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French Drains
Landscape Drainage Solutions

Proper grading, pipe-sizing and other design factors can make or break a complex drain system design. Sometimes a drainage problem can not be solved without heavy machinery or a professional landscaping company.

Wilson Landscape Design excels at
finding solutions to your drainage problems

French Drains & Sump Pumps

What are French Drains?

French drains are just simply trenches filled with gravel, and covered with sand or include a drain pipe to carry water to a drain off area. The advantages of French drains are low cost and easy installation. In addition, they can be covered over with turf after installation, making them less conspicuous.

What are Sump Pumps?

A sump pump is used in applications where excess rainwater or groundwater needs to be pumped away from a particular area. A sump pump sits inside a basin (also known as a sump) that collects this excess water. There are two basic sump pump models, the up-right (commonly called a pedestal) and the submersible. Either will work well with proper maintenance.

How do I know I have a drainage problem?

After rain you may notice large collections of water on the surface that do not readily disappear. To check how well your drainage is, dig a hole about 2' foot deep and 1' foot square, fill it half full with water and leave it for 24 hours. In this time on well-drained soil it will have emptied.

What can Wilson Landscape Design do?

Call us and schedule a free consultation to evaluate your drainage problem. We will provide you with a design tailored to fix your particular problem, and a reasonable no obligation quote.