A significant trend over the last decade is for bigger houses to be built. Also, there is an increase in people adding additional square feet to their house. The results are bigger house footprints that due to less green space or landscape can cause drainage problems or issues. So proper drainage planning has become essential in order to alleviate potential problems for your property and your neighbors.
An effect that we are seeing more and more of bigger house space and less landscape space is that often times the neighbor’s drainage and your property’s drainage becomes interrelated. In some suburban areas that also means the houses are now closer together, maybe even ten feet off the property lot lines.
Alternative Landscape Design provides a variety of drainage services. Some of the options plan and install to deal with drainage include catch basins with underground piping, French Drains, Dry Creek Beds, and Retaining Walls.
We can help in the planning on new home structure, additions to homes, and solutions for existing draining issues or problems. A fast growing segment of the business is looking at what effects a neighbor’s new home; addition, retaining wall, or even a new landscaping is going to have on your property.
Our Minneapolis Landscape design team is trained and continues to receive additional education on the latest in drainage solutions. We actually do all of the planning, the actual excavation and the grading to provide the solution to your specific problem or need.
We offer specific solutions to the suburban lots with close lot lines. A Dry Creek Bed may be the solution to direct the water to flow through the property. Our trained team actually knows how to determine what the natural flow of the water is and to use that to solve the problem, by excavating to the proper depth, using the right stone and underground stone structures. Plus our landscape expertise can make an aesthetically pleasing garden around the dry creek bed that is actually a visible problem solving hardscape. Or we might suggest installing some underground piping; give us a call today on 952-292-7717 to schedule a free on site visit.