Glenn Hill Condo
StormChambers provides solution for project with limited space.
The proposed Glenn Hill condo development in Ramapo, N.Y., had encountered a problem that is becoming more and more common in urban areas: Not enough space was available to accommodate traditional storm water management facilities. This problem has been exacerbated in recent years, with economics dictating the acquisition of the smallest possible parcel of land and the need to severely constrain building costs, including those of storm water infrastructure.
Such was the case with the Glenn Hill condos project. Constrained by a proposed building property boundary and a utility easement, the storm water system had to be shoehorned into one corner of the site. The engineer, Pratik Desai of Leonard Jackson Associates in Pomona, N.Y., had designed a large-diameter perforated pipe system for storm water detention. Although it fit within the tight footprint, the economics required pricing of alternative systems. A triple-stacked StormChamber system was determined to be the least expensive alternative.
Not only was it less expensive than the large-diameter perforated pipe, but it also was able to fit within the small footprint because it could be placed in three layers. This was possible only because the system is capable of supporting more than four times the H-20 Wheel Load Rating (over 32,000 lb per sq ft), as documented by independent laboratory testing. The StormChamber system was able to accommodate the required 24,265 cu ft of storage within a 91 ft by 45 ft area (4,095 sq ft total).
“Because we have installed several StormChamber systems, a lot of engineers have asked for advice on competing plastic chambers. We have always recommended the StormChambers. They far exceed the competition on cost and ease and speed of installation.”
“Much less expensive and much quicker and easier to install than the 64″ pipe originally speced for the project.”
“Significantly faster and easier to install than pipe. Significantly less staging room needed and a lot fewer trucks to receive and unload.” (The equivalent of 213 LF of pipe nest on one pallet, 1,913 LF on one truck.)
“We have installed several StormChamber systems because we find them to be a lot less expensive and quicker to install than the competing systems and we can install them in two layers on very confined sites.”
“We were surprised by the ease of use of the system and greatly appreciated support provided. We are already looking forward to building our next StormChamber project!”
The Loudon One project in Ashburn, VA
“I also like that it can be cleaned by air vacuuming via inspection /cleanout ports instead of using water. Anytime you have to clean something with water, then you have to have a truck that collects the water and the sediments in it. Depending on where you can dump that, it can get much more costly as opposed to going out with a vacuum truck.”
HUGO SIMS METAL RECYCLING FACILITY IN THE BRONX, NY
“The choice of StormChambers met the design requirements for strength in such a way that the chambers could be stacked three deep with 30 feet of cover, if needed. Strong enough to sustain the impact of 18-wheelers loaded with steel. They also were 30 percent more cost-effective than other options.”
Double-stacked system in Tukwilla, WA
“It was easy. There were no difficulties once the owner decided on the StormChamber system. The project is holding up to heavy traffic, pump tracks, and cranes.”
Charles-Lemoyne Hospital, Greenfield Park, Quebec
"We were amazed by the simplicity of this system and have appreciated the support from the Soleno team during the entire project. We are already looking forward to designing another project using the StormChamber!"