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Concrete Storm Drain Contractors

Concrete storm drain contractors do construction jobs that involve installing subsurface drainage pipes and related systems. Storm drainage systems are crucial for reducing street flooding and eliminating excess water that accumulates after rain storms, and therefore key component on any new ground-up construction project.

Concrete storm drain contractors primarily perform work installing reinforced concrete pipe, junction structures, catch basins, concrete decks and local depressions. Since drainage is a necessary concern on any construction project, commercial, industrial, residential and municipal systems all benefit from a concrete pipeline contractor's work.

These types of systems are needed to manage storm water runoff. The design and installation process is complex, in part, because it is determined by gravitational pull, and is created so that drainage flows in a downhill direction with careful consideration to the degree of percent fall within any given system. Whether installing drainage pipeline on a small residential project or larger-sized pipeline on a municipal project, the attention to detail must be consistent across the board, because drainage systems may adversely affect entire communities, if not designed properly.

Municipal storm water drainage systems make use of subsurface water pipes, inlets, and catch basins to collect and convey water to a discharge point. Excess storm water is usually redirected to oceans, rivers, and lakes, but can also be contained in retention or detention ponds where it is held until it is discharged at a later time.

Anytime such systems are improperly installed or if any part of the system fails there is a strong potential for catastrophic flooding. Furthermore, storm water that is accidentally discharged without passing through the system could result in release of environmental toxins.

For this reason, storm drain contractors receive substantial training prior to being allowed to perform construction work. One crucial area that contractors must comply with is the EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit program.

NPDES regulates water pipeline systems that eliminate environmental toxins into American waterways. This includes water pipes, sewer systems, and residential, commercial, and municipal storm water drainage systems.

Concrete storm drain contractors are typically required to obtain NPDES permits for construction projects that are categorized as municipal, industrial, institutional, commercial, as well as residential pipeline construction projects.

One crucial factor of storm drainage systems is adding the right type of filtration system. Filters are needed to reduce the amount of environmental debris discharged into waterways. A few of the more common types of filters used to trap pollutants include storm water chambers, fabric filters, fossil filters, and geomembrane liners.

Underground storm water storage systems are large vessels that can store upwards of 40,000 gallons, or more, of water. Installing these behemoth subsurface pipes requires precision planning long before excavation begins.

Engineers have to perform a variety of mathematical calculations to ensure the appropriate size of underground pipes is used to accommodate water flow. The rate at which storm water is conveyed through pipes is established by local municipalities. If the flow rate is greater than allowable levels excess water is conveyed to either a detention or retention pond where it is stored for release at a later time.

When hiring contractors to install or repair storm drainage systems it is vital to employ companies that are skilled in the type of work required. Working with experienced contractors ensures approved materials are used and the system complies with state and federal regulations.

Kana Pipeline is a premier concrete storm drain contractor offering non-stop wet utility construction services throughout California, since 1984. We invite you to learn more about our company and contact us to discuss your project needs. Read more about our company and the services we offer on our pipeline construction blog.