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Catch Basin Installation & Repairs

premises' safety, functionality, and appearance. Our comprehensive catch basin installation services are designed to ensure efficient water drainage, prevent flooding, and maintain the integrity of your parking lots. We bring expertise and precision to every project, ensuring that your commercial space remains accessible and attractive, regardless of weather conditions.

For over 30 years, Erickson Asphalt has stood as a beacon of excellence in Minnesota, committed to delivering exceptional customer service and superior paving solutions. Our dedication to quality and reliability has built us a reputation as a trusted partner for businesses across the state. When you choose us, you're not just getting a service provider; you're gaining a partner dedicated to enhancing the value and functionality of your commercial property.

What is a Catch Basin?

Catch basins are essential in managing stormwater in parking lots, acting as a first line of defense against flooding during wet weather. These basins collect water in a designated area until it reaches a certain level, at this point, the water flows into a pipe connected to an underground storm drain system. This system then directs the water to a local water treatment plant or stream, safely away from your property. Constructed primarily from durable concrete, often reinforced with concrete collars for added strength, catch basins are strategically installed at the lowest points of your parking lot to ensure efficient water management and prevent water from pooling in areas where it could cause damage or inconvenience.

How Are Catch Basins Installed?

Catch basin installation is a process that demands expertise and precision to ensure efficient stormwater management. Here's a concise overview of the steps involved:

  • Site Assessment: Our team conducts a thorough evaluation of the parking lot to pinpoint the lowest points where water tends to accumulate, ensuring the catch basin is optimally placed for maximum effectiveness.
  • Remove Existing Pavement: Before installation begins, any existing pavement where the catch basin will be located is removed.
  • Excavation: A specific area of the parking lot is carefully dug out to make room for the catch basin, with great care taken to minimize disturbance to the surrounding pavement.
  • Installation of the Catch Basin: The concrete catch basin is then installed into the prepared excavation. Reinforcement with concrete collars may be added to enhance durability.
  • Connection to Storm Drain: We connect the catch basin to the underground storm drain system using piping, ensuring a smooth transition for water to be redirected away from the property.
  • Backfill and Compaction: The area around the newly installed catch basin is backfilled with soil and compacted. This process is essential for stability, preventing any future shifting or settling.
  • Surface Restoration: Finally, we restore the surface of the parking lot. Asphalt or concrete is used to finish the area around the catch basin, integrating it flawlessly with the existing pavement.

Each step is executed with attention to detail, guaranteeing that the catch basin provides a reliable solution for water management on your property.

Maintaining Your Catch Basin

Ensuring the longevity and efficiency of your catch basin requires periodic cleaning to remove accumulated dirt, rocks, and other debris from the bottom of the basin. Keeping the grates clear is also crucial, allowing water to flow into the basin without obstruction. This routine maintenance prevents blockages that could lead to flooding and water damage on your property.

Additionally, inspecting the pavement around the catch basin regularly is essential. Settling can occur if the basin is not correctly installed, potentially causing uneven surfaces or damage to the pavement. Early detection of these issues allows for timely repairs, maintaining the integrity of your parking lot's drainage system.

Ready to Enhance Your Property?

At Erickson Asphalt, we're committed to providing you with comprehensive solutions that keep your property safe, functional, and looking its best. Our catch basin installation and maintenance services are tailored to ensure your parking lot can handle whatever the weather throws its way. Don't let water damage or flooding disrupt your business operations.

If you're interested in learning more about how a properly installed and maintained catch basin can benefit your property, we're here to help. Contact us today for a free site evaluation. Call us now and take the first step towards a worry-free parking lot solution.

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Wayne Nelson -
We had Erickson Asphalt do our parking lot at Hy Tech Auto. Not only was the bid very reasonable, but the thickness of the asphalt was thicker than any other quote we received. The quality of work was also excellent. I highly recommend Erickson Asphalt.
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