Lot Drainage Inspection

Identification of lot-level drainage defects can help reduce sewer capacity problems and reduce risks and liability

 

Identifying the location, grading and drainage direction of the drainage features of residential lots is an important method of addressing the basement flooding problem in flood-prone areas.

Civica’s trained field staff perform detailed inspections of problem lots and record the location of the drainage outlet (surface or in-ground), the grading at the outlet (positive or negative) and identify any other features which may contribute to water accumulation. Photos are taken of each feature inspected and spatial data is collected, all of which is recorded in Civica’s water resources data management platform, DataCurrent.

To reduce the risks of liability associated with basement flooding, Municipalities can make use of the collected information to implement downspout disconnection programs, to remediate areas by improving lot grading, creating new drainage swales and catch basins.

Identifying the location, grading and drainage direction of the drainage features of residential lots is an important method of addressing the basement flooding problem in flood-prone areas.

Civica’s trained field staff perform detailed inspections of problem lots and record the location of the drainage outlet (surface or in-ground), the grading at the outlet (positive or negative) and identify any other features which may contribute to water accumulation. Photos are taken of each feature inspected and spatial data is collected, all of which is recorded in Civica’s water resources data management platform, DataCurrent.

To reduce the risks of liability associated with basement flooding, Municipalities can make use of the collected information to implement downspout disconnection programs, to remediate areas by improving lot grading, creating new drainage swales and catch basins.

 

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