Good drainage is very important and a well-built parking lot will have the appropriate manholes and sewer drains planned and built into the system for excess water. This is why it’s so important to watch for any signs your parking lot sewer drain or manhole needs repair. Here are 3.
When you begin to notice large pooling and water puddles surrounding a drain or manhole, this is a sign that something is not quite right. This could mean there is something wrong with the drainage system. Water pooling can also occur at the base of curbs and sidewalks as well. Not only can a drainage issue become a larger and more costly repair for a property owner, it can cause troubles for pedestrians, customers, drivers, and more. This is a problem that should be addressed and solved as soon as possible because it will become a more serious repair overtime. Other possible causes of water pooling could be from poor slope planning, improper parking lot aesthetics, and diminished pavement quality.
Blockage and Backups
Sewers and manholes see a lot of waste and debris pass through, which can also lead to problems. Over an extended period, this waste can accumulate and create blockages, ultimately leading to clogged pipes, water pooling, and more. This can cause serious deterioration to your property’s pavement, we well as, the drainage systems. Leaves, garbage, litter, animal waste, and more are all common wastes that can build up and cause blockages. Annual inspections and maintenance are the only way to control and supervise these conditions. If you are noticing an abundance of leaves and litter accumulating around your sewer drains, you could have this problem.
Brick and Motor Deterioration
Another sign that a manhole or sewer drain needs serviced is visible deterioration of the brick and mortar. Mostly extreme weather conditions and natural erosion are the causes behind these problems; however, man-made mistakes can also cause this to happen; such as poor pavement installation, improper drainage planning, and use of low quality asphalt or concrete. One the integrity of the brick and mortar is compromised, the rest of the erosion process happens quickly. Immediate pavement repair is needed to stop the deterioration in its tracks, and prevent additional costly repairs down the line.
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