Water from storms runs off to your roofs, driveways, and other large surface areas where rainfalls. It adds up to quite a lot of water and it can be damaging if it is not diverted or contained. Thus stormwater pits and drains were designed to do so.
A storage container or stormwater pit is where you store water from storms, which can be distributed in the area for domestic, agricultural, or commercial purposes. There are instances like continuous hot seasons, especially on summer days. Places like Kenya or any part of the world with water scarcity problems can install a stormwater pit.
Why install a stormwater pit?
A stormwater pit is designed to hold water, like an inground water tank. It needs to have a larger water container where water is poured into it, allowing it to pass through the drainage pipes where water will be stored or kept. With an in-ground water tank, installing a stormwater pit will be a great idea. To install it, look for the right size and it needs a filtration system not to clog the drainage.
For a DIY installation, concrete stormwater pits can be too heavy. You need someone to hit you or a professional installer that guarantees a proper installation process to complete the job. Before installing a stormwater pit, it is great to check with the local council before installing. A concrete stormwater pit should be installed by a licensed professional to finish the job properly.
Why does it need a professional installer?
There is a reason why you need a professional installer to do the installation process. If you pick the wrong style or type of pit installed for the climate and location, the pit will not do its job. Of course, you don’t want the stormwater put to undermine the foundations or diverted to a space that damages another part of the property or worse to your neighbors.
Types of concrete pits
There are different types of concrete pits available according to a wide range of applications, such as:
- Electrical and sewer
The riser rings are also a needed material, suitable for all types of pits to interpret hydraulic drawings and precast outlets and inlets for detention control pits. During heavy rainfall, a stormwater pit becomes overwhelmed, leading to flooding the garden or street. Therefore, it is important to have it installed by a professional.
The stormwater container is made of precast concrete with several outlets for the drainage pipes. The grate on the top of the container filters out debris, such as leaves that can block the drainage pipes. But, take note, a stormwater pit is different from a soakwell. It is also a water collection device or storage, but it merely holds water until it drains into the surrounding soil.