Anyone who owns a parking lot or similar space knows that it is a bit of a challenge to drain water. Water tends to pool in level spaces unless there is some sort of a draining system in place. It is important to eliminate water from your parking lot as moisture is one of the leading factors of asphalt / concrete deterioration. Catch basins are used to help with the drainage of water off of the lot’s surface. Since large amounts of water often prove harmful, catch basins are typically one of the first sites of parking lot problems.
The average catch basin is built with a concrete cone, a steel frame, a grate, riser rings and a special reducer top. The asphalt eventually shrinks from the frames and water follows through the opened spaces. Since Tampa Bay has such heavy rain in large spurts, compromised catch basins left in the asphalt will eventually harm the surrounding space. The asphalt might deteriorate along with the catch basin itself. In some instances, the presence of a damaged catch basin can cause asphalt to cave in with a full concrete failure.
Repair your aged or damage catch basin and the rest of your parking lot will benefit. The repair will also reduce the odds of vehicles suffering damage on your parking lot. The actual catch basin repair is performed as follows:
The job culminates with a patching of the one – two foot perimeter with concrete or asphalt.