It’s a challenge to drain water from just about every parking lot. Water pools on flat surfaces unless there is an adequate drainage system. Do not underestimate the importance of eliminating water from your lot. If you allow water to pool or even permit a small amount of moisture to remain, your asphalt or concrete lot will gradually deteriorate. Catch basins are the solution to this problem. Catch basins drain water away from the surface of the parking lot. If your lot’s catch basin is poorly designed, blocked or flawed in any way, it will make water removal that much more challenging.
Catch Basins are Fallible
There is a common misconception that once a catch basin is installed, it will remain functional across posterity. In reality, catch basins are prone to deterioration and other problems. The typical catch basin is made with a steel frame, concrete cone, riser rings, grate, and reducer top. Asphalt gradually shrinks in the area of the frame, permitting water to move through the open portions. Tampa catch basin repairs can remedy these flaws.
Catch basin functionality is especially important in our area as we receive strong rain in considerable spurts. If the catch basin is compromised and allowed to remain in the asphalt, it will gradually damage the surrounding area. Asphalt might even deteriorate in unison with the catch basin. A damaged catch basin also has the potential to completely cave in, making the need for Tampa catch basin repairs that much more urgent.
Tampa Catch Basin Repairs
Catch basins that have even minor flaws should be repaired right away. A damaged catch basin will jeopardize the rest of your parking lot. Timely Tampa catch basin repairs dramatically reduce the chances of automobiles enduring damage on the lot. Tampa catch basin repairs commence with the analysis of a savvy paving team. Let ACPLM inspect the area to determine the extent of the damage. The grate will likely be elevated so the inner section of the concrete casting can be reached.
If Tampa catch basin repairs are necessary, the outer portion will be cut a foot away from the frame so asphalt can be extracted. It might be possible to leave the bricks in place. In other cases, it’s necessary to take out the entire frame and grate. If casting falls, a couple of rows of blocks will also be taken out. New blocks will be added to increase elevation. New mortar is then poured to impede the flow of water. The grate and frame are returned to the casting. The final step of Tampa catch basin repairs is the patching of concrete/asphalt across the perimeter.
Contact ACPLM at (888)-959-9637 or fill out our online contact form to learn more about our Tampa Catch Basin Repair services.