Expert Catch Basin Repair and Dry Well Repair by Team Balkan

Opinion & Expertise, Services
April 11, 2023

by David Balkan

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The plumbing system of a residential property is a complex network that includes both indoor and outdoor fixtures. We commonly think of indoor fixtures like sinks, showers, and toilets when considering plumbing. However, it’s important not to overlook the significance of the outdoor drainage system. A properly functioning drainage system is a critical component of the entire plumbing system. It can help prevent flooding and protect the property from water damage. But when should you consider calling for catch basin repair or dry well repair services?

Both commercial and residential properties often utilize different methods for outdoor drainage to handle rain water. The two most common types are catch basins and dry wells. Catch basins collect and redirect water away from the property. Dry wells, on the other hand, allow water to seep into the ground gradually. Despite the effectiveness of these drainage methods, issues can still arise over time. This is when you need expert catch basin repair and dry well repair services.

Catch basins and dry wells can become clogged or filled with debris over time. This can cause water to back up, and potentially lead to damage. In some cases, catch basins and dry wells can fail, resulting in severe flooding and property damage. Yet in other cases, the issue may be with the underground piping associated with the dry well or catch basin. This is why it’s crucial to call on the expertise of a professional repair service like Team Balkan if any issues with the outdoor drainage system arise.

By diagnosing and addressing the problem promptly and correctly, a qualified catch basin repair and dry well repair service can help prevent further damage. Understanding the problem will protect the property from future drainage issues, and also damage to finished surfaces.

Catch Basin inspection & explanation

Why Use a Catch Basin Repair & Dry Well Repair Service?

At Balkan, our team possesses extensive knowledge and understanding of catch basin repair and dry well systems. This enables us to effectively diagnose and repair any issues that may arise. Whether the problem lies in the structure of the catch basin, the connecting pipes, or the surface concrete areas, our experienced experts can rapidly and accurately identify the root cause and provide solutions that optimize the performance of your drainage system. 

Structural Damage

Catch basins and dry wells are often constructed using concrete. This can crack or degrade over time due to wear and tear, freeze-thaw cycles, or shifting soil. This can lead to leaks, collapsed walls, or even complete failure of the system. Our solution is to assess the extent of the damage and determine whether repair or replacement is necessary. We use high-quality materials and proven techniques to ensure a durable and reliable solution.

Connecting Pipes

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Inspecting the structural integrity of a catch basin

Debris such as leaves, dirt, and trash can accumulate in the connecting pipes leading to the catch basin or dry well, impeding the flow of water and causing backups. In extreme cases, the pipes may become completely blocked, or broken, which can lead to flooding. Our solution is to conduct a thorough inspection of the pipes using video technology and other diagnostic tools. Based on our findings, we can recommend appropriate repairs or replacements of the pipes, the dry well or catch basin, or in some cases just rehabilitating a portion of the dry well or catch basin. There are even cases when hydro-jetting or a vac truck can solve the issue.

Finished Surface Areas

The surface area surrounding catch basins or dry wells may be damaged due to heavy traffic, erosion, or other factors. This can result in water pooling around the system, which can lead to the deterioration of the structure and potential water damage to nearby buildings. Settlement of finished surfaces can also lead to injuries, such as trip and falls. Our solution is to assess the condition of the concrete and make necessary repairs or modifications. This can include installing additional drainage features if needed.

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Catch basin settlement or structural issues can lead to surface defects

Our years of experience and technical expertise make us a reliable choice for top-notch catch basin and dry well repair services that you can trust.

What To Look for in a Catch Basin Repair & Dry Well Repair Service?

Wondering how to look for a catch basin repair or dry well repair service? It’s important to find a team that possesses the expertise and equipment required to appropriately diagnose and repair any issues that may arise. Catch basin and dry well issues can become complicated and necessitate an internal inspection, which frequently involves a camera inspection of the piping. You should choose a team that can provide this type of inspection for a more accurate diagnosis and targeted repair. This is crucial since improper diagnosis and repair can lead to more damage and costly repairs down the line.

