Drain repair in zeeland michigan apartment complex

Drain Repair

Many times, the concrete ring that supports the storm drain from underneath the drain will crack and break up into pieces. Once this occurs, excessive water will wash away supporting gravel underneath the asphalt. When this happens, the area of asphalt around the storm drain will sink along with the drain. Typically, for something like this, the concrete ring will need to be replaced, along with the washed away gravel and sunken asphalt.

The first step in repairing a drain is to cut a square line in the pavement around the perimeter of the drain. Normally this would extend 2 feet beyond the edge of the drain in all directions. The material around the drain would be excavated and removed from the site. The casting would be removed so as to assess the damage to the structure.

Broken or damaged storm drain inlets as shown above may not only prevent the proper drainage of the pavement, but may also create “trip” hazards as well as potential traffic hazards. Left unrepaired, the broken drains expose the property owner to unnecessary liability.
If the damage is too severe, it may be necessary to remove the existing structure and install a precast concrete box. In either situation, it is important to repair any connecting pipes and permanently seal the connections to the structure. The steel casting is then set on the structure and the area is back-filled. After the material is properly compacted the asphalt is applied as outlined in the full depth repair procedure.