A catch basin is the grated section of the storm drain system that catches water and debris to keep it from building up on the road. Although you might not always pay much attention to it—unless you’re trying to walk on the side of the road in heels—it is important to keep the catch basin in top condition. Here are four signs that it might be time to consider catch basin repairs.
- A tripping hazard: If the catch basin is beginning to look like more of tripping hazard as the grate becomes higher than the surrounding asphalt, it’s a good time for catch basin repairs. The raised grate will create standing water that could cause further deterioration for the surrounding asphalt.
- A sinking catch basin: Similar to a raised catch basin, a sinking catch basin is also a good sign that you need catch basin repairs. If it seems to be sinking below the level of the asphalt, you could have a sinkhole problem or the beginnings of a sinkhole. It is better to schedule the repairs as soon as you notice this before the grate fails entirely.
- Signs of deterioration: Ignoring holes or cracks in or around the catch basin could cause more extensive water damage on the surrounding asphalt. It could also potentially cause sinkholes, so it’s better to schedule the repairs right away.
- Age: As with anything, catch basins will slowly become worn over time. Once the catch basin gets noticeably older, it may be better to replace it entirely rather than attempting a series of catch basin repairs.
If you have noticed any of the above warning signs in the catch basins surrounding your property, give us a call at AAA Top Quality Asphalt to schedule catch basin repairs today.