Curb cuts: Gallery
This curb cut has been sawn into existing concrete as part of a retrofit. Note the temporary (erosion log) and permanent stone erosion controlIncludes the protection of soil from dislocation by water, wind or other agents. measures in place. Mississauga Road, ON.
Curb cut into a bioretentionA shallow excavated surface depression containing prepared filter media, mulch, and planted with selected vegetation. facility in Hinsdale, IL. Stone in the center of the facility reduces erosion and dissipates power inflow around the inlet area. A monitoring/maintenance well can be seen in the foreground. Photo credit: CNT
Curb cut into a bioretentionA shallow excavated surface depression containing prepared filter media, mulch, and planted with selected vegetation. facility in Brown Deer, WI. Stone is used to reduce erosion around the inlet area. Photo credit: Aaron Volkening
Stone lined inlet at IMAX site in Mississauga
The grading around this inlet prevents flow in the correct direction. i.e. from the pavement onto the grass. Not too critical in this example, as the surface is permeable paving.
Curb cut leading to a bioswaleLinear bioretention cell designed to convey, treat and attenuate stormwater runoff. The engineered filter media soil mixture and vegetation slows the runoff water to allow sedimentation, filtration through the root zone, evapotranspiration, and infiltration into the underlying native soil. in Brampton, ON.