GroundHOG Drainage Solutions are ideal where land is flat or soils are dense or the water table is high like it is here in southeast Louisiana, a well-designed drainage system is a priority. Without a proper drainage solution in place water may collect to weaken structures and drown expensive plants, turning parts of your yard into a continually wet swamp. Let our expert drainage professionals at GroundHOG help resolve your yard’s drainage problems.
With a short visit one of our specialists can evaluate the drainage needs of your property. You may need to add a few deep rooting plants to secure the ground from run off, add a terrace, or a French drain, perhaps divert water through a culvert, or possibly another solution would better fit your drainage problem and budget. GroundHOG can turn your drainage problem into an attractive landscape feature that enhances your landscape. As an example, a ditch or swale can be landscaped to look like creek beds or small meadows. Often landscape swales are lined with river rock and can look good even when dry.
Before installing your new drainage solution, you need to take into consideration any changes you want to make to your yard’s landscape. If you’re planning on re-sodding or changing any other areas in your yard, the changes should be made before your new drainage system is installed. This is to prevent any water flow changes after the drainage system is done.
When your property undergoes changes in landscape and design, often the yard grades, contours, swales and other important drainage features will change as well. It is extremely important to the structure of your home and other elements on your property that all drainage and water flow is appropriately addressed and thoroughly planned to ensure that everything drains correctly and safely.
There are many types of drainage systems and not all drainage problems can be handled by using only one type. It all depends on the specific problem your yard has and what your over all goals are. Here is a short list of some solutions:
- Area and Surface Yard Drains
- Berm and Swale Drainage Installation
- Catch Basin
- Corrective Lawn Grading and Leveling
- Dry Creek Bed Drainage Channels
- French Drain
- Gutter and Downspouts Tied into Drains
- Patio and Driveway Channel Drains
- Rain Garden Design and Installation
- Retaining Wall
- Sump Pump System Installation
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