Improving your driveway drainage system is not a DIY job. A licensed contractor has the tools and knowledge to get the job done correctly in a quick, efficient, and cost-effective way. One of our experienced estimators can look at the area with poor drainage to determine what the best course of action is. Lamacchia Landscape Construction can provide quality asphalt services to keep your driveway in great shape and help to avoid future drainage issues.
Catch Basin: A catch basin is a drain with 4 walls and a solid floor. The purpose is for sand, dirt and other sediments to sink to the bottom. Any oil, gasoline, or other hazardous liquids will stay at the top of the tank, and using a T pipe only clean water will flow through a pipe leading to a drywell and drain into the earth.
Drywells: A dry well is another form of drain and unlike the catch basin it has 4 walks and an open floor. It is laid on a bed of compacted crushed gravel so water can go into the earth. Most drywells residential driveway drains are between 300-1000 gallons of capacity. In heavy rains, the flow of water into a drain may be faster than the rate at which the ground can absorb. Which is why we do drainage calculation of your driveway and possibly any roof water to be sure the open space inside the drain can handle heavy rainfall without overflowing.
Trench Drain /Line Drain / Poly Drain: In its simplest form, a trench drain provides an elongated surface for water to drain from a specific area, such as a driveway, beneath an un-guttered roof edge, sidewalk, or similar area where water tends to collect. It’s essentially a gutter that is set into the ground.
Downspout: A downspout, also known as a downpipe or drainpipe, is a component of a building’s gutter system. It is designed to channel rainwater collected from the roof and gutters downwards and away from the building’s foundation. The primary purpose of a downspout is to prevent water from pooling around the foundation, which could lead to structural damage, dampness, or flooding in the basement.
If you’re getting more water in your back staircases, we jack hammer the floor out, and put a new drainage system in. During this process we also lower the floor so it’s not even, making it so you step up and into your basement. This gives the water 7-8 inches to rise up before it goes into your basement.
Most asphalt companies just want to pave and pave. We are the drainage experts who have civil engineers at the ready. We enjoy the difficult jobs and the challenges that come with any drain-related problems.
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Improving your driveway drainage is not a DIY job. A licensed contractor has the tools and knowledge to get the job done correctly in a quick, efficient, and cost-effective way. An experienced contractor can look at the area you’re struggling with poor drainage to determine what the best course of action is. Lamacchia Landscape Construction can provide quality asphalt services to keep your driveway in great shape and solve any drainage issues. Call us at (877) 856-9273 today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our driveway services! You can also request a custom quote online.