Drainage issues? Install a Catch Basin or Dry Well System




A catch basin is a part of a storm drain or sewer system designed to keep large debris from entering your drainage pipes. Catch basins create minimal overflow from high volumes of water being dumped into the system. Though precast concrete catch basins are the most popular, they can be constructed in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be designed to meet specific site conditions. How does a catch basin work? These drainage systems have a wide sloping inlet which opens to a vertical pipe that is covered with a grating. The grating traps large debris precluding it from entering the pipe as the runoff floods the catch basin while the small debris that slips through the grate settles at the bottom. The drainage pipes ensure that the runoff that flows into the drain is free of sediment. To ensure the catch basin remains effective, you will want to keep up with maintenance involving regularly cleaning out the debris from the grate and trap. Call your local expert to have a catch basin installed at your home!



A dry well system is a subsurface storage facility that temporarily stores and infiltrates stormwater runoff from the roofs of structures into the surrounding soils. In a storm event where the dry well is overwhelmed, an overflow mechanism, such as a surcharge pipe, will ensure that the additional runoff is efficiently transferred downstream. A traditional dry well contains gravel or stone within the chamber, but you are able to purchase gravel-free dry wells that will also ensure collecting, retaining and discharging of stormwater. Like most systems, dry wells require regular inspections and maintenance to ensure prolonged functioning; four times a year is a recommended amount to dispose of sediments, debris, trash, and any other waste material that may come out of the dry well. Call your local expert and get a quote for a dry well system or check out ways you can install this system yourself!

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