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Concrete Storm Drain Structure

A concrete storm drain structure is an essential utility that is needed to ensure storm water drainage systems function properly. Structures are comprised of drop inlets, catch basins, junction chambers, and access holes along with miscellaneous components that aid in conveying water through pipelines.

The main function of a concrete storm drain structure is to provide an access point for storm water to enter the system. These structures also are used to gain entry for routine inspections and maintenance.

Draining rain water and snow melt from streets and parking lots is necessary for preventing flooding. Storm water has to be moved into drainage systems at a rapid rate to ensure traffic safety along city streets and interstate systems. Wet pavement can lead to deadly car accidents caused by hydroplaning and reduced skid resistance.

Surface inlets are used along highways to lessen risks associated with high volumes of traffic traveling at high rates of speed. Urban drainage systems use street gutters and pavement inlets to quickly move rain water into the system.

Civil engineers have to consider numerous variables when designing concrete storm water drains for interstate systems, as well as residential and city streets. This includes selecting pipe sizes, materials, and placement of installed systems.

Note, concrete storm drain structures are not to be confused with the water pipeline construction model. Domestic water pipeline construction uses poly vinyl chloride (PVC) or ductile iron pipe (DIP) material as the dominant material type to carry water to our sinks. Other types of water pipelines have been used such as cement mortar lined and coated (CML&C). Reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) on the other hand, is predominantly used in storm drain construction which occurs along city streets and highways.

Choosing the correct type of pipe material, along with dimensions is determined by water flow rate calculations. Engineers work with subsurface utility engineering contractors to obtain data that aids in making precise calculations.

Once engineering plans are approved, storm drain construction begins. This process entails multiple steps that begin by excavating the land. These types of construction projects can be extremely expensive and require numerous employees.

Along with engineers and subsurface utility engineering contractors, there are also general contractors and a host of subcontractors that perform specific tasks.

Storm water pipeline contractors are brought in to place pipe into trenches and attach system components. Carpenters use wood to form many of the concrete structure components to the required plans and specifications. Heavy equipment operators are hired to clear the land, dig trenches, and restore the terrain once systems are installed, tested and inspected.

Highly organized project management structure is the key to keeping projects running on time, on budget, and accident-free. It is advisable to work with established wet utility contractors, such as Kana Pipeline, that are experienced in storm drain construction.

Planning, designing, and installing systems are complex processes that necessitate precise mathematical calculations, top quality pipeline materials, and exceptional workmanship. Anything less could result in catastrophic system failure and lead to devastating flooding.

The team at Kana Pipeline is dedicated to providing the best underground wet utility contracting services. We have provided a wide range of pipeline construction services within California during our 25+ years in business.

Our pipeline services include concrete storm drain structures; storm drainage filtration structures; storm drainage systems; pump stations; fireline; and installation of sewer, domestic water, and reclaimed water pipes.

We encourage you to look around our website and learn more about us, the services we offer, and the projects we have worked on. Contact us with inquiries or to present a project for bid.