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Experience the Transformation with Expert Drainage Solutions

Picture a landscape where excess water flows effortlessly away from your home, guided by meticulously designed drainage systems. Imagine the sound of trickling water cascading along a carefully constructed creek bed, providing both practical function and visual delight.

Our expert drainage solutions are designed to rescue your yard from the clutches of despair and breathe new life into every inch of your property. Envision a lawn bursting with vibrant colors, harmoniously embracing nature’s water cycle.

We make your yard a better place with drainage that:

Understanding Drainage Issues

Proper drainage is the foundation of a healthy and thriving landscape. As a homeowner, you’ve likely encountered various drainage issues that can wreak havoc on your property. Let’s take a closer look at four common drainage problems and the negative consequences they can bring:

Picture this: after a heavy rainfall, your yard turns into a temporary pond, with water pooling in unsightly areas. Not only does standing water make your landscape look unattractive, but it also creates a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests. Additionally, prolonged exposure to excess moisture can harm your plants, leading to root rot, yellowing leaves, and even plant death.

Have you ever noticed soil washing away from your garden beds or sloping areas of your yard? This is erosion in action. When water isn’t properly directed, it can strip away precious topsoil, leaving your landscape vulnerable. Erosion can create unsightly gullies, compromise the stability of slopes, and even expose tree roots, leading to their decline. Eroded soil can find its way into storm drains, causing clogs and drainage system issues.

Imagine stepping onto your lawn only to sink into soft, waterlogged soil. Soggy lawns are not only inconvenient but can also damage the grass itself. Excessive moisture prevents proper oxygen circulation, suffocating the roots and promoting the growth of fungal diseases. Your once lush green lawn can quickly transform into a patchy, unhealthy mess.

One of the most severe consequences of poor drainage is basement flooding. When water accumulates around your foundation, it exerts pressure, making its way into basements or crawl spaces. This damages your property and valuable belongings and poses health risks due to mold and mildew growth. Foundation damage can lead to costly repairs and decrease your home’s overall value.

At Land Designs By Colton, we don’t let standing water, erosion, soggy lawns, or basement flooding compromise the beauty and functionality of your property. Contact us to explore effective solutions that will keep your landscape in balance and protect your investment.

Benefits of Installing a French Drain

When it comes to effectively managing yard drainage and addressing pesky drainage problems, installing a French drain can be a game-changer for your landscape. This innovative drainage solution offers a range of benefits that can transform your yard into a well-balanced and functional outdoor space.

A French drain system is specifically designed to efficiently divert water away from your property. By utilizing a perforated pipe surrounded by gravel and covered with filter fabric, a French drain captures excess surface water and redirects it to a designated outlet, such as a dry creek bed or catch basin. This proactive approach prevents water from pooling and causing damage to your home’s foundation or basement floor. By effectively managing surface water, you can avoid the hassle and expense of dealing with a wet basement.

One of the greatest strengths of a French drain is its versatility. Whether you’re dealing with a soggy lawn, standing water in your yard, or erosion issues, a French drain can provide a tailored solution to your specific drainage problem. It can be strategically installed in problem areas along slopes or near downspouts to intercept and redirect water flow. The flexibility of French drains allows them to be integrated seamlessly into various landscape features, such as rain gardens or rain barrels.

Unlike unsightly channel drains or yard drains that can disrupt the visual appeal of your landscape, French drains are designed to be discreet and blend seamlessly into your outdoor space. The installation process typically involves burying the drain beneath a layer of pea gravel or other suitable materials. This provides efficient drainage and ensures that your yard maintains its natural beauty.

A French drain is a reliable, long-term solution to your drainage problems. The combination of a perforated pipe, gravel, and filter fabric creates a durable system that can withstand the test of time. Once installed, a French drain requires minimal maintenance, saving you time and effort in the long run. By effectively managing water flow and preventing issues like erosion and standing water, a French drain helps preserve your landscape’s integrity.

Don’t let drainage problems dampen your outdoor enjoyment or jeopardize the integrity of your home. We deal with French drain installation to efficiently divert water, prevent basement flooding, and preserve the beauty and functionality of your yard.

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Drainage Solutions FAQs

Drainage solutions are systems or methods designed to manage excess water and prevent issues like flooding, erosion, and damage to your property. Effective yard drainage is crucial to protect your home’s foundation, prevent water pooling, and maintain a healthy landscape.
A dry creek bed is a decorative and functional solution for directing water flow in your yard. It mimics the appearance of a natural creek or stream, providing a visually appealing way to channel water away from your home. It helps prevent erosion, guides water flow, and adds an aesthetic element to your landscape.
Yard drains, also known as catch basins or storm drains, are underground structures designed to collect excess water from your yard and redirect it away from your home. They consist of a basin that collects water and a pipe system that carries it to an appropriate outlet, such as a storm sewer or a dry well.
A channel drain is a linear drainage system that effectively collects and channels water away from specific areas, such as driveways, patios, or pool decks. It features a trench with a grate covering that collects water and directs it into a pipe system for proper disposal, ensuring efficient water flow and preventing water damage.
A rain garden is a planted area designed to capture and absorb excess water from your yard. It consists of native plants, grasses, and flowers that thrive in wet conditions. Rain gardens are strategically located to collect water runoff, allowing it to slowly infiltrate the soil, reducing water flow and promoting groundwater recharge.
Improper yard grading, where the ground slopes towards your home instead of away from it, can lead to water pooling around your foundation. This can cause water to seep into your basement or crawl space, potentially damaging your home’s foundation and resulting in costly repairs. Proper grading ensures that water flows away from your home, mitigating these issues.
A sump pump is an electrical device installed in a sump pit or basin to remove excess water from below ground level. It activates automatically when the water level reaches a certain point, pumping the water out and away from your home. Sump pumps are particularly useful in areas prone to high water tables or heavy rainfall.
Rain barrels collect and store rainwater from your roof, providing a sustainable water source for your garden or landscape. While rain barrels may not directly address yard drainage issues, they can help manage water flow by capturing and storing excess water during heavy rain events, reducing the strain on drainage systems.

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Rebecca Moore


I’ve been very happy working with Jonathan so far.

He recently installed an irrigation system and sod for me. The work was well done and he and his team were easy to communicate with and very helpful.

Looking forward to continuing to work with him as I finish my yard.

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Francisco Africano


It was great working with Jon, Flavia, and the team. Jon provided a reasonably priced quote, made some recommendations, and completed the project in a timely manner.

I look forward to working with Land Designs by Colton again in the near future.


Brendan Mahoney


Jonathon and his crew were excellent. They are experienced, professional and reasonably priced. They started on time and finished on time.

They did design, demolition and installation of both hardscape and sod at our property as well as install a new fence around it. They also repaired an old sprinkler system with new equipment. Jonathon is friendly and approachable and worked with us to adjust our budget during the process. We highly recommend!

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