Drainage can be a huge problem. Flooding issues and erosions can kill your turf and plants. There are several ways to help with the drainage issues you may be having. Brummel Lawn and Landscape LLC will meet with you to discuss the best solutions for these issues.
Dry Creek Beds
Dry creek beds are an eye appealing, functional solution to direct runoff water away from your home or landscaping and prevent erosion and landscape damage. A dry creek bed is very attractive and add the look of a stream, even without water.
Getting water away from the house and flowing toward a designated drainage area such as storm drains or an area at the back of the property can be accomplished by extending the downspouts. All the pipe will be underground with an outlet at the end of the pipe that pops open when water is exiting and closes when water stops to prevent any clogging. With this system there is nothing extra you will have to mow around or weedeat.
French drains are a great way to collect standing water. We use 4″ perforated pipe with clean gravel. The grade will be checked to ensure that you have proper fall. After the drains have been installed the crew will run water to double check the drains installation.
Catch Basin drainage systems are similar to a floor drain in your home. These boxes are placed in existing low areas or areas that may gather water. Catch Basins are used as a preventative measure to avoid damage to property and landscape by leading excess water to a designated area.
Berms are an easy way to add interest and height to landscape in dull, flat areas. Berms are simply, mounded hills of dirt constructed for reasons such as blocking out unwanted or unsightly views, directing or redirecting foot traffic and drainage, creating subtle and natural-looking privacy, adding raised elements to the garden, or simply emphasizing a particular area or focal point.
For some areas re-grading the area is all that is needed. Regrading by either bring in soil, or just using the existing soil and grading it in ensure a positive flow and direct the water in the right direction.