Did you know that parking lot drainage is an important aspect of parking lot maintenance? In essence, if your parking lot is failing to drain properly, it will cause a host of costly problems. That is exactly why you need to know the parking lot drainage facts. First and foremost, although the proper drainage system should have been installed prior to the installation of the parking lot surface material that is not always the case. A great deal of unscrupulous parking lot contractors are known to cut corners that end up coming back to haunt the parking lot owners and or operators.

This hold especially true when it comes to the things that you cannot see such as the drainage system. In essence, if the parking lot drainage system was not installed properly, or at all, then the water will not drain properly during heavy rainstorms and or at times when the snow coverage melts all at once. This can cause your parking lot to flood. It can also cause flooding on the street. When your parking lot floods it can also cause a great deal of damage to the buildings that are located near the parking lot. Even though it may not be your fault, you are ultimately responsible from both a legal and financial standpoint.

If you don’t have flood insurance, all of that money will need to come out of your pocket. In some cases it can bankrupt the business. If you notice that puddles are forming and won’t go away, or that your parking lot floods even a little bit whenever it rains or the snow melts, contact us ASAP. In a best-case scenario the parking lot drainage issue is a simple fix. However, you do need to be prepared for the fact that your parking lot drainage issue is a major problem. In the most severe cases, the parking lot will need to be ripped out and rebuilt from scratch including a new parking lot drainage system that actually works.

The first thing we will check is to see if there are any clogs in the system that needs to be cleared. Often times something as simple as the catch basins can be the culprit. For example, if the catch basins haven’t been cleaned and inspected in a while they may be clogged with dirt and debris. A simple catch basin cleaning with one of our trucks will do the trick. You would be surprised by how many parking lot owners and operators neglect to have the catch basins cleaned on a regular basis. It tends to be one of those out of site out of mind things, however it is an important aspect of proper parking lot maintenance.

If you have any questions about our parking lot drainage services in New England, or would like to schedule service we are happy to help. Please contact us today! Jolin Paving & Excavating, Inc. & Vacuum Truck Services 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. Environmental related issues occur all of the time, and can strike at any time. That is exactly why you need to have a local and reliable environmental services company at the helm and ready to go whenever you actually need them.