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How to Build a Drainage Catch Basin
How to Build a Drainage Catch Basin
March 22/2022

How to Build a Drainage Catch Basin

Drainage catch basins play a vital role in collecting snowmelt and rainwater, transporting it to a local waterway through pipes that run beneath the ground. Standing water can wreak unimaginable havoc in your homes, whether water collecting under the rain gutter spout or on your outdoor flooring. Building a drainage catch basin goes a long way to prevent problems caused by standing water, like structural damage. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we have a well-trained and experienced team that can help you protect your home from water damage.

Depending on the drainage catch you are building, a competent plumber can offer guidance and ensure everything runs smoothly during installation. Here are several steps to help homeowners develop and install a yard drainage catch basin.

Steps to Build and Install a Drainage Catch Basin

Start by digging a hole that’s the same depth and width as the catch basin you are installing. It is vital to ensure that the depth of the hole is six to twelve inches deeper than the drainage catch basin since you’ll need the space later on. Ensure that you have the right tools for the job; it is advisable to hire a plumber and enjoy exceptional services without the stress that comes with building a drainage catch basin on your own.

The next step involves digging a declining trench that is eighteen inches deep and eight inches wide from the catch basin, allowing you to place the piping where water will run. Before installing your drainage catch basin, ensure that the connection between the catch basin and the outlets is watertight by applying silicone around the outer side of the bay.

Once you’ve done this, flip the catch basin and drill several holes in the bottom of the bay to prevent water from standing at the bottom of the basin. The extra six to twelve inches you dug are filled with gravel before placing the drainage catch basin on top. Ensure that the top of the bay is on the same level as the ground before attaching the drainpipe to the inlet of the catch basin. The connection between the two needs to be reinforced with a silicone bead around the outside of the drainpipe. Finally, glue each section of the drainpipe together until the point where water drains.

The Importance of Hiring a Professional Plumber

When building and installing a drainage catch basin, the last thing you want is to miscalculate the dimensions and poor fitting. A poorly constructed and installed drainage catch basin can lead to significant water damage, which is not ideal for any property and homeowner. However, all these can be prevented by hiring a professional plumber to help build an efficient and functioning drainage catch.

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we ensure that all our customers have a smile at the end of every project. We leverage cutting-edge tools and equipment to enhance the building and installation process by eliminating any guesswork. Contact us today and schedule an appointment with the professionals.