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22 Feb 2019
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Correcting Yard And Foundation Drainage

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Improving the drainage outside your home will yield long-lasting benefits.

Failure to correct inadequate drainage could lead to disastrous consequences ranging from drowned plants to structural damage.

Water is the major cause of structural problems in a home, such as decayed wood, fungus growth, and settling or upheaval of the foundation.

Provide drainage with surface ditches or underground pipes.

Most underground drainage systems consists of continuous lengths of corrugated pipes, flexible polyethylene pipe or 10- and 20-foot sections of poly vinyl chloride (PVC) rigid pipe (recommended) joined by fittings.  Clay tile and bituminous fiber pipe are less common.

Perforated pipe collects subsurface water in the uphill portions of the system.  Solid pipes connect to the perforated pipes and carry water to the discharge point.

Yard Drainage

If natural surface drainage is inadequate, or if the water table is very high, drain low spots with a system of buried pipes.

If the source of the water is a slope, place an underground interceptor line across the base of the slope to collect the water.

Divert the water around and away from the house.  If the water is concentrated in one spot, such as a low area in the yard, install a small catch basin at that point and run a drain line.

To plan a drain line, first determine where you want to discharge the water.  A street gutter, a drainage ditch, and a swell are potential discharge sites. Do not discharge water onto your neighbor’s property.

Lay the drain lines back from the outfall.  If you have only one low spot, one line will do.  Always install a cleanout point in the high end of the system. In most cases, this is achieved with a catch basin. Cleanouts work best with smooth-walled pipe; ribbed pipe may be damaged by cleaning tools.

02 Jan 2019
JB_Irrigation

It’s Not Too Early to Prep for Spring Drainage…Prevent Future Flood Damage

Before preparing your landscape for hibernation this winter, take a look at your lawn and landscape drainage. Installing or repairing the landscape drainage will prevent any potential problems with flooding or excessive water when spring rolls around. Here are four drainage issues to look out for:

Evaluate your yard

First things first, you will need to evaluate your yard. See what shape your drainage system (or lack of) is currently in. Look for low spots or downspouts without proper drainage. Have you had any problems in the past with flooding, poor drainage, standing water, areas that never dry up?

Downspout water

For many residential and commercial sites, the building’s downspout is where most of the water will flow. Without the proper drainage, this could damage the foundation or landscape nearby.

Catch basins will collect any debris that comes down the downspout, preventing any potential clog in the pipe below the landscape’s surface that moves the water away from the site.

Planter area flooding

In flowerbeds or other planter areas, mulch will help keep soil in place and soak up some of the excess water and prevent plants from drowning. If mulch isn’t enough to drain a planter area, you can also install a catch basin with an atrium grate to remove water from the area and catch debris before entering the pipe.

Landscape or hardscape flooding

Rain can cause puddles in landscapes and hardscape areas. To avoid this, install a channel drain or catch basin. Channel drains can be used in hardscape areas to collect water that flows over patios or walkways. While catch basins throughout landscapes will give excess water somewhere to go, preventing soggy damaged lawns.

It may not seem critical to think about drainage now, but preparing ahead of time can help prevent future damage to your landscapes For more information on drainage solutions and drain cleaning, don’t hesitate to call JB Irrigation for a professional evaluation for your property.

16 Oct 2017
houston drain installation

Infographic: Sustainable Houston Stormwater Drainage Solutions

Drainage issues are very common in the Houston area. The aftermath of recent storms has shown exactly where our worst stormwater drainage areas are, and JB Irrigation is here to help remedy common draiange problems that occur at residential or commercial properties.

To learn more about the components of a quality drainage system, view the infographic below that explains some of the steps we can take to correct your drain problems.

houston stormwater drainage service

22 Sep 2017
lawn-drain

VIDEO: How To Fix Drainage Issues In Your Yard

Without the right drainage system, rainwater and landscape runoff can puddle in low spots in your yard, creating a muddy mess that can kill your grass and attract mosquitoes and other pesky insects. If left untreated, this drainage problem has the potential to grow, destroying your lawn and landscaping work and potentially leading to property damage as the water makes it’s way to your home.

Instead of using a properly installed drainage system, many homeowners try quick fixes, such as moving dirt or digging trenches and end up dissatisfied because these approaches are most often ineffective and temporary.

By having JB Irrigation install an NDS drainage system such as Flow Well and EZ Drain can protect water from puddling in low spots in your yard. Flow Well and EZ Drain capture and retain excess surface water before allowing it to naturally percolate into the ground.

With JB Irrigation you can create a lasting drainage solution easily and inexpensively. Start planning your drainage project today.