What are Drainage Systems?

Drainage Systems are simply the solutions made when standing water is found in your yard or landscape. It is imperative to see to any standing water issues. Pools of water are not only eye sores, but they also can kill your grass and landscaping, be the source of mud tracked into your home and they attract mosquitos and other pests into your yard. Left untreated, standing water will damage the foundation of your house and turn into a costly affair. There are many different methods to help with drainage issues, and our Water Management team can help you find a simple and affordable solution that is also pleasing to the eye. 

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Whats the difference between Corrugated and PVC Pipe?

The majority of lawn drainage issues can be traced back to corrugated pipes. Corrugated pipes are the black, ridged, flexible pipes that a lot of construction companies use because they are cheap. Because of their ridges and flexible nature, these pipes are susceptible to root intrusion, sediment build-up in the ridges, and getting crushed by the weight of landscaping. They also tend to be improperly pitched from installation, causing water to get backed up. We use PVC pipes in all of our projects because they are more durable, crush-resistant, and easily serviceable. We prime and glue every joint on our PVC so that you have solid, water-tight joints, while corrugated pipes usually snap together, not always guaranteeing a water-tight joint. 


What Drainage Systems do we offer?

Don't know what type of drain you need? Don't worry. Our team of experts can guide you through everything and make sure you find what’s right for you. And you can rest easy knowing that we use high-quality materials, from our PVC pipes to our heavy duty geotextile fabric, ensuring that our projects are durable and reliable every time. 

 

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PVC Downspout Drainline

The most commonly used drainline simply moves the water from your roof away from your home. This type of drain line attaches the pipe directly to your downspout and carries the water away from your foundation. 

 

French Drains

French Drains are part of a subsurface drain system that intersects ground water to keep it from going anywhere. We use PVC pipes surrounded by gravel that are then wrapped in filter fabric to keep out mud and other particles. French drains direct water to a drain instead of dispersing water onto the lawn. These are backfilled to about 6 inches from the finished grate, so that the drain itself is not visible.

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Decorative Solutions

At Higher Ground we want our customers to take pride in the choices they make. We offer many different styles and solutions to your drainage problems so that you don't have to compromise the look of your landscape to keep your house safe.

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Catch Basins

Catch Basins are used to collect surface water; they are, in essence, chambers placed underground near areas of standing water that help to drain the water. Water and solid particles enter the top of the basin through a grate. Once the water reaches a certain level it flows through the outlet trap into to piping away from your landscaping. We use a 12'x 12' (or even larger) catch basin made of polyethylene. We can also make custom basins from concrete or brick in different sizes. 

 

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Channel Drains

Also known as trench drains, channel drains use a dominant trough or channel-shaped body that is used to rapidly evacuate surface water. Much like gutters, the channels sit above ground and allow water to be caught and move at a quicker pace away from your home or business. They are normally built parallel to the threshold of a door or garage door to prevent water from entering the home.

 

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Dry Creek Stone Swale

Swales are used for channeling surface water flow, the swale slows down water with a positive drainage pitch, spreads it out, and allows it to sink into your soil. A dry creek stone swale is lined with our geotextile fabric and stapled to the earth using sod staples; then round stones are used to create an aesthetically pleasing solution that mimics the look of a creek bed. The stones disperse the energy of water and slow down the rate of dispersion.