Having a Great Drainage System for your Windsor Home

June 6, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Category: Hardscapes

Laying sod for new lawnMaking sure you had a good system for your yard is essential. The drainage for your yard can only be determined by how your yard is graded. You can either do it yourself or hire a professional to do the job for you. There is one essential question you must ask yourself about your yard and the drainage. How long does it take for the water to drain away from my Windsor house after a heavy rain? If it takes more than 2 to 3 hours, the chances are you will need to install an underground Windsor drainage system for your yard.

There are flexible drain pipes or gravel filled trenches that you can choose for a form of Windsor drainage system that is underground at your home. These drainage systems will capture and get rid of the excess water you have from your home. Excess water may come from a nearby ditch, the gutters on your home, or even a stream nearby. There is also another option that you can choose, which is to channel the water to a dry well. A dry well is a large hole in the ground filled with gravel where the water can drain away.

Most of the time your gutters or where the excess water will come from. Installing one of the two Windsor drainage systems near your gutters will be a great solution for your drainage. You can also install the trenches or the drain pipe near where the water builds up or where the rain builds up. Make sure the Windsor drainage system is angled so that it draws the water away from your home.

A gravel filled trench does not have to be that deep. It can be 3 to 6 inches wide and around 8 to 12 inches deep. This is really all that is needed in order to help water drain properly. If you are considering using a pipe dream it’s system, then you will need to dig the trench at least 12 inches deep and 3 inches wider than the size of the type you are using. Once again, make sure you dig the trench to where it is sloping away from your house.

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