Yard Drainage Companies

Yard drainage is a critical aspect of property maintenance, especially in areas like Hartford county where varying weather conditions and diverse elevations can lead to water accumulation. Effective yard drainage solutions not only protect your property from water damage but also contribute to the health of your landscape and the overall aesthetic and usability of your outdoor space. At C&B Property Maintenance we are experts at yard drainage installation. Contact us today for a quote on your project.

What to Look for in a Yard Drainage Contractor

Experience and Expertise: It’s important to look for a company with a history of successful yard drainage projects under its belt. Look for a company with a proven track record. We have taken videos during some of our projects so that prospective customers can see us in action as we tackle drainage issues.

Services Offered: There are many different solutions for resolving drainage issues. So ensure that the company you use has a range of solutions they offer so that they can recommend the best drainage system for your specific issue. At C&B Property Maintenance we offer a range of water drainage solutions, such as French drains, channel drains and even sump pumps.

Customer Reviews and Testimonials: Feedback from past clients can provide valuable insights into a yard drainage contractors work ethic and the quality of their services. You can check out our Google Reviews to see what our customers have to say about our services.

Licensing and Insurance: Proper licensing guarantees that the company meets basic industry standards, while insurance protects you from liability in case of any accidents during the project. At C&B Property Maintenance we are fully licensed and insured.

Cost and Value: While cost is an important factor, it shouldn’t be the sole deciding factor. We’re oftentimes the second or third company that a homeowner calls after having had unsuccessful drainage solutions implemented by less knowledgeable contractors.

Different Types of Solutions for Resolving Yard Drainage Issues

Being an educated consumer about the different drainage systems can help you evaluate yard drainage contractors. The following are some of the types of drain solutions that you can implement.

French Drains

The French drain is designed to redirect surface and groundwater away from specific areas, preventing water accumulation and protecting structures and landscapes from water damage. If you have a water drainage issue then the French drain can be a great solution for redirecting the water. The basic principle behind a French drain is gravity-assisted water redirection. It consists of a slightly sloped trench filled with gravel and a perforated pipe, which allows water to flow through it, away from areas prone to saturation. As water accumulates in the area, it seeps through the gravel and into the pipe. The slope of the trench ensures that water flows through the pipe and is discharged at a safe distance from the problem area. French drains are a very popular solutions used by many drainage contractors. A French drain installation involves the following components:

  • Perforated Pipe: This is the core component of a French drain. The pipe is typically made of PVC or plastic with small holes or slots along its length to allow water to enter.
  • Gravel or Rock: The trench is filled with gravel or rock, which filters out debris and facilitates easy water flow into the pipe.
  • Landscape Fabric: To prevent soil from clogging the gravel, a landscape fabric is often laid beneath and over the gravel layer.

Dry Wells

Dry wells are an increasingly popular solution for managing yard drainage issues. These underground structures are designed to collect and disperse stormwater into the ground, mitigating the risks of water accumulation and runoff. They are essentially a holding tank for excess water, which then percolates gradually into the surrounding soil. It is typically a cylindrical structure, often made of plastic, concrete, or fiberglass, with perforations to allow water to seep out. By directing water away from problematic areas, dry wells prevent soil erosion, flooding, and damage to building foundations.

When it rains, water flows into the dry well, typically through a system of gutters and downspouts or via surface grading. The well temporarily holds the water, which then slowly dissipates into the surrounding soil. This process effectively manages water runoff, particularly in areas with non-porous soil where water cannot easily soak into the ground. The components consist of the following:

  • Well Structure: Made of durable materials like concrete, plastic, or fiberglass.
  • Perforations: Small holes in the well structure allow water to escape into the surrounding soil.
  • Gravel or Rock: Often placed around the dry well to aid in drainage and prevent soil compaction.
  • Filter Fabric: Used to prevent soil from entering the well and clogging it.

Channel Drains

Channel drains, also known as trench drains, offer an effective solution for managing surface water in various landscaping environments. These linear drains are designed to intercept and redirect water flow, preventing water pooling and ensuring proper water drainage in yards, driveways, and patios.

Channel drains consist of a long, narrow trench that spans across the area where water accumulates. The trench is covered with a grate and is connected to a drainage system. As water flows over the surface, it enters the channel drain through the grate, where it is then directed away from the area, usually to a storm drain or a safe runoff area. This method is highly effective in areas with impervious surfaces like concrete or asphalt, where water cannot naturally soak into the ground. A channel drain has the following components.

  • Trench: The trench is the main body of the channel drain, typically made from materials like concrete, plastic, or metal.
  • Grate: The covering over the trench, grates are available in various designs and materials, chosen based on aesthetic preference and load-bearing requirements.
  • Sump Unit: A collection area for debris, reducing the chances of clogs within the system.
  • Piping: Connects the channel drain to the existing drainage system or runoff area.

If you heavy rain causes pooling or standing water on your property then be sure to give C&B Property maintenance a call. We’re one of the top yard drainage contractors in Connecticut and have many years of experience resolving water drainage issues. We are located in Bristol and service much of Connecticut, including West Hartford, Southington and surrounding areas.

We are currently booked through Spring 2024 and are not quoting new work until July 2024.  We are careful to not take on more work than we can handle so that we have success with each customer.  Thank you for understanding.