I’ve got this in my backyard where my sump pump drains into in Park Ridge.
6 months ago on 05/16/2020 at 6:32 PM
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I’ve got this in my backyard where my sump pump drains into in Park Ridge. It had standing water in it so I thought it was clogged from mud that collected, but I was surprised that it doesn’t hold a lot. Does it connect into the main city storm drains?

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6 months ago on 05/16/2020 at 6:35 PM

This is your catch basin. And yes it will eventually connect at the front of your house to the city sewers. I would highly recommend having it Roto routed once a year. Roots grow in there with a mind of their own. It will save you from any headaches down the road.

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6 months ago on 05/16/2020 at 6:36 PM

And from the looks of it, you have a lot of old grease buildup in there, which is totally natural. Get it cleaned out.

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6 months ago on 05/16/2020 at 6:42 PM

Joseph how deep is that basin? Hard to tell for certain from the pic. Does not look to me like a standard catch basin. I can take a look at it to tell you what they did there and where things run for certain. What things should be vs what they are, are often not the same.

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6 months ago on 05/16/2020 at 6:48 PM

Mike J. Goode how much clean a catch basin. I remember my parents having the done when I was little. I've lived here 25 years pm me

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6 months ago on 05/16/2020 at 6:59 PM

I just had mine cleaned 300

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6 months ago on 05/16/2020 at 8:18 PM

Just had ours done. We do it yearly in spring. Runs about $300

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6 months ago on 05/16/2020 at 8:42 PM

To me it looks like the city storm drain I'm probably 💯 on that, plus a catch basin doesn't have an open drain cover and most likely belongs to city I would call the city first! If it belongs to the city they would definitely rod it and clean it. Plus that's PVC pipe highly unlikely you'll have any roots.

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6 months ago on 05/16/2020 at 10:04 PM

Dish detergent and grease. Have your catch basin rodded periodically. I think Park Ridge discourages catch basins but "it came with the house. "

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6 months ago on 05/17/2020 at 8:53 AM

More info? How old is the house, did it originally have overhead sewer system, or was this added? A "french drain"?

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6 months ago on 05/17/2020 at 2:55 PM

You said this is in the backyard. Do you have a paved alley? If so, I bet this connects to the storm sewer under the alley.

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