Lawn Drainage System Installation, Vancouver

Lawn drainage material installation
Lawn drainage material installation

If you have spent more than July or August on the West Coast you know why some call it the Wet Coast. In the Fraser Valley we get around a meter and half of precipitation each year. All that water is going to have to go somewhere or it ends up pooling right where you don’t want it: on your new beautiful lawn. Knowing the importance of proper water management, when we do full landscape projects drainage is always the first thing we consider and solve before moving forward with the rest of the build. If, however you are looking just for a simple solution to an existing water problem we are able to configure a drainage solution to meet your needs as well. 

Does your lawn puddle or have standing water? Poor drainage in lawns can be devastating toward your lawn health. In the Vancouver area we receive a significant amount of rainfall throughout the year, good quality drainage is essential for optimal lawn health. If you’re considering the installation of a new lawn, now is the time to install a new drainage system for your yard.

Benefits of a good quality lawn drainage system:

Watering a freshly sodded area.
Watering a freshly sodded area.

A good lawn drainage system will prevent yard hazards and help keep your lawn healthy. Rainfall may collect in low spots in your lawn and cause your lawn to become hazardous.

Management of rainwater with a good quality lawn drain system is a great way to collect runoff water from your property and direct the water to away from your lawn area.

A properly installed lawn drain should prevent standing water in your lawn and excessive water build up around your yard.

Prevent mosquitos. Standing water in your lawn area may be contributing to mosquito populations around your home.

Installation of your new lawn drainage system

Before trenching in your yard, identification of utilities should be located. Before installing your new system a water outlet point should be discussed. We can direct standing water into a retention pool, tap into existing drain lines around your home, direct the water to a culvert or send the water out to the curb side.

Lawn drainage systems utilize trenches fitted with perforated pipes laid as to allow for positive flow of water. Trenches are then back filled with a good quality drainage material throughout the low lying lawn area. Water is then directed to drain basins and then from there away from your lawn area.

How to get pricing for installation of a new lawn drainage system

If you require a lawn drain, contact BC Instant Lawns and Landscapes by telephone or use the form on this page. We can make arrangements for an on site estimate for your lawn drain system.

For other services from BC Instant Lawns and Landscapes, visit our landscape projects page.

What should I do if my yard is flooding?

If your yard is flooding it is probably due to improper drainage. Drainage is a major concern in the Lower Mainland due to the high volume of precipitation we receive each year. Soil that is high in clay content doesn’t allow water to drain very well and as a result water ends up pooling or your lawn. Installing proper drainage can be done in as little as a day and can keep your yard dry and usable.

Why isn’t my backyard draining?

There may be several factors in this case. If your yard has existing drainage pipes, they might be damaged or clogged. Often it can be a simple task to repair or fix a broken pipe, but occasionally the drainage system will need to be completely overhauled. If you aren’t sure if your yard has any drainage system in place it may not. Having one installed can be quick and affordable and is the best solution to a soaking wet, sloppy lawn.

How do you install proper drainage?

Proper drainage systems work holistically together with the rest of your landscape. Knowing where the majority of the precipitation is being directed by impervious elements such as patios, driveways, or your roof is the first step. Proper drainage pipes should be buried underneath existing gardens or lawns at specific heights that allows water to passively drain downhill. Drainage pipes should be covered with a ground cloth that allows water to enter and exit the pipe but prevents debris and dirt from clogging it. Drainage pipes shouldn’t be buried so deep or under heavy clay rich soil that will prevent water from even reaching the pipe either. A good drainage system will likely also incorporate other elements such as a gravel pit to allow excess water to drain a dissipate into the ground.