Drainage Solutions

Our drainage designers strive to provide you with visibly pleasing, permanent solutions to your drainage problems in a cost effective manner. We are familiar with storm water laws and most local municipalities regulations regarding retention ponds and storm water drainage. All of our products are made from commercial grade materials and many have a lifetime warranty.

Drainage issues are often more than just a potential hazard, they often can be harmful to your landscape as well. Proper drainage is important to your lawn, landscape driveway and foundation as is proper irrigation. Standing water near plants or in your lawn can cause lawn disease and root disease in many common plants. Standing water in your driveway can cause a potential slipping hazard and ultimately damage to the driveway if not drained properly. Hydrostatic pressure from water pitching towards your foundation can cause seepage through foundation walls and water damage to your basement.

Liter Drain and Down Spout Water Relocation

Down spouts are a necessity for all homes, but their use can cause large amounts of water to be collected in small areas, usually near the concrete foundations. By connecting down spouts to a drainage system, the water can be relocated to a more suitable area or to and lawn area to be reabsorbed far from the foundation. These simple looking installations are very valuable tools in landscape drainage, but they do require some thought before installation. Pipe size, clean-out pipe, catch basin, air gap, connectors and water volume and velocity are all factors that would be considered before the installation process begins.

Curtain Drain or French Drain

Named after and American farmer, a french drain or curtain drain system is a multi-functional system that can drain water away from unwanted collection areas and relocate the water in suitable areas. A french drain can also act as a storage location for water until the water has had time to absorb back into the ground in approved areas. A french drain is usually a gravel filled trench with a perforated pipe in the center. The pipe, pitched at one degree or more, will allow water in and out of it, through the gravel, to be reabsorbed by the surrounding soil. A french drain can also be used as a collection are for other draining systems.

Dry Wells 

Sometimes there is a need for a collection area for water storage and re-absorption, this is where a dry well can come in handy. Modern dry wells use a poly shell to allow water in quickly and then slowly release it for re-absorption into the surrounding soils. Often used in conjunction with drainage systems, the dry well can play a major role in resolving drainage when other systems are not applicable. Even though dry wells are an excellent option, there are limitations to their use. Soil absorbtion rates and percolation rates are important factors in the size and materials used in dry well construction. Soil types also can factor into the construction design of dry wells in drainage.

Although drywell kits are sold at local home improvement stores, we do not suggest trying this installation yourself. As easy as it might seem, there is a complicated amount of math and formulas that are involved in the propper sizing and material choices. A DIY tip for drywells is always install an “over-flow” outlet.