A drainage swale is a way to channel small to large amounts water. They are usually dug down to hardpan, clay, or a have a concrete pad at the bottom for erosion control. We lay a filter fabric down and install rock on top to prevent erosion from the banks. We have in certain cases concreted the rock/boulders in place to slow the flow of water. In Tulsa, Jenks, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Owasso, Tulsa OK and surrounding areas.
French drains have perforated hollow pipes along the bottom of a trench to quickly vent water that seeps down through the upper gravel or rock, we also wrap the gravel with a filter fabric so your soil doesn't mix with the gravel clogging it up later. French drains are added to landscapes to prevent saturated surfaces and soil. French drains are also used around houses and basements to prevent penetrating or damaging foundations. One advantage of this type is that the drainage pipe is protected from grass and tree roots as well as the soil. We also put french drains behind retaining walls to help relieve pressure when you get a certain height, we call this letting the wall "Breathe". In Tulsa, Jenks, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Owasso, Tulsa OK and surrounding areas.
Many homeowners add downspout tie-ins to their roof's guttering systems. The tie-ins are typically metal, plastic or brass and take water from the gutters to the drainage system. This type of drainage system is usually connected to catch basins, which are concrete or plastic drains that are tied into larger, underground drainage systems. The advantage of this system is that excess water doesn't build up around a home's foundation. In some cases when you have standing water we place these in as they are usually the most cost effective drain. Tightline drains are often installed for storm water in places that tend to erode when we get heavy rains. These drains can be strategically placed in hard to get areas or slopes to help divert the water. In Tulsa, Jenks, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Owasso, Tulsa OK and surrounding areas.
Trench drains are specific type of floor drain with a channel-shaped body. It is used for high amounts of surface water and fast channeling. We commonly use these when there is water built up in driveways around your garage or patio or where water is gaining speed and flooding a house or garage. The top of this drain has a solid cover or grating that is flush with the surface. The grate can be removed and cleaned out if needed. Trench drains are concreted in so they are solid and water does not get underneath. We can install trench drains for you in Tulsa, Jenks, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Owasso OK and surrounding areas.