Keeping up with parking lot drain cleaning is vital to a tidy, functional parking lot. Problems with litter can be unsightly and cause catch basins to clog. Clogged storm drains lead to a parking lot’s worst nightmare, flooding. Maintaining the spotless state of a parking lot can bring in business and help save on repair costs in the long rain.
Avoiding Clogged Storm Drains
Keeping your catch basin or storm drain from clogging is easy and always preventable. You can start by always removing debris and trash from the grates when you see it. Periodically cleaning areas around the drain can ensure that debris won't fall into the drain or be carried in by runoff. Trimming bushes, trees and raking are some examples of preventable actions. Now, be aware that there will be times when things slip through the grates and unwanted build up occurs. Cleaning out your drain using a vacuum truck or by hand regularly can make sure the drain stays clean and clear.
Implementing A Cleaning Routine
Establishing a cleaning routine for a parking lot is the easiest way to prevent issues with flooding. Assigning some employees to clear the area of trash and debris on a schedule can prevent the build up of litter in the area and minimize the risk of clogging a storm drain. Having your storm drains cleaning with a vacuum truck can ensure all debris and water is removed, leaving the drain to function properly.
Sloped Asphalt Parking Lot
The prevention of a flooded parking lot can be taken all the way to conception or even with a remodel. Pouring asphalt at an angle can help rainwater drain toward catch basins or lower land. If the ground is slanted, water will not pool and create a flooded disaster. The slope helps ths running water drain directly into storm drains with the help of gravity.
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