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We work on concrete and drainage projects of all shapes and sizes anywhere in New Orleans. The Big Easy Concrete team is committed to close collaboration with our clients and suppliers. We are continually looking for new and improved ways to deliver schemes of the highest quality.

As New Orleans concrete and drain contractors, we operate across industrial, commercial, and residential sectors. Our crew of specialists and highly-skilled workforce consistently find and deliver solutions that are cost-effective, safe, and of the highest possible standard. We have extensive experience in providing engineered concrete and drainage solutions including above and below ground tanks and associated works.

Drainage Systems in New Orleans

Construction of Drainage System by Big Easy ConcreteThe central portion of metropolitan New Orleans is almost completely surrounded by water. Half of the land area between these bodies of water is at or below sea level, and no longer has a natural outlet for flowing surface water. Hence drainage has been a major concern and remains an important factor in major cities in New Orleans.

Drainage is the natural or artificial removal of a surface’s water and subsurface water from an area with excess water. Many soils and areas in New Orleans need artificial drainage to improve production or to manage water supplies.

We have engineers who specialize in drainage for residential, commercial, and industrial construction projects. These are the services we offer for these types of projects:

  • Our engineers set out from the plans all the roads, street gutters, drainage, culverts, and sewers involved in construction operations.
  • The levels for each of the mentioned factors above are set out during the construction process.
  • Our general workforce of civil engineers, construction managers, architects, supervisors, planners, and quantity surveyors work together to complete the project.

Detention and Retention Systems

New Orleans is a festival wonderland—Crawfish festival, Boudin festival, Jambalaya festival, and the world-famous Mardi Gras, are just a few. Just as New Orleans loves to dance, we kick up our heels as the best concrete and drain contractors in New Orleans to throw you something good for any type of drainage construction and repair.

Whenever you are considering adding a drainage system to your project in this Pelican state, we can do the job for you. Our team of experts will properly select and install a detention and retention drainage system that can quickly capture and transfer liquids to reduce standing water that can pose hazards to your decorative concrete work.

These are the kinds of drain systems we do to enhance the longevity of our product and to make the surface safer for pedestrians and traffic by reducing slip hazards:

Trench and Channel Drains

As concrete and drainage contractors in New Orleans, we use trench and channel drains because they work well in many situations.

We use them in residential settings where we frequently construct them between a sloping driveway and a garage entrance or along a straight retaining wall. In commercial and industrial settings, we use them to control storm runoff and chemical spills.

The size of the drain system and the material that the drain is made of depends entirely on the liquid and quantity you will be draining away from the site.

Trench drains are considered to be the most effective way to catch sheet water. We use this drainage system for commercial and industrial applications. The features of this system are:

  • A pre-designed slope or pitch is built each piece
  • Can be premade or cast in concrete on site
  • The slope is usually a 0.7 percent to 2 percent grade
  • A rounded bottom to prevent debris from accumulating
  • Can be pre-manufactured, made of heavy-gauge plastic or polymer-modified concrete

Channel drains are generally intended for residential and commercial use with the following features:

  • Extruded or molded out of plastic in 10- or 20-foot lengths
  • U-shaped with a grate
  • Flat bottom
  • No built-in slope or pitch

Catch Basins and Point Drains

Catch Basin Installation Service - Big Easy ConcreteIf the channel or trench drain is inapplicable for you and you have a sufficient contour to the site, our team can construct a catch basin or point drain system for you. Both of these systems require the concrete to slope to a central point for water collection. The features of these systems include:

  • Small grate in the center
  • Single drain pipe that leads the water away from the site
  • The pipe may have several point drains located along its run
  • Catchment receptacle with outlet ports set into the ground at the base of the basin
  • Pipes are attached to the outlet ports to channel water away from the site

Though these are not the easiest drains to install, our specialists can accomplish the complex four-way grades of the drains so that they work effectively.

The Key Elements for Drainage Recommendations

Our engineers and architects in Big Easy Concrete do their homework in determining the specific and necessary drainage system that will work best for your residential, commercial, or industrial drainage needs. We make smart decisions about your drainage system keeping in mind these important factors:

  1. Determining the hydraulic performance required for your drainage system will help us determine the size of the drain that you will need.
  2. Careful site planning considering space limitations and sloping issues that will help us know what type of drain will work best.
  3. Thoughtful grate selection considering loading factors, durability, and user requirements.
  4. Maintenance and cleaning requirements for your drainage system. We will teach how you can access the entire system through the grate and how you can flush out or shovel clean the debris to the catch basin for removal.

If this is too much elbow grease for you, we can do the cleaning. Pipes in catch basins or point drain systems are buried and blockages can be difficult to locate and remove. We have a dedicated drainage maintenance team who can help you with maintaining clean and clog-free pipes.

Get the Best Drainage System in New Orleans from Big Easy Concrete

In the beautiful southern Pelican State, you can sample a myriad of delicious cuisines, plantations, swamps, parades, festivals, historical sites, and so much more inevitable stuff. Add to your list, getting the best concrete and drainage services from Big Easy Concrete.

We are concrete and drainage contractors in New Orleans dedicated to ease of installation, cost-effectivity, and timely completion of projects.

We have knowledgeable technical staff always available to answer any questions you may have before and during the project completion about the drainage installation process. Call now for a free estimate.

What Our Clients Say

“Most professional concrete work I have ever experienced. The contractors were honest and timely with clean up. The job was performed efficiently and as contracted. I would highly recommend this company!”

– Katie Dyer

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