The Dangerous Effects of Catch Basin Flooding
Catch basins, also known as storm drains, help to collect water runoff from heavy rains and melting snow. Catch basins work in conjunction with the grading and sloping of your pavement to channel water away from buildings, vehicles, yards, and parking lots. If water is allowed to accumulate, the pavement can flood which can cause damage not only to the asphalt and its foundation, but also to nearby buildings and vehicles. Instead of flowing through the catch basin to an outlet pipe, the water has nowhere to go and begins to butt up to and leak into surrounding structures. This kind of flooding means costly property damage and stressful insurance claims. Save yourself the hassle and keep an eye on your catch basins!