Residential Drainage Solutions

Drainage Solutions in Anne Arundel County

Wet spots and pooling water in your home’s yard are an eye sore, and can create major issues. Proper drainage is a critical part of your landscape, installing a drainage system can alleviate water problems for your residential property.

Precision Landscaping offers a full range of solutions including:
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Contact us today to have one of our drainage experts assess your water issues and design a custom drainage system for your residential property!

Yard Water Solutions

Does your yard look like this?
We can fix it! Proper drainage is vital to a healthy yard for a variety of reasons such as:
  • Prevents soil erosion
  • Prevents standing water that can attract all types of unwanted pests
  • Prevents water damage to plants & structures
  • Much Much More

Custom Drainage Plans

We know there is not a “one size fits all” solution when it comes to drainage, every yard is unique, so we create a custom drainage plan for every client. Some examples of drainage solutions we offer are:

Downspout Drain Systems

It is important to get water as far away from your home’s foundation as possible. Average downspouts dump water directly next to your homes footing, but with a downspout drainage system water is taken at least 10 feet away from your home. Our downspout drainage systems consist of high-quality PVC pipe connected to your existing downspout then placed into a trench and connected to a pop-up emitter.

French Drains

French drains provide an easy channel for water to flow through. Water runs into a gravel-filled trench, then into perforated pipe at the bottom of the trench.

Water travels freely through the pipe, which empties a safe distance from the house.

The trench bottom should be sloped about 1 inch for every 8 feet in the direction you want water to flow. Depending on your situation, the water can be diverted to:
  • A low-lying area of your property
  • A drainage ditch
  • A dry well
  • The street
  • Sump pump pit

Dry Well Drainage Systems

A dry-well is either a structure with holes in it that is installed in the ground or a hole filled with gravel. The purpose of a dry-well is to collect water & disperse it into the ground over a period of time. Dry wells are useful in situation where there is nowhere to drain water on or off the property or where it is necessary to retain water on the property. How successful a dry-well performs is dependent on the percolation of water through the soil. While clay soils tend to hold water for long periods of time, sandy soils drain water rapidly.


Sometimes water can be diverted out of the yard by grading the yard in the direction we want it to flow. Depending on the situation we can also replace clay soils with clean drainable fill dirt.

Outdoor Sump Pumps/Sump Pump Pits

When water cannot be directed away and there is to much for a dry well, an outdoor sump pump may be the solution. This system is often installed in the lowest area of the yard with a french drain leading to it, when the water level reaches a certain height the system turns on and then pumps the water out of your yard.

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