Archive: Drainage

Proper Retaining Wall Design and Construction

Retaining Wall Design

Proper retaining wall design and construction can help make usable space out of a steep slope, provide a place for landscape plantings and even create a level area for a driveway. With proper retaining wall design, you can build a long-lasting and functional structure that will add value to your home or business. Important considerations in retaining wall design and construction are height and length, suitable base, properly compacted backfill and efficient drainage.

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Five Reasons to Grade Your Lawn

Reasons to Grade Your Lawn

Lawns are an important part of your property. Good lawns improve the appearance and curb appeal of your home. They provide an area to enjoy the outdoors in both the front and back yard, for your family as well as friends and guests. They also act as a watershed for your property, allowing water from impermeable surfaces such as your roof and driveway to be absorbed before they become a problem. However, bad lawns can hurt your home and even cause damage: today we will look at five reasons to grade your lawn.

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Landscaping to Minimize Flooding

Landscaping to Minimalize Flooding

Thousands of dollars are spent by home and business owners each year attempting to repair damages done by flooding, when they could be used proactively. Being prepared before it’s too late is the best way to fight against flood damage. By landscaping to minimalize flooding, a property owner can prevent flood damage and increase the appeal of your home or business. Flooding can also lead to pollution in local water systems, rainwater carrying pesticides and sediment from treated soil to nearby ecosystems and wreak havoc. To avoid flooding of flooding of homes and their yards, as well as preventing damage to businesses and their clients, take a look at options to remove the risk of flooding by landscaping your property.

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The Common Causes of a Persistent Wet Yard

Do you have ground on your property that is always soggy or has standing water, regardless of weather? Today we’re going to talk about possible sources for water on your property that persists for months or are always present. These causes are broken into three major categories: man made, spring, and soil. All three of these issues require different solutions, including excavation, landscaping, and grading.

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Landscaping for Foundation Drainage

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One of the least glamorous things about owning a home is thinking about whether or not your basement and foundation are suffering from leaking. However, it can become a serious issue so it’s important to know if your foundation is prone to leaking. As the saying goes “hell hath no fury like a leaking foundation scorned.” Okay, that’s a stretch, but poor drainage around your home can cause problems like ground water leaking into your basement or structural damage to your foundation. It’s important that you have good surface and subsurface drainage systems which will lead water away from your foundation and your house. A good way to do this is through grading and drains.

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Keys to Driveway Excavation

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Your driveway is the introduction to your house. It’s something you use and look at every day. For these reasons, it’s important to make sure you have a high quality driveway, which is functional, fits the style of your landscaping, and will last for a long time. As you get your driveway excavated and a new one installed, here are some of the important things which will ensure your driveway has the qualities to last a long time.

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