Earthquake Prone Sites

RainSpace Stormwater Management Chambers have no vertical load bearing components so nothing can get misaligned and collapse due to earthquakes, soil subsidence, or traffic vibration. All loads are spread throughout the horizontal masses of the structural core bundles. The chambers flex and bend with earth movement and water is held within the core tube bundles to prevent high mass water movement and hammering of the excavation. Retention Chamber liners stretch up to three times, re-conforming to soil subsidence while retaining load bearing capability.

An 85,000 gallon RainSpace stormwater retention chamber was installed on a narrow residential lot in Los Altos, California. Sandwiched between the rear of the residence and an existing swimming pool with a garage to one side, this RainSpace Chamber was the first part of a backyard improvement project which includes a patio, water feature, lawn... more
A 10,000 gallon RainSpace Retention Chamber was installed under the driveway of an existing residence in Alameda, California to meet local stormwater management requirements and also collect stormwater for re-use for on-site irrigation. Alameda is a low-lying flat island on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay that is fully developed with... more
The owner of an urban orchard of specimen fruit trees in Monterey County, California wanted to capture stormwater to irrigate with untreated, pharmaceutical-free water and also avoid the very high water rates charged by the local utility company. Studying the available natural water resources, it was determined that a 5,000 gallon RainSpace... more
An exclusive, highly regarded elementary, middle and secondary school in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of the City of Los Angeles, California, has constructed two new buildings on campus, including a new Science and Academic building. City of Los Angeles Best Management Practices (BMP) required the detention of over 23,000 gallons of stormwater... more
Brian Arden Winery in the Napa Valley, California town of Calistoga constructed a new facility for the production of their fine distinctive varietal wines in the winter of 2014.  The civil engineers for the project selected a large scale RainSpace Stormwater Management and Water Storage system consisting of multiple underground inter-connected... more