Beavercreek Landscaping has been installing drainage solutions in Beavercreek, Ohio, and the greater Dayton area since 1976. Over the years we have perfected our skills with the help of new technology and better equipment. If you have standing water in your yard from your downspouts to a wet spot from your sump pump we can find a solution.
We can connect a drainage system to all of your downspouts, your sump pump, or install a french drain to solve your water problem. Most of this is accomplished by burying pipe underground to move the water to a new location. Water always runs downhill and we install drains and pipes to move the water away from the problem area.
We can work closely with city engineers to find the best solution for what to do with the water. We can drain the water away from your house or wet spot to another part of the yard that has more slope for the water to flow away from the property. In some cases, we are able to connect the drainage system directly to the storm drains.
First, we would dig a trench for the pipe using an excavator as seen in the picture above. This is a small machine but perfect for jobs with confined spaces or to get through narrow gates. If we have more room to work with, we can use a larger excavator which will get the job done twice as fast, but sometimes the space is minimal. We also have a motorized rotary laser level that has a 360-degree rotating head. It casts a laser in a straight line that is accurate to 1/8" in 100'. This laser allows the excavator operator to dig knowing he has the right amount of slope for the trench to flow downhill. In the trench, we install a solid PVC pipe. It is glued together in 10' sections. Using a solid pipe gives you better control of the fall or grade of the pipe to ensure it always flows downhill in a smooth straight line.
The other option is the excavation of soil to create a channel for water to naturally flow off the property. The opposite of this would be to add a mound of soil and create a berm to keep water from entering the property. All of these options would be based on what is best for your location and the amount of space you have to work with.
When we come to do a drainage job we try to make as little a mess as possible. Depending on the size of the job we do, sometimes we have to get large equipment to get it completed. Since we are a landscape company we are familiar with lawn restoration. We can re-seed or sod the area to make it look like we were never there.
In the picture on the left, you can see we had plenty of space and room to work. Before we dug the trench we cut up the sod. In the picture, you can see the sod rolled up on the left. After we finished installing the pipe the ground was raked level with topsoil and we were able to put the sod we had cut back. When we were done you could hardly tell we had been there. This is not always the case. Sometimes we do have to re-seed the yard. When we do plant grass we use quality topsoil and seed to get your lawn back to normal as soon as possible.
As you can see in the picture on the left we try to make it look like we were never there. We cut up the existing sod and put in our drainage system. When we were all done the existing sod was returned to its original position.
This way the grass matches perfectly and the downspouts flow to the front yard away from the house.
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