Drainage Services & Installation

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.

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French Drains

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:

    1. Dig trenches from trouble areas known to have flooding issues
    2. Lay perforated pipe within the trench.
    3. Fill the trench with gravel and stone.

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.

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Drain Tile Installation

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. 

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Storm Water Management

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.

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Dry Well Installation

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!

Driveway Drain Channel Installation in Michigan

Driveway Channel Drains

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!

Channel Drain Installation

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 bed example in Michigan

Dry Creek Beds and Fake Creeks

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. 

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Yard Grading

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. 

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Catch Basins

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.

Having Drainage Issues? Call Us!

Redirecting melting snow or rainwater is no joke! Excess water can result in swampy lawns, and permanent damage to your foundation. At Sir Williams Drainage Solutions and Waterproofing and Waterproofing, we can handle ANY problems with over 30 years experience. Reach out to us to learn more about effective drainage solutions, and get a free quote. Contact us at (248) 252-5248.

Are You Looking For a French Drain or Basement Waterproofing Company in Michigan?

Sir Williams Gardens is operated out of Plymouth, MI, and provides waterproofing and drainage services within a 30-mile radius, which includes the Metro Detriot area and Wayne County. Sir Williams also services but is not limited to the following towns:

  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Bloomfield Township, MI
  • Canton, MI
  • Dearborn, MI
  • Farmington, MI
  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • Northville, MI
  • Novi, MI
  • Livonia, MI
  • Salem, MI
  • Ypsilanti, MI
  • Westland, MI
  • Van Buren TWP, MI