It is very important for you to have a proper landscape drainage system in place. If there’s no proper drainage, you’ll face problems like flooding in the basement, swamp-like soil in your lawn, plants dying because of too much water, etc. Good landscape architects usually pay a great deal of attention to establishing proper drainage systems in your backyards and lawns.
We at Green Thumb Industries LLC pay very keen attention to draining when we design and install landscapes. Our clients in Greenville as well as Parker, Gantt, Berea, Wade Hampton and Mauldin have installed better, more efficient drainage systems in place. Some have installed permeable pavers to replenish ground water as well.
Some of our clients in Taylors, Greer, Simpsonville, Easley and Spartanburg have experienced problems in the past because of flat terrain. It is necessary to develop drainage systems by keeping the terrain in mind.
Things to Consider in DrainageA good water drainage system can keep flooding and similar problems at bay. However, drainage systems need to be planned carefully and installed correctly for them to be efficient. Moreover, drainage systems need to last for a very long time because replacing them can be a big hassle.
- Excess Water - One of the first things you need to consider when implementing a drainage system is the where to dump excess water and how. During rains, excessive amount of water falls to the ground near buildings and structures. This water isn’t dispersed evenly by the rain, but collected by the obstacle and emptied in a single area. Now, if your land has a slope that takes water away from your home, you won’t experience many problems. In this case, water is directly away from the foundation.
- Placement - You need to plan the placement of your drainage system. This can be done after thoroughly examining your landscape. Our experts plan the system by spotting the major catchment areas, studying the terrain to see where the ground is even and flat and where there’s slope or depression. We usually design your drainage system to gather water from high, flat areas and depressions & use the areas with slope for gutters.
- Drain Inlets - You need to direct the water from the ground to the gutter. Using the natural slope of the ground and placing the gutter at the base isn’t always an option. In such cases, drain inlets are used to collect the water, which can then be transported to the gutters.
- Drainage Pipes - These are generally installed a few inches under the ground and connect inlets to the gutters. Some pipes are designed to take water directly from the soil and transport them elsewhere. Drainage pipes usually come in different sizes so you can pick pipes according to your landscape needs.
- Problem Areas - It’s important to identify problem areas when you consider drainage systems. If you’re using non-permeable materials in your hardscaping, drainage for water that flows off the surface needs to be installed. We usually design drainage solutions on a customized basis, since every landscape is slightly different from the other.