Alvis has been know as the ‘go-to’ supplier for specialty mixes for many years.  One of our sales associates will be glad to help with the specifications of your next project.


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Rain Gardens are an eco-friendly way to use rain water as a resource rather than a byproduct.  They bring beauty to our neighborhoods, reduce the collection of pollutants that are carried to our waterways, and help reduce flooding to our properties.

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Coney Island Rain Garden                         Colerain Park Rain Garden

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Cincinnati Zoo Rain Garden
all photos courtesy of MCWCC (millcreekwatershed.org)

Suggested Materials: Prepared soil medium (consisting of one or more of varing ratios: topsoil, sand, gravel, compost, peat moss.  Our standard mix is 65% sand/25% compost/10% soil.), #2 Limestone, Oversize Gravel, Shredded Bark Mulch.

BioRetention Basins are similar to Rain Gardens in that they are also depressions or basins in a landscaped area.  Water collected in a BioRentention Basin percolates through a system where the water is treated by a number of physical, chemical and biological processes.  The slowed, now cleaned water is then allowed to drain into native soils and is then directed through underdrains to a storm sewer or receiving waters.  We can custom blend any bio mix to meet your area’s specification.

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Bioswales are conveyance channels with native vegetation planted along the side slopes and bottom.  Bioswales provide a natural alternative to storm sewers, curbs, and gutters.  They can help support an existing system, reducing the load during storms.
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Permeable Landscapes are porous pavement materials which allow water to percolate rather than run off into storm sewers.
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