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Eco Based Landscape Products

At CREA we are stimulated by the creative and wise contribution Mother Nature can make in sun, wind, rain, healthy bacteria, plant selection, soil types, insect balance, natural fibres, recycle-able materials and nature's circular pattern design.

By focusing here, we believe we can provide a solution that is biologically integrated, self-sustaining, less likely to fail and will naturally integrate into a healthy, holistic environment.

A holistic environment we believe hinges on natural Bio-Filtration Systems. Bio-Filtration Systems use an organic stream of plants and soil, with bacteria and natural fibers, to act as a living organism that absorbs and filters contaminate streams at low and dispersed levels.

Water Management in Green Design

Rainwater Harvesting Systems

  • Rainwater Capture Points
    • Property Roof Area
      • Rainwater can be captured off all roof structures on your property. Key to the capture of quality rainwater is the quality of roof material and the expected amount of feces (dissolved nutrients) and air pollutants that reside on it.
        • A lot of stress has been put on keeping sediment and organics (leaf, needles) out of the water stream but in reality the dissolved nutrients in the water stream can be the most volatile component.
        • Pre-filter systems that target both organics and dissolved nutrients are crucial in your design.
        • Surface tanks (including rain barrels) that hold water at heated temperatures can be volatile given the excessive bacterial action that happens in this environment.
          • Note: We highly recommend only subsurface retention systems for this reason.
          • If you need to consider a surface retention system because of site restrictions we recommend non-plastic tanks to avoid the leaching potential of heated plastic.

Property Drainage / Slopes

  • Residential or Commercial – the direction of storm water into your property from above or even on surface can damage your property in any major event. The Atlantis Flo Tank can provide option for flow diversion even in the midst of existing utilities.
    • Flexible Design with “Lego Options”

Water Retention Locations

  • Subsurface Retention
    • Crea believes in keeping water in a “Nature-Driven” environment; a point source design (where the water lands keep it there), infiltrated by surface plants and soil that reduce laminar flow and divert water subsurface for further filtration via soil contact and water table aeration.
    • Surface Applications
      • Challenges of high ground water that require a surface retention system we point towards a pond or bio-wetland systems that has all the components that create a living, sustainable eco-system that supports high quality stream quality.
      • See our Bio-Based System Preference below.

Drainage Enhancement / Flood Prevention



  • Rain Gardens

    • Adding the Flo Tank subsurface to a Rain Garden design is done to offset the 1 in 100 year storms that our current infrastructure was not set up to handle. (Standard of 1 in 10 year storm in past years).
     



  • Drain Paths



  • Foundation Protection – Hydrostatic Pressure Reduction
  • Deck Drainage

Permeable Pavers

  • Turf Cell
    • The Atlantis Turf Cell is unique on the market as it allows for vertical turf root growth, dispersed water flow and turf water supply on every rain event.

      Note: When we order ready-to-install turf it arrives in rolls. This tells us turf roots grow vertically, not horizontally.

      Irrigation lines (drip or spray) can be run through the 52 mm Flo Cell on every angle with no fear of collapse from vehicle traffic.
  • Gravel Cell
    • The Flo Cell 52mm Panel filled with gravel creates a permeable surface without the turf maintenance requirement.
    • We highly recommend the 20mm Flo Cell be used as a sub-drainage component below the paver to insure freeze-thaw issues are avoided.

Turf Management

  • Turf Support
    • The Flo-Cell provides fast absorption of rain fall and alleviates turf sinking by creating a strong, supportive platform – even in a clay soil environment.
    • The open void space the Flo Cell provides sets up a cooler environment for grass roots, creates a perch table for longer moisture retention and with a liner base can channel all your irrigation water (and nutrients) to a subsurface tank for re-use.
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    • Mole Blocking
      • You’ll never have to kick down another mole mound. The Flo Cell, as a narrow blanket under the grass, can create the barrier you need to block that pesky mole from ever surfacing on your turf again.

Drainage / Flood Prevention

  • Swales
    • Swales with the Flo Tank are better than traditional ditch design. The void space the tank provides keeps the water subsurface (to avoid heat up, stagnation and fostering of West Nile Virus).
      • With the right soil design on top of the tank, this system can filter out contaminates that come from road runoff (hydrocarbons). This creates a virtually maintenance free storm water management structure that releases better water quality than a catch basin design.
  • Groundwater Diversion
    • Land with high groundwater has options. Tabling the ground water away from your useable areas is an alternative with the 52mm Flo Cell. It has the compressive strength and void space to handle a strong diversion channel.

Bio-Based System Design

  • At CREA we are stimulated by the creative and wise contribution nature has been created to make in sun, wind, rain, healthy bacteria, plant selection, soil types, insect balance, natural fibres, recycle-able materials and nature's circular pattern design.

  • By focusing here, we believe we can provide a solution that is biologically integrated, self-sustaining, less likely to fail and will naturally integrate into a healthy, holistic environment.
  • Bio Wetland Conceptual Drawing
  • Use of the Atlantis Modular Tanks in Pond banks or in Wetland Design can enhance the oxygen in the system, provide more filtering-soil contact and contribute to passive irrigation for the vegetation above; all components that keep a system healthy. This is an optimum for very hot or very cold weather regions that can be subject to high evaporation or freezing.

Bio-Based System Products

  • Bio-Soil Additives
  • Remediative Plants
  • Recycled Organics
  • Organic Pest Control

Deck Drainage

  • Creating a void above deck or floor surface keeps the base material aerated and removed from oisture deterioration.
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Foundation Protection – Wall Panels

  • The 20mm Flo-Cell is unique to the traditional dimple board product used for moisture control on foundations. The Atlantis Flo-Cell provides a strong, structural cavity to relieve hydrostatic pressure and control water seepage.
  • Advantages: This wall drainage panel is a high light weight, quality drain panel that maintains a wide air pocket for moisture capture without fear of hydrostatic collapse in excess of 100 t/m2
    • Gravel is eliminated as the primary back fill material

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