Back Yard Drainage Solutions: French Drain & Retaining Wall

Retaining wall prevents erosion
Retaining wall lets storm water drain away
French drain redirects water away from structures
Retaining wall drain can also redirect water from french drain

A properly installed drainage system keeps your home from flooding. It is also important for healthy plants and trees, which further enhance your property value. The right drainage solution alleviates problems with the foundation of your home and other structures on your property, and prevents cracking, uneven shrinkage and swelling. A good patio design often includes a drainage solution so that water is drained away in order to avoid standing water that can cause slippery surfaces, mosquito breeding grounds and drowned landscaping.

The professional drainage contractors at Smart Water Irrigation & Lighting offer installation, repair and maintenance services for the following back yard drainage solutions and systems to insure excess water flows away from your patio and home as efficiently as possible: (Click Here to View Our Drainage Gallery!)

  • French Drains
    A French Drain helps keep water away from the foundation of your home by directing water from a higher area where your garage or home may sit to a lower one. A French Drain can – and should – be constructed with environmentally friendly materials that are also wallet friendly.

    French Drains can be a particularly effective drainage solution if your home or property has chronic drainage issues or any of the following symptoms:
    • You experience garage or basement flooding on a regular basis
    • Your yard has a retaining wall situated on a hill side
    • Your yard remains soggy with standing water after a rain storm
  • Retaining Walls
    • Gravity Retaining Walls are constructed primarily with concrete or stone – much thicker at the buried base than at the top - to help increase the stability of the surrounding soil.
    • Wood Wall / Anchored Walls use underground wood or concrete beams to anchor the retaining wall
    • A Cantilevered Retaining Wall is similar to a Gravity Retaining Wall, but use less building material due to the concrete base at the frost line.
    • A Sheet Pile Retaining Wall uses plank walls constructed of wood or steel that are anchored to the retaining wall using cables beneath and behind the retaining wall.

If you are having any of the drainage problems listed above and want fast and dependable help installing or repairing a French drain or retaining wall, or call Smart Water Irrigation & Lighting, your local drainage contractors at 901-382-8352 for a free consultation.

Page Summary: Smart Water Irrigation & Lighting provides French drain installation, French drain design and other yard drainage solutions such as retaining walls and storm drain repair for Germantown, Collierville, Cordova and Memphis TN. Get your landscape drainage and retaining wall design from the best retaining wall contractors in Forrest City and West Memphis Arkansas, as well as Hernando, Horn Lake, Olive Branch and Southaven Mississippi.

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