January 31, 2015

With the recent snow meltdowns, and the ones to come, you may have noticed some drainage problems showing up.grass on water background

The most common fixes may include re-grading of the lawn or tying in the downspouts to take underground water away from the home; though, assessing the function of your sump pump is one of the first subjects we discuss with our clients. Since each home has a unique layout and grade, our professionals come out to meet with you and assess the situation, understand the problem’s source and provide sound solutions.

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 38 PVC pipe that will last indefinitely, and provide better value over time.

Drainage pipes underneath driveway


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.