4 Facts About Products Made in America

4 Facts About Products Made in America

There’s a reason we choose to make TerraCast Products right here in the USA, actually there are several reasons. For one, it gives us better oversight of the production process, allowing us to produce the highest quality products possible. Secondly, it reduces the strain on the environment by decreasing the distance products must travel and reducing gas emissions.  Thirdly, it …

How to Transform Ineffective Public Roads

How to Transform Ineffective Public Roads

Ineffective or unsafe public roads can be transformed into highly useable spaces, and it often takes less money and construction than you think. We are going to look at a few different scenarios in which an ineffective and unsafe public road in New York was transformed into a much more effective and beneficial space. Before we get into the examples, …

What is the NYC Plaza Program?

What is the NYC Plaza Program?

The New York City Plaza Program is open to all organizations within the city and is run by DOT (the Department of Transportation). Through this program, DOT works with organizations to redesign neighborhood plazas, turning unused spaces into quality spaces that people can enjoy. The goal of the program is to make it so that anyone living in New York …

The Problem with Narrow Bike Lanes + Other Dangerous Bike Lane Designs

The Problem with Narrow Bike Lanes + Other Dangerous Bike Lane Designs

Bike lanes are intended to make people feel safe when riding their bike alongside traffic. Narrow bike lanes and other design flaws can make a bike lane incredibly unsafe, preventing people from using it or putting them in danger when they do. If a bike lane doesn’t feel safe, most cyclists will not take the risk and they will ride …

Using Commercial Trash Receptacles to Reduce Litter & Promote Recycling

Using Commercial Trash Receptacles to Reduce Litter & Promote Recycling

Is your business constantly covered in litter? Commercial trash receptacles can help fix littering issues and promote recycling. In fact, one of the biggest contributors to littering is a lack of trash receptacles. If people cannot find a place to throw away their garbage, and most people won’t look that hard, they will toss it wherever they can. Some may …

Do Plants Need Self-Watering Planters?

Do Plants Need Self-Watering Planters?

Most plants can thrive in a self-watering planter, but some plants do notably better when housed in a self-watering container. There are several key signs that your plants (and you) could benefit from a self-watering planter, such as: You often forget to water plants You tend to overwater plants Have had any issues with root rot Plants are kept at …

The Solution to Corroding Union Metal Light Bases

The Solution to Corroding Union Metal Light Bases

Union metal light bases have been around for quite some time. Metal and steel are commonly used materials due to their strength and dependability. Yet, if you have ever dealt with metal light bases you know that they are prone to rusting and breaking down over time. These issues are especially prevalent at the base of the pole because this …

The Best Bike Lane Width for Protected Bike Lane Design

The Best Bike Lane Width for Protected Bike Lane Design

The best bike lane width for protected bike lane design varies based upon the layout of the road, existing barriers, traffic levels, and so forth. Local regulations, traffic levels, and other factors may also influence how wide bike lanes should be in a particular area. Bike lanes are most beneficial on streets with high vehicle volume (greater than 3,000 vehicles …

Planters from Recycled Materials: All About Recycled Plant Pots

Planters from Recycled Materials: All About Recycled Plant Pots

Planters from recycled materials are better for the environment, and they can provide some unexpected benefits as well. Especially if you purchase TerraCast planters, but more about that later. First, we are going to jump right into the benefits of recycled plant pots. Benefits of Using Recycled Pots Reduces waste in landfills by reusing old materials and making them new …