Anyone who owns a parking lot or similar space knows that it is challenging to drain water. Water tends to pool in low spaces unless there is 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 box, 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 Florida has a heavy rainy season in mirco bursts, 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 concrete failure.
Repair your aged or damage catch basin and the rest of your parking lot will benefit. The repair will also reduce the chance of vehicles suffering damage on your parking lot.
The job culminates with patching of the one-two foot perimeter with concrete or asphalt.