Catch Basin Repair
Storm drains (also known as catch basins) are vital to your parking lot’s asphalt management. The drains remove surface water run-off and keep water from accumulating in your parking lot. If asphalt management does not include inspecting the parking lot catch basin, a faulty catch basin drainage system will allow standing water to accumulate and cause the subsurface of the parking lot to start to deteriorate rapidly. Catch basin repairs range in magnitude, but addressing the issue as soon as its noticed will reduce liability and repair costs. Contacting Asphalt Management today will ensure that your parking lot catch basin is inspected properly and any issues with your catch basin drainage system are addressed.
Signs That You Need Catch Basin Repairs
The catch basin or its grate is higher than the surrounding asphalt. This poses a tripping hazard and can create standing water that degrades existing asphalt further. Repairs may involve removing surrounding asphalt and lowering the basin to alter the height of the frame.
Sunken Parking Lot Catch Basin
Either water erodes the sub-base, or the stone base has settled and can no longer support the asphalt. Depending on the severity of the damage, asphalt may be removed to even things out, or the repair may require replacing the entire structure for the drain.
Holes and Cracks Around Catch Basin
The longer the deterioration is allowed to continue and the more water collects in holes and cracks, freezing and thawing over time, the more severe the damage and repair costs. Leaving a catch basin neglected until a sinkhole develops could cause far more extensive damage to surrounding asphalt, and create liability issues.
If a catch basin or storm drain is older and may be beyond repair, we can completely dig out and rebuild the more extreme of cases. Preventative maintenance reduces costs and ensures longer lasting catch basins and drain structures, while keeping the rest of your parking lot in good repair.