However, smaller cracks aren’t the end of the catch basin. Often small fixes can be done, such as fixing a cracked grate, or even fixing the pavement surrounding the catch basin. These repairs should be done as soon as possible, as smaller cracks will lead to much larger cracking that tends to be a serious problem with catch basins. While you might not think of it, the pavement surrounding your catch basin is very important to it’s structure as well. Whenever that pavement becomes weaker through cracking, you will not only have to replace that pavement, but you also run the risk of damaging your catch basin as well.
To ensure proper pitch for drainage, catch basins oftentimes need to be adjusted. Once the asphalt perimeter of a catch basin has been removed, the base is excavated as deep as is necessary to perform the adjustment.
In commercial areas, a drain repairs or modifications can prevent water from pooling up in your lawn areas. If your property is constantly overwhelmed by water, you risk damaging the foundation of your property from cracks, flooding, leaks, and even mold growth if left untreated. Proper drainage lessens the risk of personal injury on your properties from ice or snow build up and accumulation by providing a means of melt run off, which lessens the chances of pooling. Proper design, build, and repair of catch basins (an example of which is shown to the right), pipes, curbs and other surface water conveyances can prevent flooding, reduce maintenance costs, protect the environment and prevent property damage to homes, businesses and other structures.
Properties with proper drainage systems also look much better than one that is constantly flooded and full of cracks caused by the flooding. Installing proper drainage is never a bad idea, especially if you constantly have to repair cracks and other severe problems caused by improper drainage.
If you need help with an already installed catch basin, James Kurpiel Inc. is ready to help with a team of asphalt and concrete professionals. Repairing and maintaining a catch basin can seem like a hard task, but with the services provided by James Kurpiel Inc., you will not have to worry about routine maintenance. We can handle all the routine inspections, installations, and cleanings required by catch basins. Just give us a call or email and we’ll get in touch shortly!