PONDING WATER

PONDING WATER

PONDING WATER 

Ponding water, a.k.a. “birdbaths” are a common issue among city streets and residential areas.  Homeowners may complain when water stands in front of their driveway, blocking them from their mailbox. These birdbaths are formed as water erodes subgrade soils, allowing the pavement to settle. This creates a dip that holds water.  At Nortex, our crews fix problems like these every day.  Our foam is hydrophobic, so it is unaffected by wet soil conditions, allowing it to successfully remove unwanted water beneath the pavement. The injection of polyurethane material lifts the concrete to its proper grade, allowing the standing water to flow properly. This process strengthens foundation soils, eliminating future settlement, and extending the life of the road for years.

PONDING WATER PROJECTS

SETTLED PARKING SPACE

The project below shows a parking space that had settled 4 inches and was constantly holding water. It was located at the front entrance of an elementary school, and was never occupied because of the water and debris that it contained. The injection of high-density polyurethane foam was able to lift the concrete back to its original place, allowing the water to run off and the debris removed. The project was completed, start to finish, in only 3 hours. 

 

 

RESIDENTIAL BIRDBATHS

The projects below show large birdbaths that formed in residential areas. These areas contained so much water that they were almost never dry. Many homeowners living in the area were calling in to complain about it.

Nortex was able to complete each project in one day, while keeping at least one lane open for traffic at all times. Each of these projects were completed over 4 years ago, and are still holding up to this day. The injection process may be a quick fix, but the effects are long-lasting. 

 

 

PONDING WATER

The photos below are a collection from other ponding water projects.  Ponding water issues are the most common type of problems Nortex crews fix. On average, crews may complete 3-4 separate ponding water projects per day. The reliability and convenience of polyurethane foam injection, compared to full depth repair or any other solution, is unparalleled.