Case Studies

Project Duration: 5 days

Services Provided: drain pipe, French drain, planting berm, perennials, grases, limestone edger, pruning, mulching

Barb Linderbaum

posted: March 17, 2011

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The Linderbaum residence was another tough drainage issue that was creating serious maintenance issues that needed to be corrected. This property had existing irrigation lines that needed to be protected during construction, so a majority of the drainage had to be dug by hand.

We installed over 150’ of 4” drain pipe to create a French drain that tied into existing tile lines that ran to the street. We had the challenge of making sure the pipe was all shot in perfectly, because we only had about 6” of fall with which to work. To make sure water kept from pooling in front of the berm, we installed area drains that tied into solid pipe and moved water away from the backyard. With all of the drainage and underground work done, we began bringing in 15 tons of black dirt to create a planting berm, and installing perennials and grasses. We used a limestone edger to define the planting berm from lawn and to create a smooth mowing edge.

We have assisted with some light pruning and mulching since we completed the installation. However Barb enjoys working in the yard and keeps mulch beds weeded and perennials well tended. We were able to take a maintenance headache and create a low maintenance garden that solved the drainage issues while still adding aesthetic value to the backyard.

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