Water is of one of the most destructive elements on Earth. Management of water through grading and drainage must be considered for any project on your property. Too often, it is overlooked, missed or improperly handled. Improper grading and drainage installation are the top reason structures, walls and driveways fail, basements flood and wet areas stand in your yard and lawn.
Improper grading doesn’t only create water damage. Three to five years after a construction project, existing established trees often die in yards that have undergone inconsiderate or improper grading. In fact, 90% of existing trees that die in these cases could have been saved with proper grading and up-front tree protection.
An experienced professional from Green Garden Landscaping can save you money by providing a solution that works to solve your drainage issues. Like French Drain!
French drains are constructed with a perforated pipe. Gravel and filter fabric surround the pipe, similar to foundation drain systems. These can be installed anywhere on your property that collects water.
Having an attractive and healthy yard can be a very hard task to achieve and maintain. Besides beautiful plants that look good and can thrive in your landscape, you must have a design that is as functional as it is beautiful.
Since there are so many different needs for drainage, there are also many different ways to drain your yard.
- Ditch and Slope Drains. By digging slopes and ditches into the perimeter of yards, homeowners can create a simple and effective way for their yards to drain. After this installation, you can also landscape over to create a seamless and beautiful lawn.
- Channel Drains. Usually located between buildings or other structures like decks, channel drains are an effective way to drain water from nearly any area. For channel drains, water typically goes through a grate before it enters the pipe system.
- Deck Drains. Because they have ornamental covers made of metal, stone, or some other material, deck drains are very popular. Placed at the bottom of slopes, water naturally drains through them.
- Catch Drains. These drains are attached to a home’s gutter system which carries the water from the gutters to a basin and then into an underground drainage system. The longer route means that water will have a smaller chance of reaching the home’s foundation.