Landscape Drainage Systems & Solutions
Lingering excess water is the enemy of a healthy lawn or home. Puddles of water near your foundation or landscaping can be alleviated by a proper drainage system.
If you have problems with the accumulation of rain water, groundwater, or other sources of standing water, Evergreen Landscaping can help.
Comprehensive Landscape Drainage Solutions
As experts in drain installation, we will analyze your outdoor space and suggest a drainage solution that is best suited to your needs.
A rain garden is a landscape feature that collects runoff from roofs, driveways, paved areas and downspouts. It will also help in preventing erosion. It consists of a shallow depression to collect water and incorporating plantings to create a beautiful and useful solution to solving some drainage and runoff issues.
Rain gardens are not ponds, they do not hold water in a pool in a garden. They are garden features that collect runoff water during a storm that let’s your garden naturally pull it back into the soil over the course of a day or two. Rain gardens act like sponges that fill up and then dry out. Because rain gardens don’t hold water indefinitely there is no standing water to permit mosquitos to breed
A French drain is a ditch that contains perforated pipe encased in gravel to collect and vent water. French Drains are most commonly used to prevent ground and surface water from entering a building’s foundation.
Drain boxes are most commonly used in most drainage situations to collect surface runoff. There can be some draw backs to using these depending on the situation.
Channel drains are primarily used to collect runoff on hardscape surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks and patios.
Pop ups are used to slowly release water at the end of a solid drainage line usually connected to a downspout.
Sand Drainage Systems
The new standard for installed drainage systems are sand channel drainage which sets a new standard for sub-surface drainage systems. Uniquely adapted to sports fields and gold courses, Sand Channel drainage uses a network of interconnected channels to collect surface water and carry it away. The key to the systems effectiveness is the “intensity” of the network – the closeness of the channels that make up the network grid. typically spacing between sand channels is just sixteen (16) inches. This means that surface water is never more than eight (8) inches from a drainage channel.
Dry Creek Beds
A dry creek bed is a stoned lined channel or gully that mimics a natural creek bed or watercourse. Stones and boulders are placed along a meandering course as if the force of water put them there. Plants are incorporated along the creek bed to soften and enhance the natural look. This is a great alternative to other types of drainage solutions if you have a problem area due to runoff in that it helps control erosion as well as adds aesthetic beauty to your landscape.
A drain pit is essentially a larger version of a French drain. It is used as a collection point to collect large amounts of surface runoff. It has many benefits that a standard drain box can’t offer.
• There is no restriction to its size, shape or capacity
• It is hidden and out of site
• No maintenance in keeping debris off of a “grate” on a standard drain box
• It can be covered with decorative rock, stepping stones, pine straw or mini nuggets.
Give us a call or contact us and our helpful staff will answer your questions and guide you to the correct drainage solution.
Yard drains allow you to control the flow of water in a given area; for example, from your back yard to the storm drains in the street.
Evergreen Landscaping is experienced with all the professional drainage solutions you could imagine for your landscape.
•Dry Creek Beds
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