From the basement to the lawn, Hydraway products keep residential properties free from water damage.
Everyone knows that one lawn in the neighborhood: It has patches of green, patches of brown, patches that are overgrown, and patches that bleed onto the sidewalk. While many factors are at play here, drainage is a major culprit.
Many homeowners don’t even have a yard that employs an extensive drainage solution, opting instead for what nature has provided. In many cases, this works just fine, but if problems start to arise or you’re looking to have the most beautiful lawn on the block, an effective yard drainage solution is essential.
Most people are familiar with the traditional French drainage system in which small trenches are dug and then filled with perforated pipe. But a number of problems can be caused by that black, corrugated material:
- Clogs – There’s absolutely nothing stopping a traditional perforated pipe from becoming clogged with soil, clay, and even sand. A perforated pipe will work in the short term, but over the years dirt will slowly enter the system and prevent it from working correctly. In a worst-case scenario, this might even cause standing water to form, defeating the purpose of the drainage system. This can result in a damaged lawn and even promotes mosquito growth in the warmer months.
- Low Inflow Rate – Perforated pipes have lower inflow rates than a modern drainage technology like Hydraway. For a long time, perforated pipes were the only solution available, but Hydraway is one of the most advanced products on the market today. During heavy storms, Hydraway evacuates water from your lawn before damaging effects like erosion can set in.
With Hydraway’s needle-punctured fabric exterior, water has a clear path into the system, while dirt and silt are kept at bay. In fact, a Hydraway system has never failed when properly installed.
While not everyone has a lawn that needs an advanced residential water drainage solution, an investment in landscaping without considering drainage could be disastrous. Over time, water exerts its cutting force on every surface it flows across, and that includes the beautiful landscaping you invested so heavily in creating.
Nothing can prevent all erosion, but Hydraway’s products are a long-lasting, easy-to-install solution that offers premium protection. Hydraway’s drainage systems are used around the country and around the world in civil, commercial, and residential landscaping, because it has a demonstrated track record of effective drainage.
Not only is Hydraway the leading drainage supplier on the market today, but our products are also easier to install than conventional perforated pipe systems. This is for two reasons. First, Hydraway systems are available in custom lengths, making it perfect for projects of any size or scale. Second, they exhibit zero coil memory. If you’ve ever unrolled a length of corrugated pipe, you will have noticed that the ends turn upward and have to be flattened before the pipe can be laid into a trench. This slows installation time, resulting in higher installation costs.
Hydraway’s drainage systems, on the other hand, stay flat and are installed in a shallow trench filled with sand. The less disruptive the installation, the better the final landscaping result.
Perhaps the most important application for Hydraway’s technology is in keeping basements dry. Our Hydraway 300 drain board is installed directly adjacent to basement walls and can relieve hydrostatic pressure, effectively eliminating the possibility that water will form cracks and push its way into your basement.
Because Hydraway systems do not experience clogging like traditional systems and have a 0% failure rate when properly installed, they offer a reliable solution that provides peace of mind. While constructing your home, this may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but you’ll be thankful 15 years down the line. Ever look at houses and notice cracks in their foundations? Drainage is a primary cause. Don’t let that be your house.
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