April 16, 2013

  It is definitely spring, and we are getting our share of the April showers.  It looks like we have a lot more rain moving in this whole week.

Take this opportunity to notice if you have any drainage problems in your yard, or if your sump pump is running continuously, and contact us for a consultation.  Our drainage experts will help find a solution to any drainage problems you may have.

On the bright side….April showers bring May flowers!

Improper drainage can cause water in the basement, flooded areas of the yard and even safety hazards.

The most common fixes may include re-grading of the lawn, and tying in the downspouts and sump pump exists to be taken underground and away from the home.

At Twin Oaks,we are always trying to give you a solution that will last as long as possible,and the way we install our drainage is no exception.  The standard in the landscape industry is to install perforated pipe that is enclosed with fabric and stone.  While this method is effective for several years, over time deposits build up through the perforations, and eventually they become clogged with debris, or crushed. To give our clients a longer term solution, we choose to use Schedule 30PVC pipe that will last indefinitely, and provide better value over time.

In addition to these standard practices, we use a civil engineer for more in depth projects such as drainage ditches and retention ponds, and we also offer storm water management packages for Homeowner’s Associations and commercial locations in the Ann Arbor area.