You have probably noticed drainage issues during rainy seasons or after major storms. Water can pool in any number of areas on your property, spoiling the aesthetic appeal and functionality of an area. Neave Storm Water aims to target these problem areas and eliminate them while preserving the structural integrity of any buildings or structures on your property.
We begin by sending a Neave Storm Water analyst to your site to conduct a full site inventory and analysis of your property. This person will serve as your single point of contact with Neave Storm Water, meaning that you will only have to remember one name and one phone number. We find that this streamlined workflow is the best way to ensure a constant and steady line of communication to ensure that goals are met perfectly.
Your Neave Storm Water technician will identify drainage problems and probable causes, and then begin working with you to find an effective solution that satisfies your budget and your issues. All of our employees have received superior training so you can ensure that everyone from our project managers to our inspectors and installers will provide you the best service in the New York and Connecticut areas.
The Drainage Problem
Drainage issues can be pre-existing with older properties, develop over time with new properties or simply occur during storms. Your property should be designed to properly handle the volume of rainfall it receives over the course of any given instance, whether it’s a storm or a particularly wet time of year. Typically a property will flush excess water through the public sewers, or towards naturally occurring outlets such as rivers or lakes. If it is unable to do so, you have a drainage problem.
These manifest in a number of ways. You may notice that you have giant puddles on your lawn. You could have pools of collected rainwater in your driveway. Maybe your basement was flooded during the last rainfall. While these may be minor conveniences to some, they are also symptomatic of a much larger issue that could materialize into a very dangerous and costly hazard.
Unchecked drainage problems can become larger nuisances over time. The best thing to do if you are concerned about improper drainage is to have a site analysis performed by Neave Storm Water. Our technicians aim to identify and resolve drainage problems at their source.
Drainage causes are tied to two different types of water. The first is surface water, which occurs when excess water collects in areas of the property. Whenever you see water pooling on your property in visible areas, that’s surface water. The reason it pools is simple – it has nowhere else to go.
Sub-surface water not only collects underground, it becomes trapped with poor drainage. The main danger with sub-surface water is that it will expand when frozen, and that can damage your building’s foundation, disrupt levels of paved areas and it can overwork your sump pump. Neave Storm Water’s professionals can work to determine if sub-surface water is a threat to your property and also explain all the potential hazards that excess amounts create.
A Neave Storm Water technician will overlook your entire site and note any surface or sub-surface water issues you have and offer solutions. Your property needs to be able to handle the amount of stormwater and rainfall it receives so that you don’t incur any undue repair or maintenance costs. It is a matter of functionality: your property must be able to drain appropriately considering its environment.
Drainage Solutions From Neave Storm Water
Neave Storm Water offers commercial and residential clients a variety of different solutions that can help resolve your particular situation. In many instances, a combination of these solutions is best suited to address your needs. Below is a brief list of drainage solutions that we offer:
A subtle and creative solution for backyard drainage issues. Using a shallow trough that is lined with stones or rocks, dry creeks can mitigate the flow of stormwater runoff while improving the beauty of your backyard.
An excellent choice for walkways, parking lots or heavily paved areas. These are concrete-lined channels which help direct water flow while filtering out debris using grates or filters to reduce clogging.
One of the more intricate methods of controlling water flow around a building or property is by using French drains. These are usually perforated pipes that channel water in a specific direction. These pipes are usually covered with rocks and gravel to help with filtration, water flow and ensure that the pipes stay in place. French drains are a fantastic choice for homeowners and commercial property owners and are the go-to choice for preventing things like flooded basements.
Site grading can be done on a variety of different scales depending on the environment. It involves landscape alterations that encourage water flow in the desired direction. Most drainage issues are created due to improper grading techniques during the house/building’s construction process.
Dry Wells and Reservoirs
When surface water doesn’t have anywhere to go, it pools and floods in undesired locations. Building a dry well underground, or a surface water level retention pool allows you to place stormwater runoff where you desire. Dry wells, in particular, are excellent at recharging groundwater in certain environments.
Neave Storm Water also provides rainwater harvesting systems that repurpose stormwater for cleaning and other uses. We offer a number of different systems and custom design many of our rainwater harvesting systems to fit your property perfectly. Our sustainable features also help achieve low-impact development protocols as well. Contact us at Neave Storm Water to find out more about these wonderful, environmentally friendly, sustainable features!