Archive for February, 2014

  • Rain can overwhelm Storm Drains

    A catch basin or a storm drainage system is essential for falling rain and melted snow as it can be hazardous if not appropriately maintained. A system is comprised of pipes underneath a home or business that captures an abundance of water (particularly during rainfall).

    Rainfall or melted snow is unpredictable and occasionally it can be overwhelming for a sewer system if it is a large amount. When this happens it can cause problems such as muddy areas however a storm drain will prevent this while protecting lawns and landscape. If too much water gets into a garden it can cause plant diseases or even wipe out the garden that you had worked so hard on.

    A good storm drainage system also protects areas of a home such as a garage, patio or driveway. Often with large amounts of rain or snow it can weaken the base of a driveway. So by ensuring that pipes are planted underneath a drive way or garage it can prevent any dangerous incidents. Flooding and erosion will also be prevented. When you have an unmanageable water flow it may erode structures in a home and surrounding areas as well. If there is an inadequate storm drainage system for storms, it can also overload the sewer system, which can lead to flooding. Flooding is more prone to areas with low water levels.

    Implementing a good storm drainage system is necessary because storm water normally will drain inside a lake or ocean will also protect the environment. However often storm water is full of chemicals, dirt and many other toxic pollutants. These hazardous elements will have a negative effect on resources of the sea and general water. Concerns such as these are important, as rain amounts cannot be controlled. We can however reduce the water from storms that reach a body of water by using storm drainage systems for every home and business.

    Storm drainage issues can be particularly problematic if a home is situated below the level of the water; therefore adequate pumping is also required. Storm drain pumping will force out sprinkler, rain and natural water from the ground and whisk it away from a home and inside a storm drain. In addition, proper cleaning of parking lots and roadways are also essential to ensure safe conditions. If left unmaintained it can cause flooding of an area and can cause the drainage system to improperly function.