You may need a catch basin installed at your commercial or industrial building. Do you notice pooling water in particular areas on the grounds of your property after it rains? Perhaps these puddles take a long time to dry up or don’t dry up at all. Often time this happens directly under downspouts. If your drainage system isn’t working properly, it can cause floods. As you know, floods can cause serious water damage to your property and your neighbors’ properties.

Unless you happen to have a flood insurance policy in place, you’re responsible for the flood damage from both a legal and financial standpoint. The good news is that floods can be easily avoided. Simply give us a quick call or send an email. We will come to your property and evaluate the situation. Often times the solution is as easy as having us install a catch basin. So, what exactly is a catch basin? In essence, a catch basin is a cistern type of structure that is buried underground in order to collect and disperse stormwater and snowmelt runoff.

Catch basins are incredibly adaptable drainage systems. They can be utilized as a stand-alone unit or work in conjunction with other catch basins as part of a larger drainage solution. Catch basins are available in various sizes and even come in different shapes. For example, commercial catch basins are typically 20 inches or larger. The units are basically a box type of structure with a grate on top. The box is installed in the ground. The grate is at ground level. The stormwater or snowmelt runoff enters into the catch basin at ground level through the grate.

Typically speaking, there’s a lot of debris that becomes mixed in with the water. The heavier debris will sink to the bottom of the catch basin where it will remain until the unit is cleaned out. The water flows out of the catch basin through a distribution pipe until it reaches a designated location. For example, the water can be distributed to a local man-made retention pond. The water can also be distributed to a natural local body of water such as a stream, or pond. In some cases, the water is distributed to the public sewer system. At that point, it’ll wind up at a sewage treatment facility.

The debris that has sunk to the bottom of the catch basin must be cleaned out periodically. Otherwise, the water distribution pipe will get clogged. If that happens, the catch basin will overflow and you’re back to square one. That’s why you should have all catch basins on your property cleaned and inspected at least twice per year. We highly suggest having a cleaning service performed in the late fall and early spring.

If you have any questions about our catch basin installation service, or would like to schedule service 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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