Having a catch basin as part of your sewer system or storm drain ensures that you prevent debris from entering into the drainage pipes. If the debris were to enter into your drainage pipes, there is a good chance that you would be struggling with blockages, possibly even have to deal with damage.
As the snow is going to melt, it means that all the debris inside of the snow is going to head towards your sewer system. Moreover, the extra water from the melted snow is going to bring many different particles with it.
The catch basins have a wide sloping inlet that collects runoff. This ensures that even if there is a lot of water (such as when the snow is melting or after heavy rainstorms) there is minimal overflow when the water is dumped into the system. The inlet pipe is covered with a grating. This ensures that there is no large debris that can enter into the piping. As water continues to run into the catch basin, the small particles are going to settle at the bottom.
What can it offer you?
There are a number of catch basin and storm drain cleaning benefits. A few of these include
- A guarantee that your basement stays dry. Remember that you may have precious mementos down there or spent a lot of money getting your basement ready in the first place
- It prevents water from heavy storms and rains from getting into your home. This could help prevent a flood
- It helps relieve water pressure that would build up within your foundation or your walls. This could very well cause a leak
What happens if you do not clean your catch basin?
While a catch basin can provide you with a number of different benefits, a clogged catch basin is only going to lead to more problems. This is why you want to clean out your catch basin regularly in order to ensure that you still have the same benefits. If you are not going to perform routine maintenance and ignore a clogged catch basin, it could lead to the following issues:
- You may have debris, trash, and other items in your yard from the overflow
- The erosion from excessive water may cause damage to the driveway or concrete sidewalk
- You very well could damage the landscaping near the basin
- You have frequent floods when it rains
Remember that having a professional clean these for you is a cost-effective solution, especially if you want to make sure that you are fully prepared for the moment that the snow does start to melt.
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