We offer several creative and affordable solutions to address any and all drainage problems on your property! We’ll work with you—and within your budget—to solve all your drainage needs!
Water management is one of the most important issues for a homeowner due to the potential for costly damage.
We specialize in evaluating and providing solutions to water drainage issues by controlling groundwater and roof/downspout water. The symptoms of these issues include wet basements, excessive erosion, landscape saturation, and moisture under the property foundation. In most cases the solution is a drainage improvement to remove the source(s) of water before they become or contribute to a problem.
Most Cost-Effective Option Removes Ground Water
Water always flows downhill, and by the easiest route possible – French drains provide an easy channel for water to flow through.
A French drain is usually comprised of a perforated pipe which is surrounded by gravel then wrapped in filter fabric to keep mud and particles out. It diverts water away from your house rather than dispersing it within the landscape. To protect the drain from clogging with silt, we drape landscape cloth across the base or footing and up the slope before adding the pipe and drain gravel.
Depending on your situation, the water can be diverted to:
- A low-lying area of your property
- A drainage ditch
- A dry well
- The street
Low Maintenance Long-Lasting
When it rains, the gutters catch the rainwater from your roof and carry it down to the ground to prevent it from seeping into the ground directly next to your home’s foundation.
If your home does not have extensions or underground drains, the water will begin pooling next to your home. Over time this water will penetrate your foundation, undermine stairs and patios and cause major damage. Downspout extensions will often do the trick, but they can be unsightly and still leave water too close to the foundation. There are a couple solutions to help this problem. Underground drainage is definitely the best long-term approach to diverting rainwater away from your home, keeping your foundation safe and basement dry. The piping used is usually 4″ in diameter and may be solid or corrugated.
- Drains pooling water
- Saves plants from drowning
- Protects your foundation from significant damage
- Aesthetically superior to extensions
Maintenance Free High-Traffic Areas Removes Surface Water Longest-Lasting
The main difference between French drains and shallow drains is that French drains capture and remove ground water while shallow drains quickly remove surface water before it can saturate the ground.
A shallow drain is a specific type of drain containing a trough or channel-shaped body and is used for the rapid evacuation of surface water. They are usually lined with concrete and sloped appropriately to take advantage of gravity. Steel grates or other, more attractive filters, are used to cover the trench and to keep it from getting clogged with debris. Shallow drains are best suited for high-traffic areas or where a concrete installation is required. They can be walked across easily and safely as opposed to a french drain. If you're getting water in your garage, a drain can be placed where the driveway meets the garage. Patios and walkways can have a shallow drain installed to keep paths free of hazardous pooling water. Athletic applications are also common because water is kept off the courts and athletes can easily navigate them.
Great places for shallow drains:
- Swimming pools
- Sports Courts