of the basin.

Masonry Renovation

Do you need masonry restoration for an old or historic structure? Our craftsmen are detail-oriented and work to preserve the integrity of the original structure. The finished project has all the design details of the original with the craftsmanship and quality new materials to make it last for many decades to come. If you need a team of dedicated, professional masonry restorers, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Get In Touch With Del Prete Masonry Today

For all of your questions regarding marble flooring, feel free to contact Del Prete Masonry. Our masonry restoration professionals have the experience and history of satisfied clients to prove that we’ll get the job done right, and cost-effectively. To get started with your masonry restoration project, please contact our office today at 410-683-0650 or email us at mike@delpretemasonry.com. We serve Baltimore City, County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County.

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