Giving the rate at which we experience near-record rainfall, stormwater runoff is an issue. Many Residential as well as commercial properties may have downspouts and parking lot drains tied into detention or amenity ponds. If those basins get backed up, water will not properly exit surfaces causing pooling—and in worst case scenarios, you can get water backup in buildings.
First Environment Erosion Controls conducts inspections looking for signs of erosion, stress on soil embankments, debris or vegetation that blocks waterflow, proper rip-rap, sediment and debris buildup, and the condition of headwalls.
You can pass a retention and detention pond inspection if you pay attention to those key areas of your commercial property’s basin.
Let’s talk more about these maintenance red flags and what maintenance steps can keep your retention or detention pond in inspection-ready condition.