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.
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!
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- Locally owned and operated in Hackensack New Jersey
- Exclusive Distributor of SEALMASTER Pavement Products
- Serving the tri-state area for over 35 years
- Quality Services and Products
What our “clientele” say
James Kurpiel Inc. completely and professionally sealcoated and re-striped my medical facility’s parking lot over a three day holiday weekend. The results were amazing and the appearance is stunning. Highly recommend this firm.
The pavement and lot in front of our loading docks takes a pounding. We hired James Kurpiel Inc. to come in a do some saw-cut patching on the worst areas and coating on the others. Excellent workmanship and product.