Storm Drains and Catch Basins

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Storm Drains and Catch Basins

Commercial and Residential Systems

Almost any property can experience flooding when it rains often or fast enough. Standing water is a great place for bacteria and insects like mosquitos to thrive, and moving water can quickly damage your landscape, flood your basement, and cause problems on your neighbor’s property.

Storm drains and catch basins are the answer. A good landscape drainage system:

  • Reduces flooding and directs storm water away from doing damage.
  • Prevents water overflow that can be harmful to grass and plants.
  • Reduces risk of icy patches that form from water pooling and freezing in winter.

At D-Bug Waterproofing, we are expert at evaluating the landscaping and grading of property for issues with flooding and water overflow. We’re about more than foundation repair, and we provide a comprehensive array of services related to controlling the flow of water on your property.

Storm Drain vs Catch Basin

Storm drains and catch basins are related structures that perform the same basic function, providing a route for water overflow during heavy rains and storms. A storm drain is simply a strategically placed grate connected to a buried French drain which leads the water away to a public drainage system.

The placement of the drain either catches water before it enters a home or business, drains away water in low lying areas, or helps break the movement of water before it gains damaging momentum.

A catch basin adds an underground box to the installation. In many areas, water runoff during heavy rains will collect leaves, stones, random bits of garbage, and other materials as it runs toward the drain.

In a catch basin, these materials fall to the bottom of the basin.  As water fills the basin, it rises above the collecting detritus and flows out though a French drain connection which leads the water away.  Catch basins help prevent clogs which often stop storm drains from working efficiently. As you can imagine, catch basins need to be cleaned out periodically to prevent them filling up with debris to the drain level.

Commercial and Residential Services

At D-Bug Waterproofing, we’ve been serving homes and businesses in the Pittsburgh area and Southwestern, PA for over 80 years. In that time, our family owned business has grown to offer a comprehensive array of affordable and reliable services, including storm drains and catch basins.

At D-Bug Waterproofing, we are experts at drainage and water control, meaning we also know retaining walls, excavation and landscape grading too!. Give us a call at 1-855-381-1528 or visit our Contact Us page today.