Too much water is deadly to many plants and makes a mess where people need to traverse. Fortunately there are several new products to ease the hassle of excess water. Often drainage can be tied in with water features and rain water harvesting systems.
Let Nature Work
The best mechanical systems work with nature not against her.
Water seeks its own level; a good drainage system allows that to happen so that damage, mess, and aesthetics are not hindered. To get a handle on an excess water situation, the job is to give water somewhere else to go.
Use Drainage Technology
Because the principals of drainage are simple, many think doing things the way they were 75 years ago is still acceptable. Nope. Good drainage has to do the job, be affordable, and last a long time. Recent innovations make your job much easier.
No gravel is needed! Installation time is reduced by up to 75% and it has a 30% higher flow rate.
EZ-Flo will also last as much as twice as long compared to traditional gravel packed French drains. Reduced flow due to silting is the killer of all sub-surface drainage, EZ-Flo will fight silting much longer. Click here to learn more
Pop-Up Emitters– Catch water at the downspouts, run tubing to a suitable area, install a pop-up emitter. In use the emitter rises to allow water to exit the tubing. When not in use, the emitter pops down so it can be mowed over and does not impede foot traffic. Click here to learn more
Flo-Well– A collection chamber to temporarily collect and hold drainage water and allow leaching. An easy and more effective alternative to traditional dry wells. You can even install a sump pump in it! Holds more water and will last longer than graveled pits. Click here to learn more
Channel Kits– Each kit includes almost all parts that would ever be necessary. Greatly simplifies a channel drain installation. Click here to learn more.