Additional Service

Storm Water Management

Storm water management

Did you know that water damage is the second most frequently filed insurance claim in the United States?

A storm water management system is now a requirement in many municipalities. First, managing water is absolutely necessary to protect your structure. If rain water doesn’t drain away from your building, damage is very likely to occur. Plus, having a big puddle in front of your building makes it challenging to use. To protect your investment, we highly recommend a water management system to carry water away from your building so it does no damage.

Water management needs are unique for every property. One may require just a re-grading, while another needs a French drain. We help you determine the water management system that is best for you.

We offer 4 types of Storm Water Management System’s as a custom solution for your project and property, these options include the Dry Creek Bed, French Drain Filtration System, Storm Water Collection System w/ pump, and the Storm Water Diversion System, as featured below.

 

Grading

Excavation and site preparation
Changing the grade of a property makes it possible to move storm water to where it can be managed.

Proper grading is crucial to proper storm water management, we frequently grade to divert the water away from your structure or property. Due to storm water erosion, surface water is a huge issue in your local watershed. We frequently add a berm or a swale to redirect the water properly, into one of our Storm Water Management System’s listed below.

 

Storm Water Diversion System

Storm Water Diversion System
Storm Water Diversion System

The Storm Water Diversion System diverts water away from the property or structure, it takes impervious water off of the roof, and into the downspout, thus redirecting it through an underground pipe that then takes the water out to the daylight or into an underground system.

 

French Drain Filtration System

Managing storm water with a French drain
Storm water can be diverted and managed with a French drain.

The French Drain Filtration system, funnel’s runoff water from the roof of your structure into a piping system below the ground. It is then filtered through a cleanout enclosure with a removable lid, collecting any debris or sediment. The water then permeates down into the underground drain stone system. There is a slotted cap added to the end of the system in the case of overflow .

 

Dry Creek Bed

Dry creek bed
A dry creek bed gives excess storm water places to drain.

A Dry Creek Bed funnel’s surface water from the edge of the property or the border of the structure. It works as a natural swale above ground to quickly divert surface water and can be aesthetically pleasing as well.

Storm Water Collection System (with pump)

The Storm Water Collection System would be for conserving your own surface water. It would have an underground holding tank and a pump. You would then be able to use the stored water and harvest it through the pumping system. This water could be reused to water your garden, fill your pool, or be redirected to an animal’s water trough. There are numerous options depending on what you are looking to get out of the Storm Water Collection System.