Catch Basin Drain Installation

Does your property’s lawn or landscape beds retain water? Do your landscape beds erode quickly and lose mulch and topsoil? If so, your home is need of a landscape drainage solution. Indeed, one of the best options for fixing landscape drainage issues is installing a catch basin drain system. Most importantly, with proper installation and appropriate material and maintenance, a catch basin drain is the most economical solution for the lifetime of the home. Houston Landscape Pros provides services in most surrounding communities include Katy, Sugar Land, Galleria area, Bellaire, and Pearland, TX.

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How to Install a Catch Basin Drain

The first step in the installation of a catch basin drain is planning. We analyze your specific topography to identify downspouts, sources of water, along with low & high spots in the landscape. In fact, the catch basin landscape drainage works best if installed in a low section area. Preferably in the lowest ground level where water flows to catch and stop water accumulation. Then, the trench is later excavated and accommodated for size. Remember, the bigger the catch basin, the bigger the channel. The cover of the catch basin is adjacent to ground level, while the rest of the drainage gains cover with existing excavated soil. Keep in mind that the trench is always oriented one-inch deeper for every ten feet of piping to ensure proper water drainage. Lastly, we punch five holes—each corner and middle—in the bottom of the container to allow standing water to fluctuate out. Moreover, we offer other landscape drainage solutions such as a quality french drain installation or an efficient sump-pump drainage system. Below are the two sizes of a catch basin drain system.

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6-Inch Catch Basin Drain

For around a backyard pool
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This 6in catch basin system is to target small flooded areas. Make an Appointment Today!

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12-Inch Catch Basin Drain

For a backyard patio deck
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This 12-inch catch basin system is used to target big flooded areas. Make an appointment Today!

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How Does A Catch Basin Drain System Work?

The Catch Basin Drainage System receives its name for its unique container-like shape. We place them in low areas of your yard where lots of water is collected. The basic design consists of a grate (cover) that fits into the box where water can fill it. The grating filters out most unwanted debris from the water collected. As a result, the water is then forced down into the container and led away from your home through PVC pipes. These pipes are called the Inflow and Outlet Pipes. The proper material is necessary for ensuring the longevity of this drainage. Houston Landscape Pros recommends and uses the PVC SDR 35 Pipe.

Below we are illustrating the different size and placement of catch basin drain system.

What are PVC SDR 35 made of?

The pipe’s components include a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) material that is a durable, hard plastic with no flexibility. The proper size for residential or small commercial building landscape drainage systems is the SDR 35. The SDR 35 is a general classification for a PVC pipe’s wall thickness. Unlike the corrugated drain pipes, the SDR 35 PVC pipes can be for underground use. The wall thickness provides the proper protection against friction caused by the water, movements in the soil, and potential damage from root systems. If these pipes get clogged, we clean them with an Electric Sewer Snake without causing damage to the pipes.

The pipe’s components include a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) material that is a durable, hard plastic with no flexibility. The proper size for residential or small commercial building landscape drainage systems is the SDR 35. The SDR 35 is a general classification for a PVC pipe’s wall thickness. Unlike the corrugated drain pipes, the SDR 35 PVC pipes can be for underground use. The wall thickness provides the proper protection against friction caused by the water, movements in the soil, and potential damage from root systems. If these pipes get clogged, we clean them with an Electric Sewer Snake without causing damage to the pipes.

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How to Clean a Catch Basin Drain System

The Catch Basin Drainage System is one of the most straightforward methods to clean and maintain. On the positive side, since this system is design to collect all debris in the basin, cleaning is simple. Without doubt, Houston Landscape Pros recommends to keep a eye on the catch basin, making sure they are clean before and after a heavy rainstorm.

Here is how to clean:

  1. Just pop the grate top off with a flat screwdriver.
  2. Rich inside wipe it out all debris.
  3. Place the grate back on the basin

Additionally, ensure that debris never rises above the level of the inlet. The inlet is where both water and waste collects in the basin. Keep in mind, when cleaning it out, debris can enter the PVC pipes. The debris must never accumulate higher than the channel. Otherwise, there is a higher risk of clogging the PVC pipes. Thus, we recommend cleaning this system at least every six months.

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Catch Basin Diagram

A catch basin diagram will help you understand how it works. The catch basin drainage was invented and patented by Edward L Friedl in 1970. In addition, it was engineered uniquely a landscape drainage pipe. Here we show the image of the original catch basin diagram. As you can see, it has not changed significantly. While cost-efficient and reliable, this system could be the answer to your landscape drainage problems. Our team wants our customers to be fully aware of the functionality, maintenance, and pricing of catch basin drainage. We value knowledge, especially when it comes to the products that go into your property.

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How much does a Catch Basin Drain cost?

A typical Catch Basin System can start at $2,500 for small jobs. Keep in mind that, there are many factors that can impact the cost of a Catch Basin Drainage System. For example, some of the obstacles found in the French Drain Installation are similar to those in the Catch Basin Installation.

Basically, to name a few that impact the cost:

  • Root systems
  • Sprinkler system pipes
  • Swimming pool pipes
  • Utility lines
  • Patio
  • Materials

However, keep in mind the more labor-intensive the more the cost goes up. However, Houston Landscape Pros has Texas licensed irrigators that can fix your problems right away! For more information, contact us today! Free on-site consultation!

Catch Basin Cost

$2500and up
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