Different shades of brown dirt is a common part of desert landscape, however that same brown dirt is NOT common in headwalls and culvert pipes. It is actually a problem, and can be a major headache if not maintained on a regular basis. Headwalls are widely used in residential communities (not just in Arizona and California, but throughout the United States) to transfer stormwater from one area to another. These concrete structures come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are a vital part of a community’s stormwater management plan. But like other drainage systems, they only function properly when free of obstructions.
If you notice the headwalls and culverts looking like the “before” pictures in your community, contact the Service & Maintenance department at Torrent Resources. They provide a FREE inspection to include a written assessment of the drainage structures and recommendations for service only if needed. Ignoring obvious problems can have severe consequences leading to massive flooding like many Arizona HOA’s experienced in 2014. Annual maintenance will ensure your community will drain as intended this year and beyond.