Proper drainage is an important part of every community. When drainage systems are not working properly, this can result in flooding which can lead to a number of other problems and can be very costly. According David Chesky, Executive Vice President of the Civil Engineering Division of Falcon Engineering with headquarters in Warren New Jersey, “poor drainage will lead to flooding, and if your retention ponds or detention basins aren’t maintained, it can also lead to flooding.”
In his experience, Chesky said that many instances related to poor drainage are a result of a lack of maintenance on stormwater systems where catch basins and pipes either failed or are filled with debris, preventing them from functioning as they should.
In addition, Chesky said that malfunctioning drainage systems will also cause flooding. “They’re all tied [Read more…] about Got Flooding? What you Need to Know about Your Community’s Drainage Systems