Do you actually need a culvert cleaning and inspection specialist? The answer is yes if you have a culvert on a property that you own or manage. The bottom line is that if a culvert is located on your property then you are responsible for maintaining it. So, what can happen if you fail to maintain that culvert? Well, let’s just say that it isn’t pretty. In essence, culverts need to be maintained on a regular basis. If they’re not, all of the debris, dirt, and garbage that collects in them will start to block the culvert. When that happens it can cause major flooding in the area.
The really bad news is that you, as the property owner or manager, are responsible for the damages that your culvert causes to your neighbors, the streets, and the environment. As you know, floods cause multiple millions of dollars in damages across New England on a yearly basis. Unless you happen to have flood insurance, which the vast majority of real estate owners do not, you could end up paying out of pocket for the damages that the flood causes. Keep in mind that your building liability insurance and or homeowner’s insurance policy will not cover anything that has to do with floods.
That means if you fail to have your culvert cleaned and inspected on a regular basis, if your culvert floods, you’re paying for any damages in the area that the flood causes. Let’s say the flood causes $50,000 or $100,000 to your property and your neighbors property. That means you’re responsible from both a legal and financial standpoint to pay that $50,000 or $100,000. Can you actually afford that? In addition, when culverts cause floods, the storm water usually does quite a bit of damage to the surrounding environment.
That means you are also responsible for any cleanup costs, plus you’ll most likely need to pay a bunch of fines. The good news is that all of those problems can be easily avoided. All you need to do is contact us and set up a schedule to have your culvert cleaned and inspected. You should do this anywhere from 2-3 times per year. In further good news, the culvert cleaning and inspection fee is just a drop in the bucket so to speak compared to causing a flood.
If you have any questions about our culvert cleaning and inspection services, or would like to schedule an appointment we are happy to help. Please contact us today! Jolin Paving & Excavating, Inc. is your New England connection for a vast variety of environmentally related services. Our company has been serving Boston Massachusetts, Southern NH, VT & ME as well as Northern CT & RI since 1952. Please Contact us to learn more today.
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