It is understood that standing water in and around facilities can cause severe structural damage. Potential problems include cracked foundations due to static water pressure buildup on the walls, degradation of adjoining building materials and freeze-thaw issues. Similarly, ponding (i.e. water collection) and hydroplaning on roads, highways and bridges are possible safety hazards that can be avoided.
Effectively handling and transporting away rainfall during and after storms is a prime component in facility and road construction planning.