March 2020 

Standing Water? We Can Help! 

Keeping your lawn pristine is a matter of pride. So it can be upsetting to find standing water in your yard after a hard rain. Not only is stagnant water an eyesore, but it can also kill your grass, damage landscaping, compromise your home’s foundation, become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and be symptom of larger problems.

What Causes Drainage Problems?
  • Yard Slope: The slope of your (and your neighbor’s) lawn affects which way the water drains.
  • Downspout and Gutter Issues: Gutters help move water away from your home. Some gutters are too small to handle the roof load, and poorly arranged downspouts may leave pools of water right around your foundation.
  • Impacted Soils: If your soil is mostly clay or highly compacted, it might not be able to absorb water quickly enough to keep water from gathering on the surface.

As a NDS Certified Drainage Contractor – we can design a drainage solution plan for your property!

Basic Types of Residential Drainage Systems:
Surface Drainage Systems:
Dry Creek Bed : A shallow trench lined with landscape fabric and filled with boulders and stones of various sizes. During wet weather, excess surface water is channeled down the creek bed to a suitable exit or collection point.
Rain Gardens: A rain garden consist of native shrubs, perennials, and flowers planted in a small depression, which is generally formed on a natural slope. It is designed to temporarily hold and soak in rain water runoff that flows from roofs, driveways, patios or lawns. A rain garden is not a water garden. Nor is it a pond or a wetland. A rain garden is dry most of the time, and typically holds water only during and following a rainfall event. Because rain gardens will drain within 12-48 hours, they prevent the breeding of mosquitoes.
Grading: The reason for grading your yard is to move the water runoff from where it’s currently traveling to a different location.
Berms: A berm is a small hill covered with grass or other plants that will divert runoff around what you want to protect.
Subsurface Drainage Systems:
French Drains provide an easy channel for water to flow through. Water runs into a gravel-filled trench, then into perforated pipe at the bottom of the trench. Water travels freely through the pipe, which empties a safe distance from the house.
Catch Basins are located at the lowest point on your property helping maintain proper drainage and catch debris, which helps prevent pipe downstreams from becoming clogged. Water and solids enter the box through the grate. Solids settle to the bottom while water drains out of the pipe.
Gutters, Downspouts, and Rain Barrels:
Gutters and Downspouts have one job: to divert water away from your home. Your home’s gutters along with downspouts protect the foundation of your home, prevent erosion, protect your landscaping, and prevent basement flooding.
Our customer gutter machine that we bring onsite! 
Rain Barrels capture water from your roof and hold it for later use such as on lawns, gardens or indoor plants. It’s a great way to conserve water and it’s free water for use in your landscape!
If you have been experiencing drainage issues on your property give us a call today to set up your free consultation!
“Solve Your Lawn Drainage Problems with These Systems” August 14, 2017,

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