If you have a retention pond on your commercial property, it can be easy to forget it’s even there. Retention ponds are built to handle rainwater by draining water to a different location when it reaches a certain height. Retention ponds are good for flood protection, and they also keep sediment at the bottom which helps improve the quality of the water. Because retention ponds are full of water at all times, they need special maintenance to ensure that they are working properly. Some of the tasks that Landscape Management Services performs for retention pond maintenance in Macon, Georgia include:
Regular Inspections – It’s important to have your retention pond inspected on a regular basis to prevent it from failing in the event of a flood.
Debris Removal – Because retention ponds collect runoff during rainstorms, they often collect debris that can clog drains and fill up the pond leaving less room to collect water. Regular debris removal will ensure that everything is draining smoothly.
Vegetation Management – Unkempt vegetation around the retention pond can be unsightly, and can also cause damage to drainage systems if not kept in check.
Bank Stabilization – If the banks of the retention pond become unstable they can pose a major safety risk. They can also prevent the pond from draining properly in the event of a flood.
Structural Checks – From time to time it is also important to make structural checks on the drainage system and on the pond itself. This is to ensure that it is in peak condition in the event of a flood.
For all of your commercial landscaping and retention pond maintenance needs, trust Landscape Management Services. Call us today at (707) 740-2270.