Does your front yard look like a marsh after it rains? A catch basin might be the answer. Not only do catch basins keep up your curb appeal, but they can also redirect water away from the foundation of your house. Let’s go over some basics—what are catch basins, where and why are they installed, how do they work, and what do you need to do to maintain them?
What is a Catch Basin?
A catch basin is, in other words, a storm drain. They are used to redirect water in an aim to prevent flooding and are common on public streets but may also be installed on private properties. Catch basins collect rainwater or melted snow, transporting runoff to a sump, reservoir, or treatment facility.