Catch Basin Repairs

ACPLM Catch Basin RepairAnyone 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.

Catch Basin Deterioration

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.

Catch Basin Repairs

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:

  • Begin by having an experienced paving contractor like ACPLM inspect the area. This analysis will indicate how extensive the damage actually is. Usually, the grate will be elevated to permit access to the inner portion of the concrete casting. Our team will perform an inspection and take appropriate pictures and/or video.
  • If a repair is necessary, the outside of the catch basin will be saw cut between one and two feet from the frame. The asphalt will be extracted to the appropriate level. In some instances, the bricks can be left in place. In others, the full frame and grate must be taken out. They will be removed along with a few rows of blocks if the casting collapses.
  • Our team will install new blocks for improved elevation. We will pour a new mortar that blocks the water. If necessary, the interior will require mortar to seal joints and other fissures to block additional water from seeping in.
  • The grate and frame will be put back in on the casting

The job culminates with a patching of the one – two foot perimeter with concrete or asphalt.