Site drainage is an extremely important component in the makeup of
your parking lot. If the parking lot is well sloped, water will
naturally drain away and not cause premature pavement failure. Most
parking lots however are relatively flat, for safety reasons, and
therefore standing water can become an issue.
If water is allowed
to remain on the pavement surface, it can easily percolate through the
asphalt, (which is a porous pavement), and start to compromise the
In freezing climates, standing water that turns to ice poses an obvious liability issue.
Once any drainage patterns have been corrected, it is extremely
important that catch basins are functioning properly to remove the
water. Deteriorating catch basins also pose a significant liability
hazard because of the depth a person can fall into if the basin
Subsurface water can be removed via installation of
French drains. Call your Pavement Network professional for
recommendations on drainage repairs and installations.