Did you know that culvert maintenance is incredibly important? This is due to the fact that when a culvert become blocked up with branches, garbage, and other debris it tends to cause drainage issues in the surrounding area. In a worst case scenario, ignoring culvert maintenance can lead to flooding. Many properties have culverts, especially properties that are located in rural areas of New England. In essence, a culvert is a ditch that runs under or besides a road, or driveway.

Culverts can also run under railroad tracks. The bottom line is that culverts provide excessive amount of water, such as stormwater and snowmelt runoff, with a place to gather and then enter into a large drainage system in order to avoid flooding the areas that surround the culvert. Do not put off culvert maintenance if you are responsible for a culvert. Typically speaking, if a culvert is located directly on a piece of property that you either own or manage, than you are responsible for the culvert. That includes the culvert maintenance.

On the other hand, if a culvert is located on a piece of property that is either owned or managed by the municipality, than the municipality is responsible for the culvert, which again, includes the culvert maintenance. Repairs can be incredibly costly, which is yet another reason why culvert maintenance is so important. Repairs to the culvert tube or pipe can be significantly reduced if the culvert is properly cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. By regular basis we mean that you should schedule culvert maintenance with a professional service provider like Jolin Paving & Vacuum Truck Services at least once or twice a year, and after any severe storms.

That way you can rest assured that the culvert is not blocked or well on its way to becoming blocked. When a culvert does become blocked the water simply cannot flow through it. Even if the culvert is partially blocked it can cause a great deal of problems. In essence, if the stormwater, and or snowmelt runoff cannot flow through the culvert it cannot reach it’s distribution point. So where does all of that water go? The bottom line is that it floods the surrounding area, which can cause hundred of thousands of dollars if not millions of dollars worth of damage.

In addition, when excessive amounts of stormwater and snowmelt runoff flow over the ground, chemicals and other dangerous elements tend to mix in with the water. That means those chemical and dangerous elements will enter into the local environment if the water floods because the culvert is blocked. This is especially damaging to the environment if the floodwater enters into the local streams, ponds, lakes, and or rivers.

If you have any questions about our culvert maintenance 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.