By Kristina Brahney | January 16, 2019

NJ Catch Basin Repair

What Is The Average Cost to Rebuild a Catch Basin in NJ?

The cost to rebuild a catch basin in NJ can range from $2,500.00 - $5,000.00 each. The cost to repair varies on the size and depth.

How Do Catch Basins Fail?

Catch basins begin to deteriorate for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, they are installed incorrectly when the asphalt parking lot is first built.  Most often, water and freeze thaw are the culprits. 

How Are Catch Basins Repaired?

First, an inspection must be performed by a professional paving contractor at the parking lot in question.  This inspection will reveal how severe the damage to the catch basin is.

Upon inspection, the grate is lifted allowing access to the concrete casting so we can inspect and take pictures/video of the internal workings of the basin.  

Should you decide to move forward with the work, the exterior perimeter is saw cut 12” – 24” away from the frame and the asphalt is removed. In some instances, the entire frame and grate need to be completely removed. 

If the casting inside the catch basin has collapsed, the frame and grate are removed, along with 1-4 rows of blocks. New blocks are then installed, along with a set bricks for elevation. All installed on a fresh pour of mortar to seal the water out.  

The frame and grate are then placed back over the casting.  Sometimes, the entire interior is parged or pointed with mortar to seal any cracks or joints in the block/casting.  This is done to prevent further water infiltration.  Finally, the 12” – 24” perimeter is then patched with either asphalt or concrete for a finished product. 

When using concrete it is important to apply a tack coat at the saw cut joint to prevent water infiltration. For asphalt, the saw cut is sealed with a hot rubberized crack sealer to prevent water infiltration.

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NJ Catch Basin Repair



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