Michigan winters are hard on your yard and can ruin your landscaping due to poor drainage. Drainage issues require immediate drainage solutions. We’re here to help! Sir Williams Drainage and Waterproofing Solutions offer a wide range of services to remediate a watery mess. Our team of experts revamp your outdoor space and protect your property from future water damage.
French Drains are a cost-effective method of diverting excess water from pooling in your backyard or against your home’s foundation. The process for installing a French Drain is relatively simple:
The trench and pipe can then be directed away from the home so the water doesn’t seep into the basement or pool in the yard and cause damage to grass or your landscaping. Although the process seems simple, it is important to hire an expert like Sir Williams to help since they have the equipment and experience for a seamless finish.
Drain Tile is very similar to French Drains in that perforated piping is placed into a ditch and covered by stone. However, where a French Drain is typically installed just a foot or so beneath the surface, Drain Tile is typically installed next to foundation footings, which can be six to eight feet below the surface. Drain tile installation usually occurs when a home is under construction, whereas French Drains are typically installed once a flood problem becomes apparent. Due to the location of a drain tile system, the piping can lead to a sump pump within the home to be pumped out.
Don’t let downpours stress you out. Sir Williams is here to help. Reduce the risk of flooding caused by storms using our innovative expert solutions. We give you confidence with our water management solutions. While functionality is important, we make sure your drainage solution looks good! Our minimally invasive approach will make your neighbors jealous.
Dry wells serving as a part of the exterior drainage system can help reduce the damage by channeling, or diverting, the excess water. It is an alternative to French drains; instead of horizontally distributing the water through piping, a well is dug 30 to 70 feet and perforations in the dry well allow the excess water to get absorbed into the surrounding sediment. If your lawn has a history of flooding, pooling, or becomes reminiscent of a swamp, call us to help!
Once you notice mold on the siding, it’s time to schedule an appointment, because you need to resolve it immediately using driveway channel drains. Commonly known as trench drains, channel drains move water away from your home foundation and garage. This is a preferred method of drainage when needing to distribute excess water Our permanent drainage solution protects driveways, gardens, garages, and basements. Boost your property value with this simple setup!
Similar to driveway channel drains, these are designed to be installed at the ground level and typically surround asphalt and concrete surfaces such as sidewalks, patios, and parking lots but can also be used around athletic fields, golf courses, and tennis courts.
Channel drains are a long-term investment that keeps mosquitoes from laying eggs in your yard, keeping your backyard cleaner and healthier. Let our professionals prevent potential structural damage and keep it safe for the kids.
Dry Creek Beds are an aesthetic method of draining excess water or runoff from pooling in your landscaping. Instead of using perforated piping to divert water, a trench is dug down a slope and lined with landscaping fabric to act as a luge to channel water away from trouble areas. The trench is then filled with landscape stone to create an aesthetically pleasing look.
Sometimes the easiest solution to mitigate basement flooding or pooling water is to add grading to the trouble areas. This method is commonly used when the majority of a yard may already slope away from a home but the area around the foundation might be flat. By adding minor slope against the foundation, it helps the water naturally flow away from the home without needing to dig trenches and/or if dig trenches is not an option.
Catch basins block debris and keep the downpipes unclogged. With a lot of rainfall in Michigan, this solution helps keep the water running smoothly and diverts it effectively away from portions of the home that are susceptible to damage.
Sir William did a great job. He installed French drains from our gutters, installed pavers and he water proofed our basement. He communicated very well and was reasonably priced. Our property looks fantastic!
After another company unsuccessfully tried fix our neighborhood common area drainage problem, Bill & his team not only fixed the problem but also provided pictures of the work in progress along the way. Bill (owner) is very professional & knowledgeable in drainage issues & his team did a great job in cleaning up the work area & planting seed to where they were working. I highly recommend Sir William's Gardens & look forward to working with Bill on future landscaping projects.
As he had done for the front of my house several years ago, Bill and his crew came back to help improve the drainage around my garage. The gutters were doing their job but not putting the water far enough from the two walls near them. During heavy rains, one wall would get damp and I didn't like that. trench and drains installed will channel the water away from the walls and down the hill toward the road. This group is prompt and communicated well with me before and during the job.
Bill came to discuss a solution to our backyard drainage problem. (He brings a wealth of knowledge and stands out as he really listens to the homeowners and comes to a mutual decision using his years of experience. The other bonus is that you are dealing directly with the owner. Bill communicated promptly and professionally. His crew did an outstanding job and Bill continues to teach them additional skills during the project. We would highly recommend. One year later and the drain is working great! No standing water anywhere even during the heaviest of rainfalls. Just thought I would add an update since the system is working so well.
I hired sir Williams gardens for a drainage project. I had approximately 220 feet of schedule 40 pvc that I wanted hooked up to my downspouts. Sir Williams gardens worked with me on my design. The advantage I found with sir Williams gardens was that I could get involved as much or little as I wanted. I was hands on during the entire project. I dug part of the trenches needed with a trencher (had to manually redo much of that) as well as used a backhoe. Sir Williams uses manual labor and you pay a set fee per person per day. Payable in full each day. The productivity is dependent on the guys you get. There was a slight issue with the work crew one day. Bill and I discussed the issue and he immediately addressed the issue. The project took approximately 3 days. Bill is flexible from a work and schedule perspective.