Drainage Solutions for Fort Worth Yards
Drainage System Installation in Fort Worth
There is plenty of rain living in Fort Worth, and if your yard has a low point, you’re going to collect water and runoff. That can be devastating to your yard, so it’s best to have a drainage solution available. With a good drain, flooding can be avoided, and you don’t end up with a marsh where you would prefer to have a lawn.
At Clearfork Lawn Care, we install some of the most popular drainage systems in the area. You can take a look at each to see what it offers.
French drains are fairly common in this part of Texas. They go great in gravel patches and allow hidden pipes to redirect water wherever you need it to go. It will prevent ponds from forming in low points in the lawn.
French drains are popular because they are fairly easy and reliable, and they don’t require aesthetic overhauls across the yard. You can install them at just about any low point, as long as there is space to run a pipe for drainage. The presence of rocks or pebbles only helps to support the function of the drain. If you’re looking for something unobtrusive and effective, a French drain might be the best option for you.
A curtain drain is a more natural alternative to a French drain. Where the latter drain uses buried pipes, a curtain drain simplifies the process with an underground trench. Ultimately, the functions are similar, but curtain drains offer a few advantages.
First, curtain drains have an entirely natural look. The trench is covered with rocks or pebbles, so there is no ugly drain anywhere. Curtain drains are also able to handle more runoff than the average French drain. The drawback is that the underground trenches don’t work in all locations. You need accessible low ground to receive the runoff from the drain.
Are similar to curtain drains in function, but they make some key distinctions. First, a trench drain is not hidden. It is visible, and instead of running the trench underground, the trench drain can be seen through the length of its run. Typically, it will be covered by a grate to reduce debris from filling the trench and reducing any maintenance needed to keep the drain functioning.
Trench drains are popular on walkways and other paved regions of a lawn. They are easy to install in the midst of tiles or pavers. They can be placed around concrete or stone with a little more work and effort. Trench drains are ideal when you can’t simply dig a hole and run a pipe through it, and when you match the grate to the style of pavers in the yard, a trench drain can be a quality aesthetic element.
Drains are great when your yard isn’t the low point where you live. If you have a low point with nowhere to drain it, you need a pump to remove the water. There is no other way. A sump pump is the standard tool used to accomplish this.
Sump pumps sit in a basin, and for the sake of your yard, they are hidden. The sump pump will be at the very lowest point, and because we dig a basin for it, all the water will drain straight to the pump. The pump can then push the water through pipes that carry it far enough away that it won’t drain back into the yard. They can empty into storm drains or other existing infrastructure as needed.
A dry well is your other option when you can’t simply dig to lower ground. A dry well serves the same function as a sump pump, but it is entirely passive.
The name comes from the fact that the device is dug in the ground like a well. It is large enough to hold typical runoff without leaving any flooding or ponding at the low point of the lawn. The dry well is filled with rocks or gravel, allowing the feature to stay stable when flooded. The water is then able to be absorbed into the ground over time. As long as you are not on a significant flood plain, a dry well is a great passive solution to ponding that almost never requires any maintenance.
As you can see, there are plenty of drainage options that will protect your yard. Contact the team at Clearfork Lawn Care today. We’ll take a look at your yard and discuss those options with you. We’ll make sure you understand the pros and cons of any choice so you can make an informed decision. Then, we’ll get it installed in your Fort Worth yard. Give us a call today to get a quote.