How to Solve Yard Drainage Problems

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Many of our customers overlook the importance of drainage systems but it is just as important as watering your lawn. In this blog, we will go over the different types of drainage issues and solutions.

To solve yard drainage issues, the system needs to capture the water and then transport the water somewhere to an outlet. Green Dream Landscaping uses these 6 main ways to properly drain your property:

French Drain Pipe System

Do you consistently have soggy or wet areas on your property? Installing a french drain system collects surface water.

Solid Pipe Drainage System

This is used for capturing water from the downspouts and transporting it to the final outlet. Typically, solid pipes are used to carry water from the surface of the ground or to connect to subsurface piping to transport rainfall away from the property.

Catch basins

Do you have standing pools of water on your property? Catch basins are a great solution to this problem and they come in all shapes and sizes. They are traditionally tied into other parts of the drainage system.

River Rock

Adding river rock to drainage systems creates a dry creek bed for transporting high volumes of water. These are sometimes used in french drain applications.

Grading to Solve Drainage Problems

Low spots on your property may play a factor in pooling water or flooding which may lead to leaks and flooding in basements, if not addressed. If this sounds like your property then re-grading the yard or a portion of the yard may be the fix. After re-grading the yard, the soil should absorb as much water as it needs and then directs the excess water away from the property.

Sump Pump Drainage System

These are used when there is no place to outlet the water. All water is captured and pumped to the final destination. Often this is a curb or municipal road.

Our team uses a combination of these 6 tools to achieve the best solution. Green Dream Landscaping is an NDS-certified Drainage Contractor that has been designing and installing drainage systems daily for over 7 years.

Do you want to learn more about how Green Dream Landscaping can help you solve your drainage issues in Richmond, Virginia? Fill out the contact form on our website or call us today to set up a free walk-through consultation.

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