Our land drainage systems end the headache of waterlogged and unusable ground. With a thick layer of boulder clay lying across much of Cheshire, poor soil drainage is a common problem in the region. When soil doesn't drain, neither grass nor plants can thrive. Don't live in the mud, call LCS Landscapes & Grounds, based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, we can help. We are happy to make an onsite visit to analyse and offer possible solutions.
There are a number of ways drainage can be improved. Simple aeration can help move the surface water through the soil profile a little quicker. If the requirement is greater, then a pipe system can be installed. After assessing the ground conditions recommendations can be made for the intensity required. The operation that follows involves trenching with correct fall (gradient) allowing the captured water to run in the correct direction. We achieve this by using a laser level with a gradient programmed in, i.e 100:1. Perforated pipe is then installed with an aggregate positioned on top. A free draining rootzone is then put on top of the aggregate. The rootzone is then seeded or turfed. Where we struggle to find anywhere to drain to a manhole can be installed with a pump. Water is then pumped off site.
Whether you're responsible for a sodden sports pitch that's unplayable for half the season, have a larger garden that's more swamp than lawn, or simply have an area of soggy ground you'd like to make better use of, we'll find the solution that will work best for you.