Why Catch Basin Repairs are Important
for Your Parking Lot Maintenance Program
Catch Basins (also known as storm drains) are an often overlooked part of the City’s infrastructure. They are usually located within a curb and are a vital part of flood control, allowing water to quickly drain from the streets. Without proper drainage, ice builds up during the bitter Northeast Ohio winter months causing potential pedestrian slipping liability hazards and heaving of your asphalt as the temperatures rise and fall.
Catch Basins provide an essential purpose on all Commercial Parking Lots. When properly installed, they allow water to flow off of the asphalt pavement. Without proper drainage, ice builds up during the bitter Northeast Ohio winter months causing potential pedestrian slipping liability hazards and heaving of your asphalt as the temperatures rise and fall. During the Ohio spring, summer, and fall months it causes puddles and potential damage to the asphalt as water seeps through the cracks into the sub-base instead of flowing to the catch basins. In addition, the water puddles hide deeper potholes and provide the potential for additional pedestrian tripping and slipping liability hazards. These are serious problems for all Ohio businesses and must be both prevented and addressed immediately.
Throughout the year in Northeast Ohio, catch basins get wear and tear from both water flow erosion and constant vehicle traffic. As a result, it is essential to inspect catch basins every spring to see if there is asphalt spider web cracking around the perimeter of the catch basins or sinking around the catch basins. If there is sinking or cracking around the catch basins and puddles in your parking lot, then you need to have these conditions repaired immediately.
DD Mitchell Construction is experienced in all aspects of Commercial and Industrial Parking Lot Maintenance Assessments. The level of catch basin repairs required will depend on the amount of damage to the entire parking lot. Catch basin repairs generally need both an internal concrete repair and a full depth asphalt paving repair. Our specifications for these repairs have been developed over the years and meet or exceed all industry specifications.