Yard Drainage, Lexington, NC
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Creating the perfect backyard is an excellent investment for homeowners in Lexington, NC. However, once you make your desired backyard, you will need to know how to keep it healthy and protect it.
Most backyards maintain an accessible, comfortable space with many vibrant plant life. However, if your yard does not have a sound drainage system, you could experience muddy patches on the lawn, grass and plants dying off, and even excess water sipping into the house.
In addition, severe rainfall could potentially damage the backyard and threaten the home. Drainage issues can lead to mold issues, root rot, mosquito infestations, and foundation damage.
Luckily, you have Piedmont Site Works to help you with yard drainage issues in your yard. We would be happy to care for your yard so you can be free of related problems.
Effective Yard Drainage Systems
There are many effective yard drainage systems. Some can solve yard drainage issues alone, but we use most in combination to create a complete drainage network. But we will help you choose the best for your needs.
So, what can you expect from the different yard drainage systems?
French drains are arguably one of the most effective and common yard drainage systems. These subsurface water drainage systems help divert and spread pooling issues in the yard.
French drain systems have perforated pipes containing a fabric layer that acts as a filter. These pipes are then laid in trenches and covered with loose materials like gravel.
The pipes can lead to water outlets away from your home and into storm drains. The French drain system allows for excellent water runoff diversion. Depending on the house, the process can take a while, but it is worth it.
2. Channel Drains
Channel drains can be an incredibly effective yard drainage system, and new technologies and designs continue to emerge to help make them better in different situations.
Slot drains are new types of drains that have come from the advancement of technology and design.
Channel drain systems are made from durable components like stainless steel, and we develop them with a highly narrow catch. And, you won’t need drainage grates.
They are also great for following existing landscaping line features and lining walkways. The durability and strength of this drainage solution are very appealing.
Channel drains prevent:
- Excess water flowing into the home or garage, preventing mold spots
- Puddle formations in the yard because of splashes and overflowing water
- Excess water build-up on walkways, such as pavements and sidewalks.
Channel drains are usually part of a more extensive and effective yard drainage network. We supplement with other yard drainage systems to increase the effectiveness and longevity of this solution.
3. Swale Drains
People love Swale drains because of how subtle they are. People also love this option because of how easily they blend into the property. In addition, they are the least intrusive of the other yard drainage systems.
Swale drains are ditches built to divert excess water flow and direct water runoff accordingly. These drains have a gravel lining that slowly filters excess water into the ground.
With sloped, fast-moving water runoffs, these drains can prove incredibly useful. Swale drains can also help prevent soil erosion and help reduce the pressure on your storm drain network.
Swale drains are ditches with shallow and broad openings. But, unlike the conventional ditch, we cover swale drains with turf grass or vegetation to ensure it blends with its surroundings.
4. Dry Wells
You can use a dry well to collect all the excess water from a French drain. This is one of the most common reasons why people get them in the first place.
Simply put, a dry well acts like a trash can that you bury underground. Dry wells are mainly used to collect water from the yard and store it until it can slowly filter into the soil. As a result, most of them can carry around 50 gallons of excess water from the yard.
The well has tiny holes to allow the excess water from the yard to escape slowly. Dry wells are also covered with loose materials like geotextile fabric and gravel like French drains.
5. Trench Drains
A trench drain is another popular yard drainage system. However, it is often one part of a bigger, more effective water drainage network. Like the yard drainage networks above, trench drain systems consist of a simple trench.
Trench drains also have a grate covering which stops foreign objects from entering the yard drainage channel.
Unlike other yard drainage networks, you will find trench drains on paved surfaces. They are there to redirect water runoffs away to avoid damage to those surfaces.
The trench drainage system is ideal for pools and patios. They also come in different sizes, from thin to broad profiles, which helps make them easily blend into the property.
6. Slot Drains
Slot drains consist of durable drainage channels inside trenches that are slim enough to not need to covering with grates to keep foreign objects at bay. The slim profile does not make the drains less effective when draining excess water away from the house.
In fact, Slot drains are effective because of the durability and strength of the material in each system component. With options such as stainless steel, it is a worthy and effective system that won’t get moldy or rusty.
Trust the Professionals
When looking for the right yard drainage system for your home, the yard’s landscape design is the most important thing you need to think about.
Your property’s natural basins, slopes, and overall design will help determine what system will best suit you. Luckily, we can find the ideal solution by examining various aspects. The experts at Piedmont Site Works have years of experience to provide you with the correct yard drainage solutions.
Contact us for more yard drainage systems and how we can help solve any drainage problems you might be experiencing. We would be happy to make your yard usable again, even after heavy rainfall.