Standing water and erosion problems can be a real pain!

Some new construction leaves homeowners with these kind of issues from day one and others can develop over time with changes in the slope of your landscape due to regular mowing and other traffic on the property.

Sometimes tearing up the yard by bringing in more dirt, or using heavy machinery to move dirt around is not the best solution. Various types of sub surface drain systems can be very effective in moving rain water out of the area and solving the issues. Solving drainage issues can also be important to avoid developing home foundation problems that can occur from over saturated soil surrounding the foundation and erosion issues.

Common Drain System Types

  • Surface Drains – Utilizing trenches dug into the ground, a solid drain pipe is laid into the ground in a pattern to reach the areas needed to catch water on the surface.  Catch basins, that are basically a rigid box and typically either 8″x8″ or 12″x12″, are placed in each location below the surface for water to drain into.  The top of the catch basin will have a grate installed over it.  The solid pipe will be run to a downhill location that is most desirable to have the water exit to the surface and continue on its way draining away from your property.  Native soil is then back filled over the entire drain system and grass or landscaping can exist over it without seeing or even knowing it’s there, other than the drain grate inlets being visible.
  • French Drains – This style of drain is the most misunderstood.  It’s purpose is to deal with sub surface water, not water that pools or is running on the surface of the ground.  Utilizing trenches that are typically much deeper in depth than surface drains, we utilize a perforated pipe that allows water beneath the surface to seep in and then be led away in the pipe.  The bottom of the trench is lined with a permeable geo-textile fabric to keep soil and other contaminates out and the perforated pipe is covered in small stones to allow for moisture to gather in the chamber and enter the perforated pipe.  At the end of the prepared french drain area, a solid pipe is used to continue the drain to a lower point on the property that is desirable to have the drain water exit and continue to flowing away from your property.  Native soil is then back filled over the entire drain system and grass or landscaping can exist over it without seeing or even knowing the french drain exists below ground.
  • Gutter Downspout Sub Surface Drain Extension – Rain gutters do a great job of gathering the rain from the roof and getting it down to the ground.  The issue is that once the rain water reaches the ground it relies on gravity for where it flows from there.  Utilizing special adapters we can attach to the rain gutter downspouts just above the ground and pipe the water underground to the most desirable exit point.  Utilizing trenches dug into the ground, a solid drain pipe is laid into the ground in a pattern to reach the various gutter downspouts.  Each of the solid pipes from the various downspouts can be adjoined at an efficient location for one main pipe to then carry the water to a lower point on the property that is desirable to have the drain water exit and continue to flowing away from your property.

If you live on a street with curbs we can sometimes core the concrete curb so that the drain pipe can exit directly to the street.  This way the runoff can be evacuated directly and completely off your property.

Designing Your New Drain System

During our inspection we analyze the elevations of your property and landscaping, with advanced electronic equipment, to determine exactly what direction areas are sloping. We will also determine the lowest point on your property and the various options that are best suited for the drain runoff exit point. With your feedback about the issues you have experienced, and what your objective is, we can make a recommendation that is certain to manage and resolve the drainage concerns.

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