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Putting Water Where It Belongs

We Can Customize a Solution to Your Drainage Issues

As the area’s most experienced landscape drainage contractor, we implement permanent solutions that are carefully tailored to your specific site. Our goal is to capture excess water, move it away from your home and then disperse it responsibly. This way, you can avoid costly repairs, while also maintaining a healthy landscape.

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Identify Current Drainage Issues

  • Site Grading ProblemsGrading is the primary and most basic form of water control. It can cause wet basements, termite problems, wood rot on the home and poorly drained soils that lead to unhealthy and unpleasant landscapes.
  • Storm Water Problems: This can lead to soil erosion, overflowing gutters, and often more costly, flooding basements, garages, and first floors of homes.
  • Standing Water Problems: A common problem where an area of your property that just takes too long to dry out after a storm.
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Create Drainage Solutions

Before flooding can cause structural & property damage, sewer backup, foundation settlement, or devaluation of your property, there are a variety of effective solutions that we can install to prevent any further damage including, but not limited to, pipe extensions, French drains, regrading, pop up drains, storage tanks, sump pumps and more. Protection of your property from the threat of storm water is where we excel!

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Drainage Installation

Soil type, drainage source area, grade, water run-off velocity, and plant material must all be considered in developing a customized solution to your specific drainage problems. We approach each new project with a complimentary phone review to discuss the symptoms of the problem, the nature of your landscape and goals. From there, we will coordinate an onsite visit to further assess and define a solution.

Frequently Asked Drainage Questions

What are some of the telltale signs that I have a drainage problem?

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Unfortunately, we typically discover we have a drainage problem AFTER it has caused us trouble and often on several occasions. Common signs can be noticeable pools of water in the yard, areas of turf that seem to take days or even weeks to dry out after storms, gutters that spill out copious amounts of water during rainfall, or plants continuously dying from over saturated soil leading to root rot. Some of the more subtle signs are often detected in and around the home perimeter. These include water pooling on basement floors, rotting wood around the foundation, damp carpet next to baseboards, warping and discolored drywall, damp insulation, or even mold.

Will you always have to dig up my yard?

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While digging encompasses a large percentage of our drainage work, there are certainly occasions where this is not necessary. Over time, it is common for debris to become clogged in drain pipes and over top of grates. In many of these cases, using a pressure jetter to clean out the debris can do the trick. We can also insert a specialized drainage camera into a pipe to isolate the location of any obstructions or subsurface damage. As a result, the need for digging is greatly minimized, as is the disturbance to your property.

Do you only do exterior drainage work?

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Nope. At times, comprehensive solutions to your drainage needs may involve work in your basement or other interior spaces. During your drainage consultation, we will take a look at the way water is impacting your home and discuss the best way to approach your issue. We are well-versed in installing sump pumps, water-driven backups, interior French drains, and other indoor solutions. That said, it is always our goal to deal with water on the outside of a home before it ever has a chance to make its way in.

Do drainage systems require any sort of maintenance?

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Like any part of your home, proper upkeep will ensure that your drainage system keeps operating as efficiently as possible. While types of systems can vary significantly, we design systems to be as easy and user-friendly to maintain as possible. Often times, upkeep can be as simple as keeping drainage grates free of debris or ensuring turf does not grow over the day lit end of a pipe.

How will a new installation impact my lawn?

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As with all of our work, the utmost care is taken with any drainage solution to minimize our impact. With well-established turf areas, sod can be cut in chunks to hide our traces or new sod even brought in. Upon completion, all disturbed areas willed be raked, tamped, seeded, and covered with straw to assist in rapid regrowth (as needed).

Is there a limit to the type of project you are willing to take on?

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While the scope and scale of drainage needs can vary significantly, we have yet to encounter a problem that we were unable or unwilling to tackle. From quarter-mile driveways that regularly flood to rainwater pooling in a tiny vegetable garden, we welcome any challenge!

Couldn't I just tackle the drainage project myself?

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As with many home utilities, there is the inclination by some to take the DIY approach when issues arise. While certainly admirable, the advantages to having a specialist address your drainage need are numerous and can often save you money and frustration. Firstly, properly identifying the source of your drainage problem and crafting a customized solution are crucial to a long term resolution to your issue. When it comes to the actual work, having the proper tools, experience to troubleshoot and a parts and labor warranty to back up the installation are far more consistent in guaranteeing success.

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