Retention Pond Maintenance and Repair
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What We Do
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Retention Pond Repair and Maintenance
Retention Pond Repair and Maintenance
A retention pond or a retention basin is an artificial lake that holds stormwater and runoff.  The ponds are a great way to catch water and hold it permanently.
Retention ponds are necessary to prevent sediment and other contaminants from flowing into nearby bodies of water. You will often find them in slope areas and construction sites.
Unfortunately, retention ponds can sustain damage. This can happen if you neglect its maintenance. Additionally, it could also suffer from the effects of weather and human activity.
Therefore, you need to keep up with maintenance and repair activities. It ensures that the pond serves its purpose adequately.
Luckily, you do not have to maintain or repair the pond. You can get trained professionals to do this work for you.
We at Piedmont Site Works offer retention pond repair and maintenance services for residential and commercial properties.
We ensure that your retention pond works effectively. So rest easy knowing that your pond is in good hands.
Importance of Retention Pond Maintenance
Why should you get retention pond maintenance?
• To prevent soil erosion.
The runoff flow will erode the soil’s top layer. With regular maintenance, however, we will be able to control soil erosion. We add rocks and vegetation so the pond can still function without causing too much damage to the soil.
• To control weeds.
The pond is a large water body that will attract weeds. Maintenance helps to control the growth of this invasive vegetation.
• To prevent pollution.
And finally, runoff brings garbage and other contaminants near or in the pond. This makes the place look unsightly and polluted. Regular maintenance clears the pond of this pollution.
Our Repair and Maintenance Activities
Retention pond maintenance is necessary. The ponds hold water levels for a specific duration.
When the water levels change in reaction to rain or a storm, you will need maintenance to ensure that the
pond protects the water bodies from contamination.
We conduct the following activities during retention pond repair and maintenance:
First, we inspect the pond to look for faults and shortcomings. We identify areas that need improving and repairs.
Next, we conduct repairs. It could be anything such as fixing the slope to ensure proper water flow into the pond.
Next, we mow the area around the retention pond. This clears the area making runoff flow smoother.
• Garbage cleanup.
We clean up garbage in and around the pond. Garbage is a hindrance to runoff flow. Additionally, it isn’t good for the environment. We are careful to dispose of the garbage correctly.
Next, we can do minor landscaping to ensure that the pond looks good. This is a great activity if the pond attracts people or is in a high-traffic area.
• Sediment removal.
And finally, we do a little sediment removal to improve runoff flow and make the pond look good.
Trust Us With Your Pond!
Do you have a retention pond? It needs proper maintenance and repair. We can provide you with regular repair and maintenance services.
We use the best industry-proven techniques and equipment. Trust our skills, and we will make your experience memorable.
FAQ’s about Retention Ponds
Is it good to live by a retention pond?
There are both pros and cons to living by a retention pond. On the positive side, retention ponds can provide homeowners with beautiful views and a sense of tranquility. Additionally, living by a retention pond can offer some protection from flooding. On the downside, however, retention ponds can attract mosquitoes and other pests, and they may require more maintenance than other types of ponds. Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to live by a retention pond is up to the individual homeowner. If you are considering this option, we recommend that you weigh the pros and cons carefully before making a decision.
Do retention ponds dry up?
Retention ponds are designed to hold water, but they will eventually dry up if they do not receive enough rainfall or runoff. Additionally, evaporation can cause retention ponds to lose water over time. If you notice that your retention pond is starting to dry up, consider adding a supplemental water source, such as a rain barrel or irrigation system. Additionally, you may need to adjust the liner or vegetation in your pond to reduce evaporation. If you have any questions about how to keep your retention pond from drying up, please contact us!
Are retention ponds toxic?
No, retention ponds are not toxic. In fact, they can actually help to improve water quality by filtering out pollutants before they enter our waterways. However, if algae growth is uncontrolled, it can release toxins into the water that can be harmful to people and animals. Additionally, standing water can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes, which can transmit diseases such as West Nile virus. To reduce the risk of these problems, it is important to properly maintain your retention pond.
What do I do if my retention pond floods?
If your retention pond floods, the first thing you should do is call a qualified professional. They will be able to assess the situation and determine the best course of action. Additionally, they can advise you on how to prevent future floods.
How often should I clean my retention pond?
It is generally recommended that you clean your retention pond at least once per year. However, the frequency of cleaning may vary depending on the size and location of your pond. If you have any questions about how often you should clean your retention pond, please contact us! We are always happy to help.