A levee is a type of structure that is built to contain water in the case of a flood. Levee construction is one of the best ways to protect homes and businesses from the dangers of rushing flood waters. In low-lying areas like Brownsville, Harlingen, Weslaco, Edinburg, Mission and, let’s face it – the entire Rio Grande Valley as well as most other parts of South Texas, a well-constructed levee can prevent catastrophe when there is a large rainstorm resulting in a flood. Foremost Paving’s expertise, experience and technology allows us to take on the challenges of complicated projects such as levee construction.
In many cases, the levee system consists of a raised area of earth, called a berm. Each levee is different, created and built especially for the area in which it is constructed. It is vital that the team of experts who install the levee understands the lay of the land, to make certain that the levee works as intended. Because of this, it is important to have a team like Foremost Paving for the important site work, surveying and planning—before levee construction even begins.