In 1982, Northeast Solite developed a soil blend incorporating Solite® structural and block size aggregates to enhance aeration, permeability, water retention, and balance. This lightweight soil also reduced dead weight and compaction. The planting mixture was placed atop Solite® Geofill in all of the flower and shrub planters throughout the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
Northeast Solite partnered with the Anne Arundel County Department of Health in MD, to develop a drain field medium that would allow the effluent of septic systems to meet and exceed the requirements of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Whether used in drain-field trenching or a “3rd tank system”, Solite® proves invaluable for water filtration.