- the purpose,
- the problems that require repair,
- steps on how to repair the basin, and
- how you can use maintenance to prevent expensive issues.
What is a Catch Basin?
How does a catch basin break, then? The reality is that concrete and mortar are easily degraded by water flow and water pressure. As your drain ages, it will naturally fall apart. It’s why catch basin repair is such a common maintenance requirement where proper drainage is important.
What Happens If your Catch Basin Isn't Working?
How to Repair a Catch Basin: Step by Step
Step 1: Cut Around Catch Basin
Step 2: Remove Asphalt and Other Damaged Concrete or Mortar
Step 3: Replace Damaged Concrete or Mortar
Step 4: Replace or Reset Original Grate
Step 5: Install Concrete Drain Collar
Step 6: Clean Up Site
Step 7: Prep for Safety
While this article contains most of the steps you need to repair a catch basin, it’s still a good idea to contact a professional team with considerable experience. Repairing a catch basin and restoring it to its former standard can be difficult work if you don’t have experience in plumbing or concreting. Using a professional team can increase turnaround and avoid drainage issues.