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Many residential homeowners take public drainage systems for granted. We expect them to work flawlessly in the background while we remain safe in our homes. However, not every system is without its problems. When facing one or more of these issues, it is important to hire trained contractors to work on storm drain construction.

 

Flooding

Storm drain pipes are built to funnel runoff to an open body of water. During intense rainstorms and weather, this system may be clogged by larger debris that prevents water from flowing through. This can cause a blockage in the system and flood the surrounding properties. If your entire home or at least a part of it is below the level of the storm drain the excess water will flow into basements and low lying rooms. Hiring a professional can ensure that a storm drain is free from clogs and allows water to flow freely.

 

Environmental Hazards

Before water reaches its destination, it must go through several filters which stop runoff from containing harmful chemicals or large pieces of trash. Each of these are located underground which make it nearly impossible for a homeowner to reach without endangering their safety. During storm drain construction, each filter is installed according to government regulation. If one filter is damaged, then this may cause an environmental emergency that can affect wildlife and the water that is recycled back into homes.

 

Expertise is Key

A storm drain expert is required both during repair and installation of a drainage system. There are many calculations regarding runoff speed, amount and destination that ensure safe disposal of water. In addition, there may be need to build detention ponds to hold water from entering a disposal point too rapidly. A contractor knows exactly what to do because of the rigorous training they must undergo to receive certification of their skills.

Employing a storm drain contractor guarantees the safety of the environment and of your home. Hire a professional during any necessary storm drain construction for expert care.