The historic town of Annapolis sits close to the edge of the coastal waters. It receives medium to heavy rainfall, with a lot of it pooling in low areas. If this is the case, Team Paradise is to the rescue. We provide expert drainage and irrigation solutions in Annapolis, MD, and surrounding areas. In fact, our Annapolis drainage and irrigation solutions focus on some of the most common standing water and pooling water problems that residential and commercial properties experience here in Anne Arundel County.
The following examples are just some of the many yard drainage and irrigations solutions that Team Paradise provides.
Landscape drainage differs from our other service, hardscaping. Both can help you remove excess water from your property, but actual drainage solutions address the problem by removing the water in multiple ways. You may decide that you need more than just one type of yard drainage, depending on how the water collects and stays in different areas of your yard.
Properties close to a road and far from the city’s main sewer lines can benefit from drainage ditches. These are generally constructed by grading and sloping your yard downward toward the street while excavating three- or four-foot deep trenches on either side of your driveway. A culvert pipe may be used to keep the overflow of higher water accumulation from coming up onto the driveway. Sometimes a drainage pipe is connected to the culvert underneath the road so that water can flow down into the ground.
Think of channel drains like the eavestroughs on your house. Water flows into the channels and runs along until it can empty somewhere else. These are not to be confused with French drains, which are a different product altogether. Channel drains are also called trench drains because you dig a trench to collect the pooling water and move water into the trenched area.
Channels are dug into the soil. The yard is graded so that the water rolls down into the metal or plastic channel placed into the soil channel to collect the water. Then it all rolls through this channel to a location that disperses the water from your yard.
Property owners love French drains for yard drainage because you don’t see these drains after the soil covers them and landscaping is done around them.
Like trench drains, a channel a few inches wide and several inches deep is dug into the ground. A perforated pipe is placed in the bottom. A filtering mechanism goes over the top of the tube to prevent soil and rocks from getting into the line. Then you add a layer of gravel over top of that before the soil is replaced to make a nice yard.
As water seeps through this mostly invisible drain, it sinks down through the gravel, down through the filter, and into the perforated pipe. The water collects here, and either is released into the soil underneath or allowed to flow through the pipe and out into the street or into city sewer systems. Our team of drain experts can discuss with you how your location and drainage needs affect the way in which your French drain will flow and empty.
If you live within the city limits of Annapolis and your home or commercial property is connected to city sewer lines, you can opt for yard drains. These are underground pipes that feed into the local sewers or empty into the bay or ocean via a concrete and metal drain. The drain opening is placed into the most troublesome pooling and standing water spots. Grates cover the round drain holes so that no one can get stuck or lose a pet down the drain.
Draining to Irrigation
Eco-minded people love yard drainage solutions over-irrigation solutions. Drainage solutions move it into a system of pipes and spray heads for recycling. This type of system is great if you live in an area that has droughts. Irrigation systems have to be custom-designed to fit your property. They are a great solution but can be a little more expensive and trickier.
A significant cause of pooling water is downspouts. Usually, this is due to the downspouts not extending long enough past your property. Adding longer downspouts resolves this problem. Drain spouts also irrigate the landscape by collecting water.
Retaining walls are a nice segue into hardscaping as a form of drainage control. These walls prevent water from collecting and pooling, pushing the water away from areas where it might ordinarily pool. We build all types of retaining walls in Annapolis.
Annapolis hardscaping contractors like Paradise Landscape and Hardscape, LLC, know how to use stone and brick structures to keep water away. Team Paradise constructs patios, retaining walls, and other stone and brick structures that not only deal with your water problems but also serve different functions and look beautiful. Our team of hardscape design professionals can assess the water problems in your yard and then look at ways in which hardscape design can solve two problems with a single, functional, aesthetically pleasing solution.
Hardscapes increase your home value because people love patios and built-in walls to protect their homes and yards. Check out all the examples of Annapolis hardscaping just by taking a walk around town or in your neighborhood. Most likely you’ll see a little of our yard drainage and irrigation solutions projects. The prettier, neater, and drier the yard, the more home value your property will have.
Contact Us Today for Your Drainage and Irrigating Solutions
We would love to hear from you! Our experienced and dedicated team of expert landscapers can handle any size job. We will provide recommendations and an estimate for cost-effective yard drainage solutions. The best time to call us out is just after a storm. As a result, we can see where water is pooling on your property. Then we can provide the best solution possible