Melted snow and any rain that has fallen and accumulated on the ground is termed storm water. While beneficial to the growth of trees or plants and many animal habitats, too much storm water can collect in residential areas and become a problem. To avoid problems with health and safety matters related to storm water, residential storm drainage provided by concrete flat work is important.
Understanding Storm Drainage
In residential areas, storm draining is a large conglomeration of interconnected pipes which catch excessive groundwater. It takes several layers of mixed gravel, drain tiles, pipes and foundation drains to property collect and contain rainwater or melted ice and snow, and it isn’t something you can install on your own. It takes professionals to lay the concrete flat work needed to sustain the tough job of storm drainage.
Knowing the Benefits of Storm Drainage Systems
Even though there may be a sewer system in a residential neighborhood, there is no guarantee that it will be able to efficiently process a surge of storm water. If the water overwhelms the sewer system, it can lead to flooding, erosion and a number of health concerns. Storm drainage supports the sewer system in handling the flow of water, creating several advantages:
- Protection for lawns, gardens and landscapes from diseases related to too much water as well as erosion
- Structural protection for homes as impervious surfaces along the patio, garage or driveway can neither absorb or store excess water, therefore wearing structural stability
- Reduces the risk of flooding and erosion along banks, low lying areas and other susceptible land areas
- Minimizes the risk of destruction to aquatic resources by lessening the amount of polluted storm water that is able to reach lakes, rivers and oceans
Any residential area should have a professional do the concrete flat work to install a storm drainage system. This will keep the area protected from rainwater damage.