If you own a property that has a culvert on it, or manage a municipality in New England then please pay careful attention. It is imperative that you have your culverts taken care of properly. We are your culvert inspection and cleaning specialist. Our services are required on a regular basis. Otherwise you are facing the unnecessary risk of causing a flood in your area. The entire purpose of a culvert is to divert any excessive amounts of rainwater and snowmelt runoff to the sewer system. A culvert can also direct the excessive amounts of rainwater and snowmelt runoff to a local distribution point such as a manmade pond, natural pond or other waterway.

The bottom line is that culverts keep any excessive amounts of rainwater and snowmelt runoff from flooding the streets and properties that are located on the streets in your area. Although culverts are typically constructed with large diameter pipes, they still tend to clog rather easily. This is due to the fact that the stormwater and snowmelt runoff picks up a bunch of debris that is located in its path. That debris, including large tree branches, rocks, and bags of garbage can easily pile up and block your culvert when the water is flowing through it. In addition, culverts usually take a beating and are highly susceptible to damages.

The bottom line is if a culvert becomes blocked, clogged, or damaged it can prevent the stormwater and snowmelt runoff from running through it properly. When a culvert becomes completely blocked or clogged or is severely damaged the stormwater and snowmelt runoff is unable to travel through the culvert at all. At that point the culvert acts as a dam instead of a pass through system. Take a wild guess what happens next? The excessive amounts of stormwater and snowmelt runoff will start to back up out of the culvert.

That’s exactly when the flooding starts. Since a culvert is designed to handle large amounts of water, when all of that water can’t pass through the culvert and backs up out of it the flooding can be severe. In further bad news, if the culvert is located on a property that you own then you may very well be held responsible for the flood. That means you may very well be facing harsh fines and law suits from your neighbors if the flood causes them any damage. The good news is that floods can be prevented. Remember that we are your culvert inspection and cleaning specialist. Simply pick up the phone and call to schedule an appointment or email us today.

If you have any questions about our culvert inspection and cleaning services in New England, 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. 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.