Drain Rebuild | Repair Services

The last thing any business owner wants to encounter is a problem with a catch basin drain or trench drain. These drains are important and serve an important function in parking lots, helping drain water runoff and prevent pooling water that can damage asphalt. For large asphalt surfaces, having catch basin drains are essential for preventing damage and the need for repairs.

All catch basins or storm drains will eventually deteriorate over time. This is because whenever water or salt water enters the joints between the steel casting and block or the mortar joints, it weakens the mortar significantly. Yearly inspections of your catch basins, as well as timely repairs can prevent you from having to pay costly future repairs. Sometimes all your catch basin requires is a replacement of a few blocks or bricks, or just adjusting a bent grate can keep your parking lot drainage system in working action.

Many catch basins will require repairs whenever water seeps through cracks into the asphalt surrounding the catch basin. The water will then begin to undermine and erode the base materials which help support your asphalt. Harsh winters are particularly tough on catch basins. This can be because of salt accumulation on roads, sidewalks, parking lots and other vehicular traffic areas, as it will run-off into the catch basin and deteriorate the mortar.

When your drain is clogged and water runs through slow, it usually is just a sign that the drain is clogged. This can be resolved easily with a simple cleaning twice each year. However, if your catch basin has collapsed or sunken into the ground at all, this can be a much more expensive fix. You will typically have to replace the entire catch basin in this situation, as the foundation will usually be heavily cracked and no good for catching water.

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.

Catch Basin Drain Repair by James Kurpiel Inc of Bergen CountyIn 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!

What our “clientele” say

This is where the pros go go buy product. Compared to the big orange store, Kurpiel sells the professional products that are much better quality at a lower price. And Cassie and Jim are there to walk you through every step of your job and answer questions all the time. Its like night and day. If you want the best products at the best price as well as professional advice you would be lucky to buy here. It really is the secret of the pros. They helped me to choose the best products and save a driveway that truly needed at the least a $7000 overlay if not a complete redo. I spent a few hundred dollar in products and a few days in labor, probably twice over. But I truly saved the driveway and they helped me find the best pro to seal it since they are mostly commercial now.

First of all as a HOA board we are required to get multiple bids for our paving project. Of all the owners who came to give us an estimate and proposal…Jim Kurpiel was by far the nicest and most knowledgeable . His estimate was in the ballpark monetarily but offered far more than the others. All his workers were excellent and courteous.. Jim was on the job overseeing everything every day. A complete pleasure to work with and an excellent job well done. We would give him a big “10” in all areas.

This summer, I used Kurpiel paving to rip out my driveway and pour a new one. They did an excellent job from start to finish. Yesterday, I had an issue with a neighbor regarding my driveway. Nothing Kurpiel did wrong but I emailed Jim for some advice. He responded within a few hours and despite his busy schedule, he personally stopped by my house this morning to take a look. Although there was nothing wrong with the work they did, Jim resolved the issue for me free of charge. He went above and beyond to help me out. I highly recommend Kurpiel Paving. This is my first time posting a google review. Because of Jim’s kindness today I want to show my appreciation and share my positive experience with Jim’s company.

Jim runs his business in a manner that makes customer satisfaction a top priority. His crew performed a driveway resurface in which my old pavement was dug up and removed, and new pavement was laid. He requested that we let the gravel sit for a couple weeks prior to setting the new surface so he could observe how the subbase settled. I spoke to other pros who said that not all contractors take the time to do this, but James and his crew were doing the job the “right way” so my driveway would last. His men were always on time, respectful of my property, and left the site clean both times. Jim is a personable and professional gentleman, and I would absolutely recommend this business to others. BTW- the finished project was top notch. Couldn’t be happier.

Excellent job and very professional crew. I would definitely use them again on my future projects.

James Kurpiel Inc. did an excellent job on my driveway! They were prompt, easy to get in touch with and great to work with. Highly recommend!

These guys do great work! Professional, clean, and courteous!

This company was a true pleasure to work with. Do not hesitate to call them! They did an AMAZING job! Thanks again!

Jim and his team did a fantastic job. Great design, professional on time and great value.

Kurpiel and their associates were professional and fair. The work they did on our driveway had my neighbors, some from blocks away, asking for their info. Clean, efficient, reasonable and perfectly done. Highly recommended.

Jim and his crew are friendly, professional, honest, and reliable. From the estimate to driveway completion, the process was absolutely seamless! The driveway looks great and they left our property clean which was respectful. We appreciated how Jim and Casey were in frequent communication with us about scheduling, logistics and any questions. If only this company could do all our home repairs and renovations!

This is the best contractor we have ever dealt with. We got many estimates and he was also the best price which is a plus! He tore out our old black top driveway regraded and put in a beautiful new driveway complete with Belgian block border abd border for our landscaping. The project had many bumps, due to no fault of theirs bc we were having other work done and kept having problems which needed to push the driveway repaving back months! At the end, he had to repair and regrade some of the gravel bc it was laid at the beginning of the project but he did it with no extra charge!- crazy right! The driveway looks perfect! He came when he said he would, was always professional and we highly recommend his services!!! He also got the permits and closed the permits. Easy peasy!

Very professional organization. Completely repaved my driveway, and it looks great!

Pleasure to deal with. Exceptional work.

James Kurpiel Inc of Hackensack NJ Clientele Reviews--, Matt P

Very courteous and professional. My driveway looks amazing! Thanks guys.

James Kurpiel Inc. – Asphalt Paving Contractors in Bergen County

19 Orchard St. – Hackensack, N.J. 07601
Toll Free at 1-800-273-9769
(201) 342-3170