Catch Basin Drain System

One of the best options for fixing landscape drainage issues is by installing a Catch Basin Drain System. As an illustration, does your property’s lawn or landscape retain water? At the present time, does your landscape beds erode quickly and lose mulch and topsoil? If so, your home has a landscape drainage problem. Houston Landscape Pros has drainage contractors that provide landscape drainage solutions and services in most surrounding communities. When properly installed and maintained, the drainage is the most economical solution for the lifetime of the home. With this in mind, if you need a drainage permit, we are licensed to do so. As a matter of fact, call us today and schedule an appointment with our friendly staff!


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

Catch Basin Drain History:

Are you experiencing flooding or standing water? Furthermore, are you interested in a Catch Basin Drain System? Invented and patented by Edward L Friedl in 1970, the Catch Basin was engineered uniquely for modern landscape drainage solutions. 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. Here we show the image of the original Catch basin diagram. As you can see in the catch basin diagram, it has not changed significantly. Below you will find a complete overview regarding Catch Basin Drainage. Learn more about other landscape drainage solutions, like a French Drain Installation or Sump-Pump Drainage and diverters. Enjoy!

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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. 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.

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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.

Landscape Catch Basin Installation:

The first step in the installation of a Catch Basin Drain System is planning. We analyze your specific topography to identify downspouts, sources of water, along with low & high spots in the landscape. The Catch Basin Landscape Drainage works best if installed in a low section area. Preferably the lowest ground level where water flows to catch and stop water accumulation. A trench is later excavated and accommodated on Catch Basin size. 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. The trench is always oriented one-inch deeper for every ten feet of piping to ensure proper water drainage. Next, we punch five holes—each corner and middle—in the bottom of the container to allow standing water to fluctuate out.

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6-Inch Catch Basin Drain

Installation around 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

Installation at the end of backyad patio deck
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This 12-inch catch basin system is used to target big flooded areas. Make an appointment Today!


How to Clean a Catch Basin Drain System

The Catch Basin Drainage System is one of the most straightforward methods to clean. Since this system’s design collects all debris in the basin, cleaning is simple. Just pop the graded top off and wipe it out. Additionally, ensure that refuse never rises above the level of the inlet. The inlet is where both water and waste collected in the basin will enter the pipes. The debris must never accumulate higher than the channel. Otherwise, there is a higher risk of clogging the pipes. We recommend cleaning this system at least every six months. Lastly, ensure they are clean before and after a heavy rainstorm.

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How much does a Catch Basin Drain cost?

Many factors can impact the cost of a Catch Basin Drainage System. Some of the obstacles found in the French Drain Installation are similar to those in the Catch Basin Installation. To name a few, root systems, sprinkler system pipes, and swimming pool pipes are all factors that add to the cost. A typical Catch Basin System can range from $1,200 for small jobs to $9,000 for large ones. Keep in mind that 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 Drainage Map

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