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Drainage Solutions

All of our landscapes need rain, and yet the rain often creates as many problems as it solves. Poor drainage can lead to property damage and unusable land. ACME Restoration will show you drainage solutions to drain the water away from your residence; for instance, by using French drains. Or in some cases, site grading or burying downspouts will be involved in the drainage solution.

Installing French Drains to Correct Excessive Wetness

Is the space you've allotted for gardening overly saturated with water? Worse yet, is excessive moisture threatening the integrity of your house foundation? You need to improve yard drainage. One of the options available to you is installing a French drain. Here's how. What are French drains and when are they useful? When some people speak of a “French drain,” they refer to a trench in which a drain pipe is laid, but the traditional French drain is basically a trench filled with gravel.

How ACME Restoration solves this problem:

We use either PVC sewer and drain pipe or corrugated pipe . In some selected parts of the United States of America found that about 60% homes (excluding apartments) face a genuine problem of water accumulation and water clogging.. The drainage solutions for your backyard is not some elaborate construction but are simple step measures that you can easily implement to divert water to some other place than letting it remain in your yard.

Identification of the Source of Water:

The identification is a solution in itself because once we find the source of water, it is quite easy to implement other drainage solutions. Backyards are often plagued by water running off the roof or broken pipelines.

Find a Place for the Excess Water to go:

The next part of the solution must be finding an appropriate place where you can easily dispose off the excess water. The best place to dispose off the excess water, is the garden. However if the garden sounds unfavorable for you, we can also find a location lower than the level of your house. This water can also be redirected to a dry well.



The dry well is nothing but a big ditch in the ground. The sides of the dry well are surrounded by a simple concrete and brick wall, and the bottom is left open for the water to percolate. You can divert the water from your roof into the dry well. The advantage of a dry well is that you do not need a pump or any moving mechanism to divert the water. The water from the dry well percolates on it's own into the ground. The drawback of the dry well is that you need to keep it clean as waste in the form of leaves; twigs and branches would hinder water percolation. It is also important that you keep the piping of the dry well clean and replace it when necessary.

If your neighbor’s land stands at a higher elevation than yours, you may be experiencing problems with excessive moisture on your property. Water from your neighbor’s property may be running down the slope and spilling onto your property. You need better yard drainage. One option is to install French drains and buried downspouts.

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