Lawn & Landscape Drainage
Yard Drainage Services in McKinney and North Dallas
Surface and Subsurface Landscape and Hardscape Drainage
You need an effective system for removing stormwater and draining water before it can cause further damage. We are experts at all kinds of yard drainage systems that can move water from
Water Drains For Every Landscape and Situation
At CGreens we can customize water drainage systems to fit your landscape. We offer systems for surface water drainage, subsurface water drainage, and water retention or holding containers.
Our Products Include Grates and Drain Water Catch Basins
Our grate can catch water and our filter systems can minimize the quantity of debris entering the system.
We are the experts at lawn & landscape drainage and drainage repair. Whether it’s a French Drain, Surface Drain, Catch Basin, Sump Pump, re-grading for proper slope or sealing a foundation wall, our team has the training and experience to deal with any drainage problem. A foundation engineer may be the unbiased professional that you need. CGreens has worked with many engineers since 1980 and will be your guide for a strong voice & properly graded yard and foundation. We love the beauty and enjoyment from trees and shade. Large plants and trees will draw moisture from where they can – if they are too close to your foundation, they will pull moisture away and cause the soil to shrink. Installing a root barrier properly will prevent this from happening and ensure the health of your home as well as the trees and plants.
Surface & French Drains
Surface Drains are a catch basin with a grate over the top of them at ground level that allows surface water to flow into them and into a solid pipe that runs to a lower area to discharge, like the street or storm drains.
French Drains are used to collect sub-surface water, not surface water! French Drains are a trench in the ground, lined with a GeoTech cloth that allows water but not soil to penetrate. A solid PVC pipe that has holes is placed at 5 & 7 O’Clock positions, then the trench is filled with gravel and the cloth is folded over at ground level. This creates a barrier to stop water and a protection and a sponge to draw water away from an area that needs to be kept dry. When a French Drain is installed to prevent water from penetrating under a pier and beam foundation, the drain needs to be at least 6 inches below the perimeter beam.
Special note* CGreens uses only SDR 35 solid, smooth bore PVC pipe. It is the same thickness as Schedule 40 pipe but is not used for pressure. Heck, you can just about drive over it! We do NOT use the black, flexible ADS rolls of pipe as it will crush very easy even when back filling the trench!
Sump Pumps and Pits are utilized in situations where there is not enough slope to discharge to a Surface Drain. Also, French Drains are typically deeper, and will need a pump to discharge water up and out to an area away from the collection points.
The pumps that we install are commercial grade and can pump debris up to 1 ½” in diameter. We install check valves, unions and alarms when necessary.
There are a variety of ways to hold soil and keep it from washing away. A retaining wall is an option that would be appropriate. There are many types of materials to use for the wall, from railroad ties, landscape timbers, concrete stones that look fairly natural to many types and colors of native stone, which would be a beautiful addition to a landscape.
Of course plant material such as ground cover or grass is great as an erosion control mechanism if you have the correct amount of sun and water. You may have a temporary need during construction that we can help with by utilizing special cloths designed specifically for erosion control.