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Drainage & Erosion Solutions

french drain

French drains, curb drains, edge drains, channel drains, yard drains, downspout drains, drain boxes, and dry river beds are just some of the solutions we offer to drainage or erosion problems. We offer both simple and comprehensive drainage systems. Does your yard stay swampy or have standing water for days after a rain? Does rain water get in your basement, crawl space or garage? Let us get the water away from your house. The high clay content in our soil often results in poor drainage, especially if your property has low spots. Let us help-we can make the mud go away.

We can install a drainage system to correct your drainage or erosion problem and correct boggy or swampy problem areas with french drains or yard drains. These systems act as a sponge to soak up ground and surface water. If a wet foundation or leaky basement is the problem, we can help. Some water problems in your basement can be caused by faulty or clogged underground downspout drains. Capturing gutter and downspout water then piping it to a safe location will reduce basement leaks and other foundation issues. We also address erosion problems as part of the total solution by stopping water from washing away sod and soil. Installing yard drains and drain boxes will capture water before it destroys your yard.

downspout drain line
lawn and rocks

If the problem area is too shady to grow grass or too steep to mow, A dry stream bed, dry creek bed, dry river bed can be an attractive solution. When the rain isn’t falling, the dry creek bed can double as rock garden with an attractive selection of hearty plants. A dry creek beds cost depends on its size, the size or the rock and boulders used and how many plants line its banks. Chances are, if you have a drainage or erosion problem of any kind, we have corrected similar problems for other customers.

combining gravel pit french drains and downspout drains into one pipe will work if gravel pit is higher than downspout pipe

We start with determining the source of the water, then decide the best way to capture and redirect or remove it to a better location. Comprehensive drainage systems that carry water away from your home through french drains, downspout or gutter drains and drain boxes should be the second step in correcting drainage. Shaping the soil correctly to redirect the water away from problem areas should always be considered first. Moving water underground can create as many problems as it solves if it’s done incorrectly. We can suggest a one step at a time solution or a comprehensive all at once approach to meet your budget. We will listen to your needs and offer a solution that fits your specific situation. We use the best materials and practices for the job at hand to insure the solution we provide will be permanent. Contact us today!

Never tie a foundation drain and a downspout drain together. It can force rain water directly into the drain system at the foundation and cause severe leaks into the basement or crawl space. This black ribbed and flexible pipe known as corrugated should only be used as a temporary drain pipe. They become clogged quickly in a permanent installation.

clogged pipe

The following illustration can help you become familiar with the various types of drains, boxes and emitters.

Yard Drainage

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Our Clients Testimonials

Wow!! Just wow!! These guys are top notch! Burt and his crew are amazing, not only did they reply in a very timely manner, but they also were sensitive to my financial restrictions. From start to finish the job was done in a flash and also with beautiful attention to detail! I would recommend Burt with Landscape Innovations to any and everyone!
Blaze C.
If you want expertise, experience and long-term return on investment of any landscaping, drainage and/or outdoor living project, Burt Young and Landscape Innovations is the only quality resource to consider. Burt has my highest recommendation and sincerest gratitude for the value proposition his company provides. Looking forward to the next project with this company.
Nic G.
Burt built a beautiful paver patio w/sitting wall and a fire pit ring in our backyard. It has transformed the yard into a gathering space that we will enjoy for years to come. We look forward to finishing up with Burt in the spring with Phase 2 -- new sod!
Michelle H.
Burt and his team did a great job for me on a fairly large job of grading, new sod and a retaining wall. I am very pleased with the outcome of the project and would highly recommend him for any landscaping projects small or large. He takes pride in his work and works hard to meet his customers expectations. I will be using him again for a smaller job in the next few weeks.
Lane P.
Burt just finished putting in a large retaining wall for me. The work was done perfect and I love the end product. What I value the most was his insight and advice. He could have just built what I told him, but instead he advised me to make adjustments. His suggestions were an improvement and actually cost less than what I asked for. Its refreshing when someone gives you advice that will save you money when he could have pocketed the extra profit! Love working with him.
Alicia A.
Burt is very knowledgeable in his field and has a great eye for design. He is honest and fair with his prices. He is also direct and to the point in his proposals and with working with his clients and their needs. Whether you want drainage issues fixed, a yard makeover or a wonderful backyard oasis, Landscape Innovations will give you the most for your money.
Kim B.