What Are Storm Drains For?

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Storm drain systems are infrastructures comprised of network of tunnels that collect rainwater or any excess water from paved streets. The drained water flow through pipes and eventually end up in open bodies of water such as rivers and lakes. Storm drains, as well as efficient and prompt storm drain rehabilitation play a crucial role in preventing the hazardous effects of excess rainwater that could accumulate and cause floods. 

Federal EC explains what storm drains are for and the problems they can be susceptible to and how services like pipe rehabilitation in Atlanta, GA can help.

What Storm Drains Do

Storm drains prevent flooding by facilitating the draining of rain watering gravity. A storm drain system should allow water to travel smoothly through the inlet. The underground utility construction contractor should install it at a slightly tilted angle to prevent water from coming back up. If they don’t install it properly, it can develop malfunctions that might need a storm drain rehabilitation.

Common Issues

Most modern residential and commercial areas have paved roads. These roads may pose a safety risk when they are slick with rain and there is no drainage system, as paved roads cannot absorb rainwater. Storm drains play a vital role in mitigating this risk. However, the pipes in the system may suffer from damage like bursting or may succumb to regular wear and tear.

Methods of Repair

Storm drains help reduce road accidents when they prevent floods. They also contribute to smooth traffic flow. When a pipe bursts, the repair technician can use CIPP pipe lining, where they use liquid resin and a textile liner to repair it. They mix the resin with hardener to wet the textile liner and line it against the pipe walls, then insert a calibration tube to act as an insulator. The hardener activates the resin, making it harden and form a smooth pipe within a pipe.

Another effective method of repairing pipes that are part of a storm drain system is CIPP pipe lining to seal any cracks, dents, or imperfections.

Contact Federal EC today if you need assistance with your storm drains.


When you need top-quality pipe inspection and repair services in the greater Atlanta area and Charlotte, North Carolina, don’t think twice about getting in touch with us here at Federal EC. Our pipe specialists would be more than happy to assist you with all of your project requirements. Contact our team today by calling us or filling out the online form. Federal EC serves Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, NC. We look forward to working with you.

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