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Experiencing problems with yard drainage? Get in touch with the outdoor drainage professionals at Legacy Landscape today, based in Macomb, MI serving residential and commercial clients throughout the north and west metro.
A properly designed landscape that is installed to industry standards will rarely experience issues. But over the years the ground may move due to frost heaving and disturb the soil, or if your yard was not installed correctly it can lead to negative effects such as damaging your grass, plants and trees due to improper drainage. Water can also intrude into your basement and damage your foundation. We offer multiple options to solve your yard drainage problems.
French drain and drain tile installation consists of perforated pipes wrapped with fabric to filter soil and sediment are placed in a trench filled with gravel or rock. The trench (sometimes called a “channel”) is built to divert water safely away from structures and into a drain or designated low lying area. The channel is purpose-built with a slight slope to ensure that water flows in the proper direction. Similar to how a gutter system collects and diverts water from your roof, French drains do so at ground level.
If your gutters route water properly from your roof to your lawn areas, but you still experience flooding during typical rain events, installing a downspout extension may be advantageous. This is generally used in conjunction with a French drain system to take water from bottom of the downspout and route it to a dry-well or catch basin.
A dry creek bed is a drainage solution in which our team excavates a shallow trench from where water is gathering on your property, and then diverting it to a location that is a better fit for water accumulation. Whether that is routing the water to a newly constructed pond where the excess water will flow to, diverting to a French drain system, or if the water volume isn’t too much – digging a trench deep enough for water to flow into the creek and eventually evaporate.
During most dry creek bed installation projects, we cover the soil with fabric or poly and then various sizes of rock. This solution generally works with your property’s grade and is an excellent option to maintain a more natural focus within your outdoor space.
Our drainage services are typically part of full-scale landscape installation, retaining wall or outdoor living construction projects to ensure the new space functions flawlessly for years to come. To learn more about our drainage solutions, give us a call today at (586) 281-5797 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation.
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