Did you know that culverts are an important part of our society? In essence they are responsible for moving water under roads and bridges in the safest and most effective manner possible in order to prevent dangerous floods. When culverts are working properly, the vast majority of people either don’t notice them or don’t realize exactly what they are. That being stated, culverts can become a complete and utter nuisance. This statement holds especially true if they break down due to negligence that includes clogs that are caused by both man-made and natural materials such as garbage and tree branches.

If that does happen to occur, the source of the issue must be discovered quickly before it leads to a nasty flood and the major damage that does along with it. That is why each and every municipality in New England should have a culvert inspection and cleaning specialist at the ready. The truth of the matter is that with the proper maintenance plan in place the amount of emergency situations will be significantly reduced. This is yet another reason that your city or town should be working with a culvert inspection and cleaning specialist that has the experience, knowledge, and tools to handle the job.

So what exactly is a culvert? A culvert is basically a tunnel that is used to direct, distribute, and control the flow water under a roadway. In some cases, culverts can act as a small bridge for both automobile traffic and pedestrians. Culverts can be manufactured out of various materials such as concrete, high density plastic, or steel.  There are a plethora of factors that can cause a culvert to fail. For example, lack of proper maintenance, improper installing, corrosion of the soil, and even corrosion of the materials that the culverts are made with can all cause them to break down. Even small cracks can cause big trouble if they remain undiscovered for years on end.

That is why it is so important to have the culverts in your city or town inspected by a professional on a regular basis.  The culvert inspector will look for the buildup of debris and sediment that may be blocking the proper flow of water. At that point, the culvert can be cleaned in order to avoid the pipes from clogging. If the pipes do become clogged it restricts the flow of water, which can very well lead to flooding in the surrounding area. The bottom line is that if a culvert becomes clogged and floods the surrounding area, it will cause a great deal of damage and financial loss to your city or town. The good news is that a simple culvert inspection and cleaning goes a long way in preventing flooding from occurring.

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. 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.