Drainage can be a huge problem. Flooding issues and erosion can kill your turf and plants. There are several ways to help with the drainage issues you may be having. Brummel Lawn & Landscape LLC will meet with you to discuss the best solutions for your drainage 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 adds the look of a stream, even without water.
Getting water away from the house and flowing toward a designated drainage area, such as a storm drain or an area at the back of the property, can be accomplished by extending downspouts. The pipe will be buried 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 or weed eat around.
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 installation crew will run water through 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 other 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, regrading the area is all that is needed. Regrading is done by bringing in new soil, or using the existing soil, and grading it in a manner to ensure a positive flow and to direct the water in the right direction.