Parking Lot Answers

Don't allow your asphalt parking lot to become a Personal Injury Attorney's "ATM Machine!"

Posted by Steven Brahney on May 10, 2016

The good news is we have been very fortunate in the Mid-Atlantic to have received a mild weather pattern for most of the beginning of winter.  The bad news is long range forecasts project colder Arctic air and increased moisture moving into the region after January 15, 2016.

Most people in the Delaware Valley this morning woke up to ice in areas of standing water.  

Historically I see a large influx of work orders prior to the beginning of winter for pothole repairs, catch basin repairs and remediation of areas of standing water.  In addition, prior to the first forecasted snow storm we see an increase in work orders with "time is of the essence" notations and other priority codes.  I have noticed this year some Property / Facility Managers may be delaying repairs due to the mild weather waiting to see if winter is going to be all it is hyped to be this year with El-Nino.  I feel this approach is risky for several reasons:

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Topics: Underground Water Issues, Groundwater Issues, drainage tile

Drainage Tile Solves Underground Water Issue In Asphalt Parking Lots

Posted by Steven Brahney on February 11, 2015

Drainage Tile Solves Underground Water Issues In Asphalt Parking Lots

Ground water coming to the surface through cracks in your parking lot is caused by hydrostatic pressure.  One of the most effective ways of alleviating this pressure and the seepage it causes is to install drain tile under your asphalt parking lot or concrete sidewalk.

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Topics: Underground Water Issues, drainage tile, parking lot drainage tile

Benefits of using drainage tile / parking lot underdrain

Posted by Steven Brahney on February 9, 2015

What is Drainage Tile / Underdrain / French Drain?  When should it be used?

What is Drain Tile? Drainage Tile, Underdrain, French Drain are all terms used when referring to a 4” perforated drainage pipe which has a silt sock around it that sits in a trench of ¾” clean stone wrapped in soil separation fabric.  The method consists of piping systems used to transport water with the aid of gravity.  The pipe is then directed towards an opening in a drainage ditch or connected to a storm sewer system.

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Topics: Underground Water Issues

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