CAAAAN YOU DIG IT!?

No, but seriously is this site safe to dig at? Whether it’s digging holes for soil test, septic testing, foundations, footers, or for an infiltration test excavation can be difficult and tricky work. It doesn’t help when you throw in the ever changing and...

DL Howell Meets with STEM Students about Drones

Earlier this month, on a cold snowy Friday, DL Howell and Associates was lucky enough to be invited by Bentley Homes and Kennett High School to meet with a group of STEM students to discuss engineering and the new drone technology being used by our engineers and surveyors.

CAAAAN YOU DIG IT!?

No, but seriously is this site safe to dig at? Whether it’s digging holes for soil test, septic testing, foundations, footers, or for an infiltration test excavation can be difficult and tricky work. It doesn’t help when you throw in the ever changing and...

PNDI Searches and the Famed Bog Turtle

If you're looking to develop your lot, you have probably done some homework to make sure everything goes off without a hitch.  You've checked your zoning regulations.  You’ve checked your water and sewer availability.  But have you performed a PNDI search for the...

Why We Need Stormwater Management.

Many cities and towns are designed with some sort of stormwater controls in mind to convey runoff from the streets to the nearby waterways. Now, we are discovering that with the increased development of the land around us, the existing infrastructure that we rely on...

Local Government

Our localized governments are referred to as Municipalities. Municipalities are collective, contiguous parcels of land that are regulated and maintained under a common set of ordinances which have been voted on and adopted by its residences. In Chester County, we have...

Sewage Facilities Planning- Know When It’s Required

We have seen it all too often. A project is nearing completion, final approval is on the horizon, and the question arises- did you receive sewage facilities planning approval?  If the answer is no, sit back and get comfortable because your project, which was slated to...

Understanding Stream Designations

If you look at a Post-Construction Stormwater Management Plan or Erosion Control Plan prepared by our office, you will notice a “Receiving Surface Waters” note on the plan. This note may say “Unnamed Tributary (UNT) to East Branch Big Elk Creek in the Big Elk Creek...

Rain, Rain, Go Away

2018 was a very wet and rainy year for Chester County. In fact, the county received 69.1 inches of rain in total. This is 22 inches above the average for the county and 30 inches above the national average. Chester County is not the only area though that had a record...