Engineering Is Fundamental
Drainage engineering is fundamental to outdoor design success and, just as you would expect your house to be level, your outdoor space should drain properly. Diagnosing drainage issues begins with a topographical analysis that will reveal existing drainage problems and identify any potential issues that could occur after construction.
This important step takes the guesswork out of determining drainage concerns as trusting your ‘eye’ is never the correct path to resolving a drainage problem. Different surfaces, such as turf, pavers and asphalt, require different degrees of pitch (% of fall) to have proper surface water flow.
Once your site’s drainage issues are determined, there are many ways to address those issues, such as grading, dry stream beds, creeks, flow wells, trench drains and French drains.