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Stormwater Retention Ponds and Florida’s Hurricane Season.

Active rainy season and Florida hurricanes cause a lot of damage when water doesn't have somewhere to go. Stormwater Retention Ponds and Florida’s Hurricane Season This is why stormwater retention ponds are so essential to our tropical state.

Stormwater retention ponds act as basins to catch rain runoff from higher elevation areas. Stormwater retention ponds are often created near new building developments and in many instances, are a requirement for the new building, parking lot and road development.

While often overlooked in single family home residential areas, stormwater retention ponds are beneficial in these areas where the retention ponds capture stormwater runoff from damaging streets, driveways, and sidewalks.

Stormwater Retention Ponds Provide Two Primary Purposes:


1. They retain the runoff before releasing it into natural bodies of water, allowing the water to release at flow rates similar to those that exist in nature.

2. They provide pollutant removal through settling and biological uptake.

For these two purposes to be accomplished as efficiently as possible, vegetation in stormwater retention ponds must be kept at heights that allow inspection.

Stormwater retention ponds are among the most efficient, popular means of providing stormwater management throughout the entire United States. Florida, with a six-month rainy season and active Hurricane seasons, is at the top of the list for needing stormwater solutions the most.

Fiberglass in Food Processing Environment

fiberglass food processing plantFood processing facilities and environments can end up being a pretty messy place. When working in that kind of atmosphere, you’re going to have to deal with spills or any  general mess getting on the ground that everyone walks on. With for a food processing plant, the ideal flooring situation would have to be one that was durable, easy to clean, and wouldn’t create a hazard for employees. Right off the bat, we know carpet and linoleum are out of the question. So what kind of material is best for that work environment? Fiberglass.

Fiberglass materials are the most efficient in plants, specifically food related environments. The floors are typically made up of fiberglass grating, with is a mixture of fiberglass and resin. This creates a durable and robust material that can withstand a great deal of weight and pressure without cracking or breaking. Some containers are made from fiberglass materials as well because they are non-corrosive. They can also withstand high and low temperatures, meaning they can be used in a deep freeze or to hold a hot substance.

Cleaning these materials is a breeze because all it takes is a high power water hose and a floor drain and you’re done. In a food processing plant, messes are going to be inevitable. Someone in some area is going to spill something, and it’s going to make a mess. Along with being easy to clean, it also poses no risks to employees and guest of the facility alike because of the fiberglass’ non-slip surface. It allows for grip in even the slickest situations.

One of the best parts of all is that fiberglass materials aren’t expensive to install at all! The materials come with a low installation cost. Which when compared to installation plus shelf life of other materials such as stainless steel; it seems like a no-brainer! Bringing fiberglass materials into a food processing environments is the perfect fit.

Fiberglass Platforms

fiberglass platform floridaKnowing you’re working in a safe and sturdy environment is tremendous peace of mind to anyone. A lot of jobs require particular attention to where employees are at all times to ensure safety, the floor. These types of jobs fall into several industries such as dairy/food processing plants, water/wastewater treatment, chemical plants, and cooling towers, to name a few. We offer one-of-a-kind fiberglass platforms for these industries for use as walkways and catwalks throughout the facility. 

What makes our platforms stand out from the rest?

Our fiberglass platforms are an easy to assemble and easy to maintain system of walkways. The walking surface itself is entirely non-slip, allowing to make up for where a non-slip uniform shoe could fail. The handrails are lightweight along with the platform itself. This is because they are constructed of fiberglass reinforced plastic that is regulation and completely safe, not to mention free of any maintenance.

After any platform is manufactured custom for the buyer, it is tested to ensure the quality before being delivered. This gives our customers the security in knowing they are buying a top quality product that has been tested to the limit to ensure it will live up to their purpose. When all is said and done, and the product is ready to be shipped out, the customer is again benefited by our use of lightweight, yet sturdy, materials by saving on the shipping costs to get them ready to assemble platforms to their destination.

Please contact us at (352) 343-3449 or use our convenient online contact form to discover how you can get our platforms in your building today. 

Protect the local wildlife by installing manatee grates

manatee gatesManatees, Florida’s gentlest giants, are naturally curious animals. Sadly, though, their curiosity often leads them into precarious situations. When manatees travel into waterways containing stormwater treatments or large vessels, they become trapped, injured or killed. 

By installing gates to protect manatees in Satellite beach, rescuers were able to rescue 19 manatees and return them  to safety.

Manatees are unable to tolerate water with temperatures of less than 68 degrees for extended periods of time. When they get stuck in water that’s too cold, their skin breaks into white patches and lesions and their bodies begin to shut down.

Because a majority of manatee fatalities are directly attributed to water control structures, manatee grates ensure that systems continue operating uninterrupted while simultaneously protecting these treasured creatures. Manatee gates are custom fabricated using steel, stainless steel, or aluminum, depending on specific need.

Click here for more information on manatee gates.

What are Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics?

fiberglass reinforced plastics floridaFiberglass Reinforced Plastics are made up of synthetic resins that are thermoset (a process that permanently sets material using heat) and fiberglass. Usually pliable, malleable or liquid before being cured, thermoset resins are then designed to be molded into their final desired shape. Once hardened and molded into their final shape, these resins cannot be reheated or melted and shaped differently.

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics are lightweight and exceptionally temperature resistant, but when it comes to resisting corrosion from weather and the elements, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics really stand head and above any other material.

The application and processes for the final product depends on the type of veil and type of glass selected. You’ll want to choose materials that are most wind resistant, water resistant and corrosion and temperature resistant.

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Stormwater Retention Ponds and Florida’s Hurricane Season.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Active rainy season and Florida hurricanes cause a lot of damage when water doesn't have somewhere to go.  This is why stormwater retention ponds are so essential to our tropical state.

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Fiberglass in Food Processing Environment

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Food processing facilities and environments can end up being a pretty messy place. When working in that kind of atmosphere, you’re going to have to deal with spills or any  general mess getting on the ground that everyone walks on. With for a food processing plant, the ideal flooring situation would have to be one that was durable, easy to clean, and wouldn’t create a hazard for employees. Right off the bat, we know carpet and linoleum are out of the question. So what kind of material is best for that work environment? Fiberglass.

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Fiberglass Platforms

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Knowing you’re working in a safe and sturdy environment is tremendous peace of mind to anyone. A lot of jobs require particular attention to where employees are at all times to ensure safety, the floor. These types of jobs fall into several industries such as dairy/food processing plants, water/wastewater treatment, chemical plants, and cooling towers, to name a few. We offer one-of-a-kind fiberglass platforms for these industries for use as walkways and catwalks throughout the facility. 

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