Users' questions

Are catch basins effective?

Are catch basins effective?

Catch basins help maintain proper drainage and catch debris, which helps prevent pipes downstream from becoming clogged. Solids settle to the bottom while water drains out of the pipe. This pipe typically connects to the larger local plumbing system and directs the water to a sewage plant or stream.

How big should a catch basin be?

Standard sizes ranging from 1.5′ x 4′ up to 5′ x 5′ in various section heights. Catch basin riser sections are available from 6” to 60” height depending on catch basin size.

What is a Nyloplast drain basin?

Nyloplast® Heavy Duty Drain Basins are used as a collection point typically where two or more drain lines converge. Basins can provide a transition between different sizes and types of pipe, and can also change the elevation or direction of the pipe.

Should there be standing water in catch basin?

Standing water is dangerous to the foundation of your property. The resulting cracks in the foundation may cause water to leak into the house. A poorly maintained catch basin will block the flow of the water. The stagnant water near or on an asphalt or concrete surface will erode it causing potholes.

What is a Type 3 catch basin?

Type 3 Catch Basin ODOT 2′-0″ x 2′-0″ Overview. Underground precast drainage inlets and catch basins are among the most widely used drainage products in the market today to collect excess storm water runoff from roofs, sidewalks, parking lots, and paved streets. Top Sections. Frames and Grates.

What is an inline drain?

Inline Drains are typically used for the non-pressure drainage of surface water runoff and are intended to be installed on top of a riser pipe that connects to the storm sewer system. Drain Grate Castings – Manufactured from Ductile Iron or Cast Iron and available in a variety of grate types and styles.

What is Nyloplast made of?

They represent the latest in storm water piping technology and their innovative combination of performance proven ductile iron grates with a rugged PVC structure makes them unique in the surface drainage industry.

How often should catch basins be cleaned?

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE Catch basins should be inspected at least annually to determine if they need to be cleaned. Typically, a catch basin should be cleaned if the depth of deposits is greater than or equal to one-third the depth from the basin to the invert of the lowest pipe or opening into or out of the basin.