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Michael's Landscape Design provides expert drainage solutions in South Jersey that keep your property dry, healthy, and free from water-related issues. Whether you're dealing with standing water, soil erosion, or foundation damage, we can help.

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With our knowledge, skills, and years of experience providing drainage solutions for South Jersey customers, we specialize in providing comprehensive drainage services tailored to meet the unique needs and challenges of your landscape.

Our South Jersey Drainage Services

Our South Jersey exterior drainage services encompass a variety of techniques aimed at managing water-related issues on your property. By utilizing a combination of these techniques, we can effectively manage surface water runoff, prevent water-related issues, and protect your South Jersey property from water damage, soil erosion, and foundation problems. We can help determine the most suitable drainage solutions for your specific needs and property conditions.

Here are some of the different types of exterior drainage services we provide for our South Jersey customers:

French Drains

French drains are subsurface drainage systems designed to collect and redirect groundwater away from vulnerable areas of your South Jersey property. They typically consist of perforated pipes buried in trenches filled with gravel or rock. French drains are effective at alleviating soil saturation, preventing basement flooding, and reducing water pressure against foundation walls.

Surface Drains

We use surface drains, also known as catch basins or channel drains, to collect and remove excess water from the surface of your South Jersey property. Surface drains feature grates or openings that allow water to enter the drain system, where it is conveyed through pipes to a suitable discharge point. Surface drains are effective at preventing standing water, reducing erosion, and protecting paved surfaces from water or frost damage.

Downspout Extensions

Downspout extensions are simple yet essential drainage solutions that redirect water from roof gutters away from your South Jersey home's foundation. They attach to the downspouts or your gutters and extend the flow of water several feet away from the building to prevent water infiltration and foundation damage.

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Grading and Regrading

Grading and regrading involve shaping the terrain of your South Jersey property to promote proper water drainage away from structures and vulnerable areas. This may include sloping the soil away from the foundation, creating swales or berms to channel water, and leveling uneven terrain to prevent water pooling.

Swales and Berms

Swales and berms are landscaping features designed to manage surface water runoff and prevent soil erosion. Swales are shallow, vegetated channels that collect and convey water across your South Jersey landscape, while berms are raised mounds of soil that redirect water away from sensitive areas. Both swales and berms help absorb and slow down water flow, reducing the risk of flooding and erosion.

Retention and Detention Ponds

Retention and detention ponds are engineered structures designed to temporarily store and manage stormwater runoff. Retention ponds hold water permanently, allowing it to gradually infiltrate into the soil or evaporate, while detention ponds temporarily detain water during heavy rainfall events before slowly releasing it into the drainage system. These ponds help reduce flood risk, improve water quality, and enhance habitat diversity on your South Jersey property.

Sump Pump Installation

Sump pumps are mechanical devices installed in basements or crawl spaces to remove excess groundwater and prevent flooding. They collect water from drainage systems or groundwater seepage and pump it away from your South Jersey property to a designated discharge point, such as a storm drain or dry well.

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Our South Jersey Drainage Process

Our South Jersey drainage services are performed through a systematic process designed to effectively manage surface water runoff and prevent water-related issues on your property.

The process begins with a comprehensive site assessment, where we evaluate the topography, soil type, existing drainage infrastructure, and water flow patterns on your South Jersey property to identify areas prone to water buildup, erosion, or flooding.

Then we develop a customized drainage plan tailored to your South Jersey property's specific needs and challenges.

The next step involves site preparation, such as digging trenches, creating channels, and preparing the soil.

Then we begin the installation of your drainage system.

After your drainage system has been installed, we conduct thorough testing to ensure that it effectively manages water flow and prevents water buildup.

Finally, the site is cleaned up, and any debris or excess materials are removed.

Landscaping features such as grass, plants, and hardscaping elements may be restored or enhanced to blend seamlessly with the newly installed drainage system, ensuring a visually appealing and functional outdoor space for your South Jersey home.

Contact Us for South Jersey Drainage Services

Whether you're dealing with standing water, erosion, or foundation damage, you can trust us to deliver expert drainage solutions at your South Jersey home. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a drier, healthier, and more resilient landscape. Call us at 609-953-7717, or email us, to find out more about our South Jersey exterior drainage solutions.