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Geocellular Storage Crates: Efficient Stormwater Management Solution

What Are Geocellular Storage Crates?

Geocellular storage crates are plastic structures designed to manage stormwater. They are installed underground to capture, store, and slowly release excess rainwater. This prevents flooding and erosion in urban and rural areas.

How Do Geocellular Storage Crates Work?

  1. Capture Rainwater: When it rains, water flows into the crates through inlets connected to surface drains.
  2. Store Water: The crates store the water temporarily underground.
  3. Slow Release: The stored water is slowly released into the soil or drainage system, reducing flood risk.

Benefits of Geocellular Storage Crates

  1. Flood Prevention: These crates help prevent flooding by capturing and storing excess rainwater.
  2. Space-Saving: They can be installed under roads, parking lots, and sports fields, using space efficiently.
  3. Environmental Protection: They control water flow, preventing soil erosion and protecting water bodies from pollution.
  4. Cost-Effective: They are durable and require minimal maintenance, making them a cost-effective solution.
  5. Scalable: They can be adjusted to fit any project size, from small residential areas to large commercial developments.

Installing Geocellular Storage Crates

  1. Site Assessment: Determine the best location and design for the crates.
  2. Excavation: Dig the area where the crates will be installed.
  3. Base Preparation: Lay a stable foundation of permeable material, like gravel.
  4. Crate Assembly: Assemble and place the crates in the excavated area.
  5. Backfilling: Fill the area with soil or other material, restoring the surface.

Where Are Geocellular Storage Crates Used?

  1. Urban Areas: Under roads, sidewalks, and public spaces to manage stormwater in cities.
  2. Commercial Sites: In shopping centers, office complexes, and industrial sites to handle large volumes of stormwater.
  3. Residential Areas: For homeowners and housing developers to prevent flooding and manage rainwater.
  4. Sports Fields: Under sports fields to prevent waterlogging and keep the field usable.
  5. Green Infrastructure: As part of sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS).

Maintaining Geocellular Storage Crates

Maintenance is simple. Regularly inspect inlets and outlets to ensure they are clear of debris. Remove any blockages promptly. Periodically check the crates’ structural integrity to ensure they function effectively.

Geocellular Storage Crates vs. Traditional Methods

  1. Higher Storage Capacity: They provide more storage in a smaller space, ideal for urban areas.
  2. Flexibility: Their modular design allows easy expansion and customization.
  3. Environmental Benefits: They promote infiltration and groundwater recharge, unlike traditional methods.
  4. Cost Savings: Lower installation and maintenance costs make them economical.

Real-Life Examples

  1. Urban Redevelopment: Installed under a public square to manage stormwater and prevent flooding.
  2. Commercial Complex: Used to manage stormwater from a large parking lot, reducing surface runoff.
  3. Residential Subdivision: Incorporated to handle rainwater from rooftops and streets, preventing erosion.

Future of Stormwater Management

As cities grow, effective stormwater management is crucial. Geocellular storage crates will play a key role due to their efficiency and environmental benefits. Advances in materials and design will further improve their performance and cost-effectiveness.


Geocellular storage crates are a smart solution for managing stormwater. They capture, store, and slowly release rainwater, preventing flooding and erosion. These crates support sustainable urban development and environmental protection.

For a quote, contact VIV Construct Group.