Category: Catch Basin

What You Should Know About Catch Basin Repair for Parking Lots

Teri Kasprzak / April 23, 2021

Catch Basin Repair for Parking Lots: Tips and Information Catch basins are a parking lot’s best friend when wet weather hits. As the first line of defense against heavy rain, catch basins collect and drain pavement runoff to prevent standing water on your lot. Not only is standing water unsightly and inconvenient for visitors, but…

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Catch Basin Facts: 8 Things You Didn’t Know

Teri Kasprzak / March 11, 2021

Our Trivia Series continues with a collection of fun facts you may not have known about catch basins. Catch basins (commonly referred to as storm basins or storm sewers) are underground chambers topped with grates. They allow sand, sediment, and other materials to settle out of storm water before it travels to a detention basin or drain lines. In parking lots, catch basins are installed to collect water from low-lying areas to prevent flooding or other water damage.

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Taking a Closer Look at Catch Basins for Parking Lots: Part 1

Teri Kasprzak / February 16, 2020

Knowing When It’s Time To A Closer Look at Catch Basins The rainy season can be enough to keep any facility, parking lot, or property manager awake at night. As any manager can attest, excess rainwater can wreak havoc on a building and parking lot. Many facility/property managers overlook drainage on their parking lots until…

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What is Your Lot Telling You? Know the Signs of Needing Asphalt Repair

Teri Kasprzak / March 20, 2019

Keeping an eye on your parking lot is an important part of your maintenance program. Knowing when your asphalt is wearing due to weather or heavy usage means you can work quickly to fix any issues that might arise. Preemptive care is best, but when damage or wear and tear occurs, prompt asphalt repair will…

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Pavement Maintenance Tips

Teri Kasprzak / August 13, 2014

As soon as freshly laid hot asphalt begins to cool, the aging process begins. From that moment on, asphalt is broken down by oil, gas, sun oxidation, salt, water penetration, and cold weather. Refer to the following tips when making decisions regarding preventative maintenance on your parking lot(s): Carefully inspect your pavement on a regular…

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Beautify your parking lot for Spring

Teri Kasprzak / April 23, 2014

Spring is the time to get in shape for summer; whether that means hitting the gym before swimsuit season or de-cluttering your house, ‘tis the season for new beginnings.  Your business can also benefit from a re-fresh, starting with your pavement.  Now is the time to evaluate, prioritize, and schedule repairs for your parking lots. …

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Recovering from Winter – Top 6 Paving Repairs

Teri Kasprzak / March 05, 2014

This winter, for much of the country, has been a record-breaker.  Chicago, for example, has measured over 67 inches of snowfall (29 inches above average) and experienced more days of zero-degree or colder temperatures than any other winter season.  Meanwhile, other regions continue to zig-zag between warm, spring-like temperatures one day and blizzard conditions the…

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Jobsite Photos: Rose Paving

Teri Kasprzak / August 22, 2012

We sure have been busy this summer!  Check out some of our recent jobsite photos in the Chicago land area – from sealcoating and concrete to resurfacing.  We look forward to finishing the season strong! Visit our Facebook Page and follow our Senior Project Manager on Twitter @RPProjectMgr to see more photos and get real…

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A Closer Look at Catch Basins: Part 2

Teri Kasprzak / February 23, 2011

Equipped with an adequate number of catch basins strategically placed in a parking lot, it then becomes important for facility/property managers to perform routine inspections and cleaning of the catch basins.  Inspections should be conducted with the assistance of a reputable parking lot maintenance contractor.  He or she can help you look for the following…

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