We all want a beautiful yard that is inviting, enjoyable, and of course, easy to maintain. Standing water can cause serious and expensive damage to your yard, flowerbeds and landscaping as well as excessive mosquitos.

Poor drainage can damage your home’s foundation, kill your plants, and turn a beautiful lawn into a muddy mess. Just as you need a foundation to build a house on, good drainage is the foundation of your landscape. It’s one of the first issues we tackle when planning a new yard and garden.

The best time to see how well your yard drains is right after a heavy rain. If you find pooling water, a soggy lawn, or drenched and washed out beds, then you probably are in a need of better drainage.

We offer different types of Drainage:

Natural grade. We come to your home, check the elevation from the back yard down to the street to determine any high spots which may be eliminated and any low areas which should have backfill added.

Channel Drain. Channel drains are ideal for keeping patio runoff from flooding door ways, garage foundations and nearby landscaping. Installed into the concrete channel, drains guide water away from the house and into a pipe which is below the concrete level, and out to the street. Channel drains are also recommended for pool owners to channel chlorinated water off the lawn, and away from the house foundation.

Catch Basins. Yards which have no way to drain naturally but still have adequate elevation from the low areas to the street will utilize this method. We will install catch basins in the low areas that channel the water to a 4” to 6” PVC pipe which will run out to the street. For best results, the pipe should run under the public walk and out through the curb. If your home has gutters, they should also be tied into the mainline running out to the street.

Sump Pump. This method is used for those problem yards. Some homes have yards (usually the backyard) with areas that have lower elevation that the street. If filling the area is not an option, then a sump pump can be installed. A catch basin is installed normally having an approximate diameter of 2.5 to 3 feet which has a pump with a float. When the water level rises, the float will activate the pump which will pump the water out to a drainage ditch or the street.

Aquatec has been helping customers, like you, with excessive water and drainage issues since 1997. We have the experience, knowledge, and equipment to take the proper course of action, and efficiently eradicate your water drainage problems.

So if you are tired of stagnant water, excessive mosquitos, muddy yards and beds, please give us a call. We would love to hear from you.