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Drainage Systems and Catch Basins

Drainage Systems and Catch Basins

We at Oly Mattera Construction install drainage systems that are used in a wide variety of construction applications. The main goal of a well constructed drainage system is to be able to collect and divert large amounts of runoff water.

Types of Drainage Systems:

■ Standard Catch Basins

Catch basins are most commonly used for parking lots. A manhole is made and sealed with cement which will eliminate any unwanted openings in the drainage basin. The area surrounding the basin is then backfilled with gravel and paved.

■ Concrete Incased Drainage Basins

For increased durability a concrete square can be poured around the drainage basin instead of installing asphalt. Concrete will stand much better against the test of time when compared to asphalt.

■ Trench Drainage Basins

Are shallow basin drainage systems which run over a long distance. Typical dimensions: 1’ to 1.5’ depth, 8” to 16” width, and 8’ to 50’ long. Trench drains are designed to collect and divert water at a low point such as dumpster areas, loading docks, or entrance/exit points of a parking lot.

■ French Drains

French drains are recommended when moisture collects in the sub-base layer of the parking lot or near the building foundation. When water collects in the sub base layer the structural integrity of the parking lot begins to fail and pot holes develop. The most effective way to collect and divert this moisture is by installing a French drain. A trench is dug between 24.00” and 48.00” deep. Washed stone is installed at the base of the trench. A 4.00” to 6.00” perforated pipe covered with filter fabric material is placed on top the wash stone and tied into the nearest drainage basin. The trench is then filled with rocks and covered with gravel. The area is repaved. The French drain system is an ideal way to collect sub base moisture and improve the stability of the foundation.

Our company specializes in drainage and catch basins systems in the Fairfield County Area and throughout Connecticut. Our experience, capabilities, and personnel are top notch. We offer quality services at very reasonable prices.

Contact Oly Mattera Construction today (203-856-9074) to learn how we can help you with your drainage systems and catch basins project.

We can handle everything from excavation and foundation to waterproofing and all construction site development.