Internal catch basin inspection part 2

Internal Inspection

Catch basin and dry well problems require a thorough internal inspection to identify any blockages, damages, or other issues that may be affecting the drainage system. Trained professionals with the right experience in working with catch basins and dry wells must conduct this inspection.

Camera Inspection

In some cases, a camera inspection of the piping is necessary. This helps in getting a better view of the internal conditions of the drainage system. This can also help identify any problems that may be hidden from view and ensure a more accurate diagnosis.

Catch basin and dry well repair - Plumber conducting camera inspections of a drainage system.
Completed catch basin repair

Surface Inspection

The finished surrounding surface around the catch basin or dry well should also be inspected. This ensures that it has not been undermined or washed out, which can lead to problems with the drainage system. 

Another important factor to consider is the experience of the service provider. Choosing a provider with a proven track record of successfully repairing catch basins and dry wells is recommended. An experienced provider will have faced a wide range of problems and developed effective solutions to address them, leading to a more efficient and reliable repair.

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Catch basin repair in progress

Selecting a catch basin repair and dry well repair service provider that is thorough in their investigation is key. A variety of factors can cause catch basin and dry well problems. This can include underlying structural issues, sediment buildup, or external factors such as undermined or washed-out surrounding surfaces. Also, selecting a provider that offers prompt and reliable service is crucial. Catch basin and dry well problems can quickly escalate and cause significant damage so it’s necessary to choose a team that can respond quickly and efficiently to any emergency repairs that you may need.

What Can You Expect From a Catch Basin Repair & Dry Well Repair Service?

When in need of a catch basin repair and dry well repair service, it’s essential to have clear expectations for what services will be provided. One key aspect to expect is a written and detailed quote following a proper diagnosis of the issue at hand. This quote should be specific and on-point, outlining the costs of the necessary repairs and any associated labor or equipment fees.

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Completed catch basin repair

In addition, it’s important to ensure that the service provider can provide a start and completion date for the project. This helps to minimize any potential inconvenience that may arise during the repair process. With a clear timeline in place, you can plan accordingly and minimize disruption to your daily routine.

Another crucial factor to consider is how the finished concrete surfaces will be restored after the repair is completed. This is particularly important for ensuring the long-term durability and effectiveness of the repair. The thickness and psi (pounds per square inch) of the concrete used in the repair should be appropriate for the specific application to ensure that the repair is long-lasting and effective.

By having clear expectations for what services will be provided, you can ensure that you receive high-quality and effective catch basin repair or dry well repair services. With a written and detailed quote, a clear timeline for completion, and appropriate attention paid to the restoration of finished concrete surfaces, you can rest assured that your drainage systems will function optimally for years to come.

Why Choose Team Balkan for Your Catch Basin Repair & Dry Well Repair Needs?

Choosing the right provider for your catch basin repair and dry well repair needs can seem difficult. However, Balkan makes that decision easy. With over 70 years of experience in the industry, we have a proven track record of success in diagnosing and repairing a wide range of catch basin and dry well problems. Our team of experts uses the latest technology and equipment to ensure a thorough inspection and accurate diagnosis of any issue. 

Above all, we prioritize our customers’ satisfaction and aim to exceed their expectations with every project. Choose Team Balkan for your catch basin repair and dry well repair needs and experience the difference that comes with working with the best in the industry. Trust a firm with a proven track record. Team Balkan is The Team You Trust!

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David Balkan

David Balkan is the CEO of Balkan Sewer And Water Main, the largest and most trusted service in New York City. David is extremely active in various NYC plumber organizations being the Chairman of the Subsurface Committee in the Master Plumbers Council, and Vice President of the Subsurface Plumbers Association. In addition David’s expertise is respected by officials of New York City agencies such as the NYC DEP, NYC DOB, and the NYC DOT. He frequently provides valuable input on a variety of industry related matters.

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