Did you know that catch basin inspection is key in Massachusetts? In fact, it can make the difference between you causing a major flood, or having things run as smoothly as possible during a rainstorm and or when large amounts of snow melt all at once. If that statement sounds a bit confusing, it’s time for you to learn what a catch basin is, how it works, and why they need to be inspected on a regular basis. Many property owners are unaware of the fact that if there is a catch basin located on their property, they are responsible for having it inspected and cleaned.
A catch basin distributes storm water so that it doesn’t flood your property, your neighbors property, the street, and surrounding areas. In essence, a catch basin is a box that’s buried underground. There is a grate at the top of the box that’s located at ground level. When storm water is flowing it enters into the catch basin through the grate. At that point any sediment that the storm water has collected as it travels sinks to the bottom of the catch basin. The water floats to the top of the catch basin. The water is distributed from the catch basin through a pipe.
The water then travels through the pipe until it reaches the main sewer line, a local body of natural water, or a man made retention pond. However, if the catch basin isn’t working correctly, the water may not end up in the pipe. Instead, the water can backflow out of the catch basin through the same grate that it entered into the catch basin. That’s when floods happen. The catch basin may not be working correctly because the sediment that sinks to the bottom of the box hasn’t been cleaned out in a while.
The sediment can pile up to the point that it blocks the pipe inside of the catch basin. The pipe itself could be broken or blocked with tree roots. The good news is that a catch basin inspection will detect the problem so that it can be fixed ASAP. A simple catch basin inspection performed at least two (2) times per year should be part of your property maintenance plan. Only a professional with the knowledge and experience should perform a catch basin inspection.
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