There are several types of drain systems that are designed to meet specific property needs. The most common systems for yard drainage include:
1. French Drain System
French Drains create a channel that allows water to easily flow through a gravel-filled path by directing the water through a perforated pipe beneath the rock. This directs water away from the property without dispensing water into the law.
French Drains are best for getting rid of surface water, or remedying soggy and saturated lawns. They’re also beneficial for keeping water out of basements, and are commonly built to leverage hill-side retaining walls.
2. Dry Well System
A dry well system is a new and environmentally-friendly solution that acts as an inexpensive alternative French Drains.
By discharging collected rain water, a dry well acts as a downspout that directs water away from the property, and eventually places the water back into the water table.
3. Corrective Grading or Grassy Swale
A grassy swale is a graded piece of land that is designed to disperse water evenly throughout the property, or direct it to a bog or drain.
This type of drain system is ideal for an easily manageable and low-cost drain solution.
4. Bog Area in Landscape
Plants can also act as a natural drainage system by absorbing small amounts of excess water. Each region has many differing plants that adapt well to environments with excess water.
This natural solution is often a great first-step to solving minor puddling and satur