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What are Rain Gardens?

Rain gardens are small depressions that collect rainwater runoff from roof downspouts, sump pump discharges, driveways, and/or lawns. The water is absorbed or infiltrated into the soil within the rain garden and/or filtered through the vegetation. Rain gardens are typically planted with various native wildflowers and grasses suited to periodically wet conditions. The primary purpose …

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Yard Flooding Assessments

Bono Consulting Civil Engineers has also helped hundreds of homeowners that are experiencing an unacceptable level of yard flooding. Their lot may be the lowest of the surrounding lots and they collect the water for the neighborhood. Their yard is a muddy mess and the neighbor’s yards are high and dry. What do you do? …

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Elevation Certificates

Property owners are often asked for Elevation Certificates from their Municipality, from their Insurance carrier or from their lending institution. It is a document prepared by a Civil Engineer that defines the exact elevation of the building and the floors within the building as compared to the base flood elevation for the site. This is …

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Letters of Map Amendment (LOMA, CLOMA, LOMR-F, CLOMR-F)

Bono Consulting has prepared applications for numerous letter of map amendment to either amend an incorrect flood determination on a FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), or to document a change in the conditions due to placing fill. We prepare a topographic survey of the property tied into a FEMA benchmark. Often, the FIRM Maps …

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Commercial Building Flooding Assessments

Bono Consulting Civil Engineers has been retained by numerous commercial buildings, warehouses, churches, schools and homeowner associations to assess flooding into a building. Flooding can lead to financial losses from damaged product and unrentable space. Flooding typically comes into the building from one of three ways: external runoff coming towards the building that comes in …

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Swimming Pools

Bono Consulting Civil Engineers has designed the drainage and grading plans for over 60 swimming pools. The most important feature is to keep the pool deck from grading into the pool so that the pool stays clean. The yard needs to be enclosed by a self-closing / self latching gate. The water from the pool …

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Yard Drainage Problems

  Bono Consulting Civil Engineers has prepared engineering plans for hundreds of sites that required engineering drawings to improve existing drainage. Many yards have low spots that collect water during rain events. This makes it extremely difficult to have a useable lawn because it has standing water for a week or two after every rain …

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New Homes

Bono Consulting Civil Engineers is the local industry leader in the field of site drainage and grading plans for new single family houses. Since 1997 we have prepared the site plans for over 1,500 new stand-alone single family homes. Each home is different and each site is unique. We work with the owner, builder and …

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Additions

Bono Consulting Civil Engineers is the local industry leader in the field of site drainage and grading plans for additions to existing single family houses. Since 1997 we have prepared the site plans for over 1,200 additions to existing single family homes. Some of the additions are simple family room bump-outs and some additions are …

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Tree Preservation Plans / Tree Protection Plans

The trees on a property help define the character of the home. Mature trees add beauty, lower cooling costs, increases the curb appeal and property values. Some Oak trees may be more than 100 years old. These trees must be carefully preserved during construction or they could die or even fall on the house. Constructing …

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Grading Plans for Garages

Bono Consulting Civil Engineers is the local industry leader in the field of site drainage and grading plans for garages. Since 1997 we have prepared the site plans for over 350 garages. Many communities do not require engineering plans for garages if you are replacing a garage in the same place are not significantly increasing …

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Basement Flooding Assessments…

Bono Consulting Civil Engineers has helped hundreds of property owners that are experiencing basement flooding. The owners typically have had numerous solutions presented to them by different trades, and are confused because there is a wide range of solutions and a wide range of prices. The plumber wants to install new sump pumps, the architect …

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