Land Drainage Systems

Those who don’t have effective land drainage systems in place will know all too well how grassy areas – particularly in the case of gardens or sports fields, or land set aside for agricultural purposes – can become inundated with water.

By contacting reputable drainage specialists, such as our team of experts here at Drainage Consultants, you can ensure the condition of your land is maintained through the installation of a successful drainage system.

The contours and features of the land in question will dictate the method chosen by drainage professionals.

Interceptor land drain

Typically, an interceptor drain will be installed just within the boundaries of a property. Professionals will be able to dig a trench, in which a suitable textile, followed by gravel and piping (sometimes perforated), can be laid.

A land drainage system is especially suitable for grounds where outdoor sports are played. At certain times of the year, depending on local geography, groundwater can wash into land from adjacent fields, ruining events.

Dispersal and collector drains

With gardens and smaller plots of land, an interceptor land drain won’t be necessary. Instead, either a dispersal drain or a collector drain can be put in place, depending on the problem. In the latter of the two, the soil and the pipe’s bedding sets up a hydrostatic pressure ‘gradient’, meaning water from the ground will migrate into the pipe. A dispersal drain, on the other hand, acts as part of a septic tank. With dispersal drains, the hydrostatic pressure is greater inside the pipe than it is in the ground, which means the water will flow outwards into the soil.

The land drainage system’s effluent disposal point can be anything from a manhole or outfall to a soakaway.

At Drainage Consultants, our experts have the knowledge to install a professional land drainage system on your property – whether it’s a small garden with water issues or a larger field experiencing minor floods.

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