Drainage Problems Solved

Drainage problems are one of the top issues for Minneapolis St Paul homeowners. Whether you are looking for stormwater management solutions or simply want to keep the water away from the house, the following options should be included in a landscape design:

  • Proper drainage is key in preventing erosion, overly-wet spots in the yard, and damp basements. There are a number of ways to solve the problem:
  • Grading. It’s important to start with a slope (or grade) directing water around or away from the house.
  • Gutters/Downspouts/Drain tile are essential. This drainage combination will direct water to a creek bed or rain garden. They are the next line of defense after grading.
  • Channel Drains for Patios, Pool Decks, and Driveways. These prevent water from puddling on hardscape surfaces.
  • Dry Creek Beds. Decorative, planted or a colorful statement of landscaping, dry creek beds serve a purpose and are not dry all the time. Basically a gully, they come in all shapes and sizes and carry stormwater in-between homes, around a house, to a garden, or to another body of water.

Don’t Wait.....Soggy spots in the yard, a wet basement, or erosion all indicate a drainage problem. Contact a landscape designer to assess the problem and present a solution.

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