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Many homes have driveways that slope towards the garage. During rainstorms, water can flow onto your property from several sources including roofs, hillsides, and your neighbor’s yard. Since concrete is impermeable, when water reaches your driveway it is no longer absorbed into the ground and often flows into your garage, or worse, your home.
Low spots in your yard can easily turn into “water reservoirs” and cause serious drainage problems. Once the low area becomes saturated with water, a muddy puddle begins to form, potentially attracting mosquitoes and other insects and causing your grass to die.
The unsightly muddy area detracts from the surrounding landscape and makes that portion of your yard unusable. Unless the wet area is near your home, walkway, or driveway, it is unlikely to cause immediate physical damage to your property. However, this wet spot can grow and eventually cause serious property damage if not properly addressed.
When protecting the value and usability of your property from water damage your goal is to capture excess water, move it away from the problem area and then disperse or store it in a safe manner.
If you do not immediately address water drainage issues you expose yourself to property damage, reduced functionality of your yard, health issues and “surprise” repair costs later.
A drainage problem is a serious problem that requires the right solution.
The Wrong Solution, the “Quick & Dirty” Solution: Many homeowners believe they can solve their drainage problems by simply moving dirt (grading) or digging shallow trenches. These temporary fixes do not effectively solve the problem and can actually make the problem worse. The majority of homeowners report that they are unhappy with the results of temporary solutions – and end up trying another approach within 12 months.
The Right Solution: A drainage problem is a serious problem that requires the right solution. NDS solutions are easy to install and provide the most effective means to address your specific drainage problem. NDS also provides you with the detailed DIY instructions and support you need to do the job right the first time.
Large capacity to hold high intensity storm runoff. Flo-Well captures and stores standing water in low spots in your yard, allowing the water to slowly percolate back into the ground. Flo-Well easily connects to EZ-Drain to drain larger areas.
Medium capacity to hold moderate intensity storm runoff. Catch basins can be installed to captures standing water and then discharge it either into a storm drain or using a pop-up emitter.
Note Before You Dig:
Prior to installation, have your local utility companies locate and mark the location of existing utilities. Lay out your drainage system and mark the location of trenches and individual parts to be installed with marking paint before digging. Carefully remove grass or plants that are located where the trench will be dug so they can be replanted after installation. Trenches should be dug such that they slope a minimum of 1% away from your house. Place all excavated dirt on a tarp so that it can be used later to backfill.
To speed up installation, a trenching machine can be used to dig all trenches, especially in areas with particularly hard soil. NDS drainage products have been designed to be installed in any soil type. Due to the variety of pipe types and sizes, double check that all pipe connection points are the correct size. Please follow all installation directions included with the individual parts of your drainage system. To create watertight connections between products, apply a bead of waterproof silicone to both parts and connect.