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Drainage

Northern Virginia's Drainage Experts Since 2003

Did you know that the #1 complaint we hear from clients relates to drainage issues? These issues can be caused by a number of things:

Homebuilders not grading the residential community properly.

Neighbors or homeowners unknowingly building landscapes that block water drainage flow.

Silt flow creating a build up of water drainage and debris settling over time, creating low, wet areas.

Uncontrolled water can be devastating to your property, resulting in a soggy yard, destroyed landscaping, mosquito infestation, and even damage to your home. We bring time-tested, custom solutions to the problems that excess surface and subsurface water can cause. 

The Creative Irrigation & Lighting Difference:

We address these common issues in a number of ways, based on your unique landscape:

► Eliminate water sources 

► Re-grade low, wet areas and move the water out of the area 

► Install French drains underground to capture excess water and carry it away

► Install catch basins to capture free-flow water and move it underground, through a pipe or decorative ground cover, to prevent erosion

Let your lawn breathe

Much like all living things, your lawn needs to be able to “breathe” to ensure it remains healthy. Creative Irrigation & Lighting is unique in that, unlike other irrigation companies, we offer Lawn Aeration services.  As an irrigation contractor, we take all the hassle out of the process. We test the system, flag the heads and aerate, seed & fertilize the lawn. We then re-test, repair anything broken, and program the controller all in one visit.

Why utilize our services to aerate your lawn? 

► We ensure all sprinkler heads will not be damaged during lawn aerations (a common issue that occurs when aerating a lawn) 

► Upon aeration completion, we perform a full system check to ensure nothing was damaged 

► We perform a full programming of the irrigation system for the new seed

Whether it’s a simple downspout system, a French Drain, lawn aeration or a lawn regrade that you need, our trained professionals will assess your drainage system and provide recommendations for the most impactful solution. Once the solution is in place, we’ll be sure to leave it beautiful as well, with new sod, decorative rock ground covers, and whatever else is needed to complete the landscape. 

Project Profile

Small Drainage Project in Oakton, VA

The Problem:

This customer had a low wet area in back yard that became a pond after every heavy rain. Compounding matters, the initial contractor hired had installed the basins to capture and drain the water too high out of the ground. (see #1 & #2)

The Solution:

Our team set out to both resolve the drainage issue and restore the backyard lawn to its once pristine condition. We first removed all existing pipes and drainage components before re-grading the area, so that water could easily flow toward the new drain boxes. We then installed a new 4” PVC drain pipe (see #4 to #7) from the left rear, down the left side of the house and out toward the lower left front yard (see #8 and #9). The trenches were dug by hand to insure proper slope for the pipe and to avoid damage to electrical and communication wires (see #8). Finally, our team refreshed the backyard with new sod, decorative rock and additional landscaping around the end of the drain pipe.

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