We have had excellent results with the Drainage Team! Ever since we moved in our house we have had recurrent basement flooding. The basement crack and waterproofing contractors kept installing indoor drainage without correcting the problem. It wasn’t until Drainage Team installed the outside drainage system that we have had a totally dry basement. I was impressed with the company’s knowledge and expertise, plus the care and consideration the workers showed. Every time someone mentions a wet basement I refer them to the Drainage Team. Thanks!
Drainage Team executes best-practice creek restoration techniques that are innovative, support a healthy creek / river ecosystem and wherever possible we work with natural processes. The majority of our creek restoration projects include establishing new vegetation on the banksides along with the necessary aftercare to ensure plant success.
Pond Edge Stabilization
Shorelines of stormwater ponds are prone to erosion due to the many forces that work to undermine the stability of the banks and edges. Subtlest is the most significant erosional force at the shoreline which is caused by the ongoing water ripples that loosen saturated soils and constantly pulls soil particles apart directly below the water surface.
Stormwater ponds are even more susceptible to this due to the rising and lowering of water levels that occur through each rain event. The repeated rise and fall of water levels create currents that actually pull soil away from the banks. In addition to these naturally occurring erosion impacts, storm sewer discharge pipes, swale discharge, and downspout pipes that drain to the pond can also have a major impact on erosion and can cause deep gullies and holes in the ponds banks.
Drainage Team has the solutions to stabilize and restore your pond shorelines, contact us today for an erosion consultation.
Retaining walls are very common, especially in metropolitan areas where usable land is at a premium. When choosing a retaining wall contractor for your erosion / land stabilization project, you want to make sure you’re hiring the contractor that can do the project 100% correctly. This includes following manufacturer installation guidelines, local building codes, minimizing site disturbance and disruption, and installing proper drainage to prevent hydrostatic pressure buildup. We build retaining walls where stormwater needs to be considered and professionally piped away ensuring the integrity of the wall, contact us today.
Slope Erosion Repair
Slope erosion repair is a common need here in the midwest. Water runoff is the main cause of these issues, but other contributing factors such as lack of compaction, decaying tree roots, underground water sources, etc. also play a part in many erosion locations.
Drainage Team can solve your slope erosion issue with long term solutions. Contact us today for an erosion consultation.
Rip Rap Installation
Rip Rap is an effective solution for lining the contours of a streambank, stormwater basin, or any area where there’s heavy water flow running through an area where erosion control is desired. Rip Rap is a cost-effective solution, relatively easy to add to when necessary, has a natural appearance, does not harm the environment, and works well in combination with soil bioengineering slope techniques.
The key to a successful Rip Rap project is preparation of the area where you’re installing the rock. Whether it’s swale creation, compacting the area first, prepping the streambank, installing the proper underlayment, etc. Make sure your contractor has all these boxes checked before your Rip Rap installation begins.
Drainage Team installs Rip Rap rock on Drainage and Erosion Control on a regular basis. Contact us today for a consultation
Construction Site BMP’s
On construction sites or land disturbance sites, soil is extremely vulnerable to erosion and movement by both wind and water. Eroded soil endangers local water resources by affecting water quality and causing the siltation of aquatic habitat for fish and other species. Eroded soil also necessitates the maintenance of sewers and ditches and the eventual dredging of nearby lakes. Drainage Team can handle your Sites Sediment & Erosion Control, send us your plans today for a proposal, or set up an on-site consultation.
Our Process & Best Practices
My neighbor and I worked with another contractor to correct a water problem that was affecting both of us. He managed to correct my neighbor’s problem, but ended up causing my problem to get worse. At that point, I realized that this contractor wasn’t qualified for this type of work. I called in Drainage Team. They came to the site and quickly assessed what needed to be done. The solution worked perfectly, and the yard was left in excellent shape. I’ve subsequently called back the Drainage Team for additional work, and was very pleased with the results. The team is courteous, hard-working, conscientious about their work, and the site is always left in good condition.
Drainage Team did a great storm water project for us. They re-routed water with size-able pipes to drain to the front of our house and to the street instead of on our neighbor’s yard. The workers did a great job and were very good about getting the yard cleaned up and looking the least worked on. Everyone involved was professional and very knowledgeable.
We needed to improve water drainage away from the house foundation. After much research on the internet we selected Drainage Team to come and give us a bid on the job. We discussed our objectives and within a few days had a proposal to consider. The job went as planned and to date we are extremely pleased with the work and appearance of the area where the drainage system and decorative work resides. The Drainage Team worked hard to complete, meet and exceed our expectations. If we have any further projects for the Drainage Team, we would not hesitate to employ them again.
Drainage Team did a tremendous job with the drainage work they performed at my house. Not only did their solution correct the issues I had, but they were very clean, professional, and the job was done in a timely manner. I would use them again in a heartbeat!
Every spring, beginning in April we would have standing water and smelly muck in our back yard, it would remain that way until June or July. Drainage Team did an excellent job of assessing the situation and coming up with a plan to take care of the problem. We had other estimates but no one seemed to know exactly what should be done. Drainage Team installed a storm water system and incorporated the guttering into the storm water system. Our yard is dry all year long now. We are happy and so are our neighbors. We highly recommend the Drainage Team.
We were very happy with the solution Drainage Team proposed for our drainage issues. We had water in our basement as well as standing water in our yard. Their solution was the most comprehensive of the proposals we received and the bid was comparable. The team was very professional and the job site was kept clean. We are completely satisfied and have had no water issues since the project was finished.
Everyone involved with our storm water project from start to finish was a pleasure to deal with. The entire team was extremely responsive, professional and competent. I hope I have an opportunity to work with the Drainage Team again.
Our Specialization = Your Benefit
Some Of Our Specialized Equipment
Our crews are equipped with the right sized equipment for any sized project. From small erosion projects in a residential lawn to dredging a pond, we have the right equipment for the project.
Minimizing Disturbance Is Our Primary Focus
While planning and mobilizing at the start of your project, our crews first priority is minimizing disturbance through our access points on your property. We use heavy duty plywood and trackmats to ensure the least amount of disturbance during your erosion project.
Mechanical Compaction To Prevent Settling
When we leave your project, there’s no settling. We use mechanical compaction equipment to ensure that wherever our erosion solutions are installed, the trenches and excavation areas are backfilled and compacted to maximum compaction. Our compaction equipment is similar to what you see on a utility company crew.
Site Restoration. Your Property Looks Beautiful Again… Within Days.
When our crews finalize your erosion project, we restore your site to perfect condition. We install high quality select grass seed, straw roll / erosion netting, we can hydroseed or install freshly cut sod from our local sod farm partners.
Your Budget. Our Erosion Solutions.
Over the past 20+ years of performing professional erosion control projects, we have analyzed pricing data to generate this general budget outline. This should help you determine the budget size you may need for your project. (All estimated dollar amounts are presented in $1,000.00’s. K = $1,000.00 USD) We cannot give you an exact estimate until we meet you for a consultation.
|Creek Restoration||$8K – $25K||$8K – $50K+|
|Pond Edge Stabilization||$5K – $15K+||$7K – $50K+|
|Retaining Walls||$5K – $25K+||$5K – $200K+|
|Slope Erosion Repair||$5K – $40K||$10K – $100K+|
|Rip Rap Installation||$5K – $15K||$8K – $50K+|
|Site Erosion & Sediment Control | BMP’s||N/A||$3K – $50K+|