Austin, TX Catch Basin Drain Repair and Installation
Catch basins are created to catch water runoff from pavement, including parking lots, to prevent standing water and the damage that results to your asphalt or concrete. Catch basins must be properly installed and maintained to keep your parking lot dry and pothole-free.
Catch Basins Protect Your Parking Lot
When water builds up on a parking lot, it can mean big trouble for your pavement. First, the water can leak below the surface of your parking lot and seep into any cracks. Then, as temperatures freeze and thaw, the water expands and contracts, stretching out and working those cracks into larger holes, with pieces breaking away from traffic.
A catch basin is made of concrete, typically with a steel grate to trap large debris to carry excess water away to a waterway or other safe removal place.
What Happens When a Catch Basin is Damaged?
The most common problem with catch basins is when they become blocked with debris, preventing the water from moving through. Other problems can come from wear and disintegration, salt and other chemicals wearing down the concrete, exposure to the elements, including recurring freeze-thaw cycles.
The repair can include replacing the adjustment rings to reset the basin’s level. Repairs may also include adding a concrete collar to the mouth of the basin.
As the damage and debris build up, the catch basin can become so clogged or damaged it needs replacing. However, if caught early, a repair is possible.
U.S. Pave Austin Does Catch Basin Repair and Installation
At U.S. Pave, we specialize in pavements, from top to bottom, including catch basins. We know how to choose the best possible site, angles and size catch basin to give you excellent drainage, preventing standing water, mold, mildew and ice in colder weather. Your parking lot will be safer and more vehicle- and people-friendly when you choose the best paving company around.
U.S. Pave is a nationwide paving company that does high-quality catch basin repair and installation as part of your professionally done parking lot. We do both asphalt and concrete work and provide excellent service you can count on. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.