Parking Lot Drainage
After a rainstorm, does your parking lot look like a swimming pool? Excessive water is not only unsightly, but it poses serious safety risks as well. Let the professionals at NVM provide you with proper drainage solutions for your pavement.
Use a Porous Asphalt
We can mix asphalt to be extra-porous. Extra-porous asphalt allows more water to drain to the stone bed, absorbing it in the soil. We use a thin layer of asphalt that integrates a skeleton uniform aggregate with fine aggregates. If you have a slight slope or have permeable soil, you may want to think about porous asphalt.
Added Concrete Drainage
In some cases, you may need drainage assistance. We can install dry wells, catch basins, or trench drains. Each of these systems helps prevent flooding in a parking lot. Flooding can cause your asphalt to erode and leave you with expensive repairs later on. You have a concrete galley built underground with a dry well that allows the water to drain out of the holes and into the ground. With catch basins, you collect the surface water and direct it through the pipes underground. Trench drains, on the other hand, direct water to a pump away from the property.
Create a Sloped Parking Lot
If possible, create a sloped parking lot. You do not want the water to be able to pool on the concrete or asphalt. Instead, we can slope or grade the parking lot so that your water runs off in the desired direction. When it comes to sloping, we have to ensure that the slope is not too shallow and not too steep.
When it comes to your parking lot, you do not want ponding water. Not only can this cause damage, but it can also result in injuries for your guests. Contact NVM Paving & Concrete today to learn more about proper drainage for your parking lot.