Stormwater Basin Solutions

Bioretention Basins

Bioretention is the process of filtering sedimentation and contaminants from stormwater runoff through the use of landscaped depressions or shallow basins. These bioretention basins are created to slow and treat on-site stormwater runoff during and after a rain event as water accumulates in the area. These basins are installed at points where stormwater is directed. The water then percolates through the system and the biological process treats the water before allowing any overflow water to flow into the municipal stormwater sewer system.

Contact us today to have your Bioretention System professionally installed, renovated or maintained.


Bioswales are landscaped features with the primary purpose of filtering stormwater through a combination of special soils, vegetation and rock. Filtering the rain water helps remove pollutants, silt and debris along with slowing down and minimizing the waterflow into the storm sewer system. While the water accumulates, it also benefits the surrounding area by allowing for groundwater recharge in the area of the bioswale.

Contact Drainage Team today for your bioswale development, restoration and annual maintenance programs.

Retention Basins & Ponds

Retention basins or retention ponds are often referred to as a “wet ponds”, a “wet detention basin” or “stormwater management pond”. Retention basins are used to manage stormwater runoff which helps to prevent flooding, downstream erosion, and improve water quality that’s flowing from the basin to an adjacent river, stream, or lake. Wet ponds are commonly created for water quality improvement, groundwater recharge, flood protection, and aesthetic improvement designed to improve the neighborhood or office park.

Drainage Team can handle your retention basin / detention basin development, erosion control, restoration and annual maintenance programs. Contact us today for a consultation.

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 control your erosion, stabilize the shoreline and restore your ponds aesthetics. Contact us today for an erosion consultation.

Creek Restoration

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 cleaning up the creek area, reestablishing the waterflow channel, establishing new vegetation on the banksides along with any rock installation. We follow up with the necessary aftercare to ensure plant success and maintenance programs to keep your creek looking / functioning great year after year.

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.

Company Structure & Management

We have systems in place to manage our relationship with you from your first contact with us all the way through post-project review. We have designated stormwater basin project consultants, production managers, quality control measures, designated drainage crews and specialized equipment to complete any sized stormwater basin project.

Vendor Relationships

Our company maintains vendor relationships like we do with our ongoing clients. This ensures our company and our clients the best, up-to-date materials, installation technologies & techniques, pricing, and timeliness of project material sourcing.

On-Site Stormwater Basin Consultation

The first step in getting your project completed by us is to meet on-site at your property to discuss your stormwater basin issues and your goals in solving them. Next, one of our project consultants creates a comprehensive written project proposal & plan to solve them once and for all. We can create a drawing, but there are engineering fees associated with these types of plans.

Stormwater Basin Project Scheduling

Once your project is accepted, it goes into our production department and placed on our workflow schedule. Depending on the time of year, your project will be scheduled between 2 weeks – 16 weeks out from the day we received your accepted Project Order Form.

Our Stormwater Basin Crews

Once we have come up with a plan and agreement, our crew arrives to implement the solution we proposed. Our crews are equipped with tools similar to a utility company. We execute the project as proposed.

Precision Installation

Our crews have all of the necessary tools and equipment to ensure your project is a success. We shoot the grade with transits during the installation and all trenches are compacted with heavy duty, specialized compaction equipment… so there’s no settling once we’re finished with your project.

Professional Stormwater Basin Techniques, Maximized

When installing our stormwater basin solutions, we implement the absolute best techniques.

Our Specialization = Your Benefit

Some Of Our Specialized Equipment

Our crews are equipped with the right sized equipment for any sized project. From drainage systems next to a pool deck to installing a series of concrete storm sewer inlets on a new construction site, 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 project installation.


Mechanical Compaction To Prevent Settling

When we leave your project, there’s no settling. We use mechanical compaction equipment to ensure that wherever our drainage systems are installed, the pipe is 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 installation, we restore your site to perfect condition. We install high quality select grass seed, straw roll / erosion netting, or freshly cut sod from our local sod farm partners.


Your Budget. Our Stormwater Basin Solutions.

Over the past 20+ years of performing professional stormwater basin related 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.

Bioretention Basins$15K – $25K$15K – $50K+
Bioswales$5K – $25K$10K – $50K+
Retention Basins & Ponds$5K – $25K+$10K – $200K+
Pond Edge Stabilization$5K – $15K+$7K – $50K+
Creek Restoration$8K – $25K$8K – $50K+
Rip Rap Installation$5K – $15K$8K – $50K+