Drainage

Many property owners regularly experience poor drainage. More than just a nuisance, drainage problems can be devastating, resulting in costly repairs to your property. Particularly for residents of Tulsa and surrounding areas, good drainage in the landscape is an important element to consider. Too much water in landscape areas can kill sensitive plants, like expensive evergreens, and can cause numerous plant diseases. Additionally, heavy rains can damage more than landscape, particularly if drainage is an issue for your home.

Drainage Problems

Poor drainage is often the result of improper grading or a landscaping deficiency. The terrain is such that water does not naturally flow and infiltrate the soil. Once the ground is saturated, excess water naturally ponds in areas of lower elevation, making your yard a muddy mess. Over time, this can result in:

 

Structural damage

  • Soil erosion
  • Plant and turf damage
  • Fungus, mold and mildew
  • Mosquito infestation

There are a number of leading indicators to help identify a drainage problem around your property:

  • Personal observations
  • Standing water 24 hours after a hard rain or irrigation
  • Yellowing plant life
  • Water debris such as leaves, pine straw, trash, etc.
  • Mud or silt deposits on walkways and other flat hardscapes
  • Damp or wet crawl spaces

 

Drainage Solutions

Proper drainage is the foundation of any landscape. Our experienced professionals will work to understand the underlying cause of your drainage issue and redirect the water away from the problem areas. Depending on the severity and unique conditions of your drainage problem, we may recommend the following solutions:

  • Downspout Piping & Drainage
  • French Drains
  • Dry Wells
  • Catch Basins & Channel Drains
  • Grading/Swales
  • Top Soil Placement