Stormwater can become an issue for both commercial and residential owners in cases of high precipitation. In short, stormwater is basically leftover water from rain, snow, and ice.
This water will, in nature and rural areas, evaporate from the soil or surface, get absorbed by the surface and plants, or in more extreme cases, flow off into the nearest body of water.
In urban areas, things are a bit different. Issues often arise with excessive stormwater causing problems for home and property owners and even leading to property damages. Sure, the municipal system drains the excess water in regular situations, but what do you do if there is too much water for the system to handle?
Storm Drain Pumping
Storm drains are the first line of defense against excess stormwater but what happens when the drains cannot manage the amount of liquid or if gravity alone isn’t enough to move all the excess water to the municipal water outlets?
For this kind of stormwater removal, in both residential and commercial situations, we usually resort to stormwater pump stations.
These kinds of solutions feature a tank to which all draining points are connected. The tank stores the liquid until it reaches a limit at which point the pipe turns on and directs the water into the municipal drain.
An additional useful feature of having a pump is that it is able to push out water into appropriate drains even if the drains are on a higher level than the tank and the pump.
Stormwater Sump Pump
A stormwater sump pump design is a bit different. If your basement’s location attracts excess rain or flooding of any kind, you’ll probably want to install a sump pump. Through a basement water draining system, it is possible to accumulate liquid in a sump pump in order to avoid structural damage. By using a stormwater sump pump, you’ll be able to direct this water into a municipal drain or dry well.
We do advise that you consult a professional before deciding on which tank and pump to install as installing those with insufficient tank space or insufficient pressure to pump the water may result in wasted investments.
These pumps are ideal for carparks, workshops or any commercial or industrial organizations that deal with excess water. They are also great for rural areas that have issues with municipal drains or large open areas, private or commercial.
The biggest cost for stormwater pumps is excavation and installation. The pumps are installed underground and therefore require a work crew to do the digging and installation. The difficulty may vary based on the type of soil and location but is usually not a problematic issue. For the leading stormwater sump pump installation service, reach out to A-1 Tank today!