Protecting Your Family – Dangers of Sewers, Catch Basins, Manholes


There are many different dangers that we must watch out for, but most of the time we don’t think about sewers, catch basins and manholes. That is usually only something a contractor must worry about when he is building them. However, these things can be very dangerous to you and your family. Here is some information and how you can protect your family.

Every year, there are injuries reported which have to do with manholes, catch basins and sewers. Often times, they are not properly installed and there is either a bump in the road or driveway, or a spot that is lower than the rest of the road. This places you and your family at risk. In fact, some cities and towns are responsible for thousands of dollars in damage of property and injuries which have happened because of improperly maintained manholes, sewers and catch basins. Of course, these things are necessary to prevent flooding and keep the city safe as well.

Another thing manholes present is more cost to taxpayers because if they are improperly installed or maintained, manholes allow more water to flow into the storm sewers. This means more cost because the wastewater treatment centers must deal with the excessive water which is coming in through the manholes. Not only are they a danger but they are costly. One thing that can be done is to have them replaced and reinstalled the correct way. Although there will be an investment in order to do that, it would cost more to allow the improperly installed catch basins, manholes and sewers to stay the way they are.

By speaking with a professional paving company, you can find out what it will take to have these features replaced and reinstalled the correct way. Many times, you can receive a free estimate from professionals who will take a look at the manholes and catch basins. They will let you know if they are improperly installed and also tell you how much it will cost to fix them. For instance, some companies give their customers a free estimate and do not charge a down payment.

Rather than allowing these improperly installed features to sit and cause damage, injury and costs, you could have them replaced and avoid all of those things. Figure up a budget so that you can have these things worked on and hire a professional paving company that will install them correctly this time around. By doing this, you will reduce injury risk, costs of damage and more.

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