Expert Drainage Service
Drainage is one of the most important issues in site management. Poor drainage can destroy buildings and create almost unimaginably expensive problems. Drainage is the usual suspect for serious issues and a critical issue for proper site maintenance and management. We’re your local drainage experts. We know the local issues and the best solutions. Landwork Contractors Inc. provides a comprehensive drainage management service, including construction of drainage works to protect properties from drainage risks.
Our services include:
- Site evaluation for drainage management – We systematically inspect the site for drainage issues, risks and possible off site drainage issues impacting the property.
- We consider soil issues, topography, exposure to water table risk, and similar factors in our inspection.
- We evaluate and cost drainage solutions options – we are very familiar with site drainage problems and the best practice fixes for these problems.
Drainage solutions that Landwork Contractors, Inc. Offers:
- French Drains
- Gravel Drains
- Trench Drains
- Catch Basins
- Gutter Leader Drains
- Curb Drains
- Lawn Drains
Drainage problem symptoms
There are some easy ways to spot drainage issues by simply inspecting the site:
- New cracks in building faces and concrete –Around 90% of the time, drainage is the first, most dangerous, and potentially most expensive suspect.
- Separations between structures and lawns or other features –If a gap appears where there wasn’t a gap before, something is obviously causing that gap. If you see a new gap under your building, check it out immediately.
- Green patches on driveways, paths and elsewhere –Green algae thrive in moist conditions. These algae are quite common, and on some surfaces harmless, but they need water. If you’re suddenly seeing green algae in new places, water is getting in. Heavy rain is one excuse, but if it’s persistent and doesn’t go away, the algae are getting water from somewhere else. Drainage can fix this difficult issue.
- Rising damp –Rising damp spots need to be stopped the minute it starts. Letting this problem continue can cause big issues for your lawn or your home. This incredible nuisance of an issue is caused by drainage, sometimes by bad drains.
You need to be able to recognize the symptoms of drainage issues ASAP, to prevent serious problems:
- Runoff– Runoff is usually dictated by natural land formations. When buildings are constructed, those land formations may change, affecting site drainage. Runoff from adjoining sites may affect each other’s drainage, sometimes quite drastically.
- Water tables– On low lying land, the water table (a permanent bed of water under the soil) is close to the premises. Rising water tables can permeate the soil causing erosion, soil movement and in some cases sudden subsidence. Make yourself familiar with these natural site issues.
- Aquifers –Aquifers are natural areas of water that flow through rock. It’s important to recognize their presence and make appropriate allowance for drainage of their waters through sites.
- Sandy soil – Sandy soils may have several drainage issues. Typically, strong water flow cuts these soils to pieces, and may dislodge critical support soils, creating a domino effect.
- Clay –Large clay formations may be quite stable and safe, but heavy rains can cause massive soil movement. Good drainage in these cases is essential to structural safety.
- Impacted soils – Impacted soils can become hard as rock, literally. They not only make your lawns bald and prevent root growth. They may divert water to more absorbent adjoining areas of the site, saturating these soils and causing surface water and in many cases soil movements. These soils may also cause diversion of water close to buildings.
- Slopes-The presence of a slope obviously affects water flow, but the immediate effects can be a California like cascade of landslides and slippage, if the soil is poor or sandy. Good drainage and retaining walls are the best practice solutions.
The good news – We can help!
If you’d like some help with drainage issues, or some expert advice on site problems, just call us at (914) 479-2537. We’re happy to help. Alternatively, contact us online via form, and we’ll get in touch with you ASAP.
Our service areasWe provide services throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties:
Westchester CountyArmonkBedfordBriarcliff ManorChappaquaCortlandt ManorCroton-On-HudsonJefferson ValleyMount KiscoPeekskillScarsdaleSomersYorktown HeightsPleasantvilleRyeThornwood