Drainage in the backyard is something that most people don’t think about until they have a problem. However, ensuring proper drainage is essential to keeping your grass healthy and green year after year. When you are at the planning stage of your new landscape or redesigning an existing one, it’s important to know what you need to consider before building ditches or installing downspouts or other ideal drainage components for your home.
Choose the Right Drainage for Your Backyard
It is very important to choose the right drainage for your backyard. Backyard drainage systems are designed to remove excess water from your yard, ensuring you don’t have any problems with flooding or erosion. There are many different types of backyard drainage systems that can be installed in your yards, such as downspout extensions, concrete gutters, French drains, dry wells and more.
The French drain is a trench dug in the ground that removes water from your property. French drains are particularly useful in wet areas, such as near lakes or ponds, with a high risk of flooding.
Channel drains are built of long-lasting materials like stainless steel and have a very tiny catch. This eliminates the need for drainage grates and may also be used to line walks or follow the lines of existing landscaping elements. This option’s strength and longevity might be highly desirable.
A catch basin is a device that collects and temporarily stores surface runoff from rainstorms and snow melts. Catch basins are located at the bottom of a depression in the ground where the water can be temporarily held until it evaporates or is removed by a drainage system.
We hope that this post has provided you with a better understanding of the different drainage options for your backyard. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help for your ideal drainage needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us.