What is a parking lot catch basin?

Catch basins are underground chambers topped with grates. They allow sand, sediment, and other materials to settle out of storm water before it travels to a detention basin. Begin by assessing the number and location of catch basins on your parking lot.

Where should a catch basin be located?

The catch basins themselves should be installed at the low points of the yard, and the wholes should be deep enough to allow a gravel base to be installed underneath.

How much does a concrete catch basin cost?

A concrete catch basin costs $2,000 to $5,000 for installation. That price includes all connections and complete installation.

What is the difference between a storm drain and a catch basin?

In short, Catch Basins are holes in the ground that “catch” the rainfall or any runoff surface water. Storm Drains are a type of Catch Basin, but are typically along the sides of roads to deal exclusively with storm runoff. Storm Sewers are the systems that carry the water away.

Can you put a French drain under driveway?

When installing a French drain under a driveway or road, we use heavy duty structural corrugated drain pipe, not the stuff from the big box stores which can collapse if a truck drives over it. We also bury our French drains at least 12”-18” deep to avoid collapse.

What will you do if you drop your phone or key down a storm drain?

If you drop your keys in the storm drain and you want to get them back, you should reach out to your local sewer department right away. The sewer department wants to help people retrieve their personal possessions because it helps them prevent blockages in the system and keep things moving the way they should.

How often should catch basins be cleaned?

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE Catch basins should be inspected at least annually to determine if they need to be cleaned. Typically, a catch basin should be cleaned if the depth of deposits is greater than or equal to one-third the depth from the basin to the invert of the lowest pipe or opening into or out of the basin.

Which is better catch basin or French drain?

If you are trying to control moderate amounts of runoff and groundwater over a large area, install a French drain. To drain large amounts of runoff or surface area from a low spot in your yard, install a catch basin. However, this isn’t an either-or proposition.

Where can I find precast concrete catch basins?

We manufacture precast concrete catch basins in our Southwest Washington plant. Precast concrete is a resilient, sustainable, and economical material. Precast catch basins are the most popular storm drainage product on the market. You’ll find them in cities and towns across the Pacific Northwest and the rest of the nation.

Why do you need a catch basin in a parking lot?

The parking lot of an airport or mall may need at least a few catch basins to ensure water drains efficiently. Engineers or other planners determine the number, location and type of catch basins required. A catch basin contains a certain volume of water below an outlet pipe or elbow.

How big are concrete junction boxes and catch basins?

We produce our 24” and 18” junction boxes and catch basins in both 2 feet and 3 feet depths. Customized risers available to provide additional depth. Concrete ASAP also carries a wide variety of cast iron frames and grates for the customer’s option in purchasing the standard grate, a narrow-slotted grate/ADA or solid cover.

How big is a catch basin in Houston?

City of Houston 33″ x 33″ catch basin or junction box, City of Houston inlet, 43″ deep, actual box is 45″x 45″, accepts up to 24″ concrete pipe, paired with a 30″ x 30″ raised standard or narrow-slotted grate. Solid covers for this item can be ordered by request.