Seepage Tanks

Solve those water saturation problems!

This home in Fair lawn, New Jersey added a large addition. As a result of the increased impervious area combined with nearby stormwater runoff, flooding became a major issue during rain events. Too much water where it is not wanted is almost always a problem. Following a careful site evaluation of the soil type and size of water runoff volumes, Bobcats for Hire recommended installing two concrete seepage tanks in a large detention field to adequately deliver the rainwater into the soil below. Our drainage systems incorporate soil types, impervious areas, and expected rainfall amounts to size the detention field properly. On this particular site, the limited access was no problem for our dedicated rubber track equipment to move the tanks. Seepage tanks are good for the environment as they allow rain water to infiltrate directly into the ground and recharge the aquifer while preventing additional runoff from adversely affecting the ecosystem. Recharging the aquifer is important for any property or township that relies on wells to provide water.

Seepage tanks are also required for new construction today and are usually sized according to the amount of new impervious area as a result of construction. Post construction runoff is designed to be the same as pre construction runoff to avoid creating additional runoff volumes onto adjacent properties. If you are building a new home or addition, your contractor should have informed you of this requirement prior to the start of construction. Properly located seepage tanks will also prevent runoff from the property causing damage to neighboring properties. Installation of a dry well tank, or seepage tank will help standing water problems in the right circumstances. These precast tanks are designed to accept water collected from a drainage system or a catch basin and to then deliver it to the ground where it will gradually percollate into the soil over time. A dry well tank is not the answer to every water problem, so be sure to speak with our qualified professionals to determine if this is the right solution for your property.

Many owners upgrade their existing grading and drainage problem areas during the earthwork phase of any new construction. This allows the owner to benefit from the drywell requirements implosed by the townships by incorporating any drainage work needed for other parts of the property while the machinery is already onsite. Carefull planning is required to take advantage of equipment onsite in order to maximize the project benefir vs. the cost. Bobcats for Hire has the engineering and field experience needed to identify needed improvements into an overall drainage plan for your property.