Drainage Problems

Fixing land drainage problems is a Daniel Dean specialty.

Whether it’s a subdivision around your house, driveway, barn or pasture. We can fix it.

It is always important to consider which way the water flows on your property, and what options you have to work with. Every situation is different. Daniel Dean has the experience to provide a lasting drainage solution.

poor dranage conditionsPoor drainage conditions can leave your home vulnerable to a number of serious health, safety and financial concerns.

Most of the time the placement of a house is limited to a particular location on the property—usually at the center of the property and anywhere from 100–200 feet from the frontage (depending upon the size of the tract). The topography of your property doesn’t always work in harmony with the location of your home, and often the placement of your home will interfer with the natural water flow through your property, especially with when the site pad is developed.

Driveways often act like a dam and restrict the flow of water because it is typically much longer than the depth or width of a house. A culvert under the driveway may be necessary, or the driveway may need to be designed to be a low water crossing.

It is ideal to plan for land drainage problems prior to construction, but Daniel Dean can also reconfigure drainage for existing properties—big or small. Creating property swales and getting your property to drain properly is a specialty at Daniel Dean.

Case Study 1: Pooling Water

drainage before ditchBefore: Water outfalled from the culvert and washed out all the soil and created a 5-foot hole
drainage during contstructionDuring: The water and mud was extracted and backfilled with compacted soil. Daniel Dean excavated the entire length of the ditch to a consistent depth. This particular ditch only had a 2-3 inch drop over a span of 310 feet. Sod with staples was installed to keep the sod in place.
drainage after erosion blanketAfter: Then we placed an erosion control blanket to help hold the sod in place during heavy rains, which could wash the sod down to the end of the ditch.

Case Study 2: Erosion at Culverts

drainage before reconstructionBefore: Water run-off from the road eroded the soil away from the retainer wall. Someone attempted to fix it with stabilized sand, but did not redirect the water flow.
drainage during reconstructionDuring: Daniel Dean removed the stabilized sand and loose soil.
drainage after reconstructionAfter: Daniel Dean imported soil to direct the water away from the retainer wall and into a channel. Sod was installed to prevent errosion. With pushing the water away from the retainer wall, it became a permanent fix.