Commercial Drainage & Runoff
Design and Construction
Ideally, potential drainage and runoff issues are properly and sufficiently addressed during the design phase of a commercial construction project. By experience, however, we know that many commercial property owners encounter problems with new construction and existing facilities. Sometimes these are perpetual problems that have never been properly addressed. Other times, drainage and runoff issues arise over time and only come to light in extreme (but costly) conditions.
In addition to avoiding potential problems associated with the commercial site, many communities now require contractors to install systems to better handle runoff and protect the environment.
At Grand Rapids Landscape Management, we help commercial clients plan for and avoid problems with drainage and runoff. Whether you’re constructing a commercial building or have problems with your existing site, we can create and install cost-effective solutions that prevent damage and ensure the integrity of your commercial site. We can work directly with you or with your general contractor, if you’re in the process of building or renovating your facility.
If you’re experiencing drainage and runoff problems at your site, or if you need a drainage and runoff plan for a commercial structure you plan to build, Give Grand Rapids Landscape Management a call or use our contact form to get in touch. We can help you design and integrate these solutions for you in an aesthetically pleasing way.
There are a number of solutions we employ as part of successful drainage and runoff strategies at commercial sites:
Grading ensures that surfaces slope away from house and other site structures. This prevents pooling of water and erosion of soil and other landscape elements.
We design and install retaining walls to mitigate runoff and prevent erosion. Ideally, these structures not only serve a functional purpose, but often they can be designed in such a way to add beauty and substance to the landscape.
Drain Tile Systems
We design and install drain tile systems to route water away from areas of concern.
Catch Basins & Dry Wells
Catch basins are containers that help collect runoff. Most often these are installed underground. Dry wells are larger catch basins, often filled with larger rocks. The larger rocks safely fill the basin, but allow water to fill between the rocks.
Dry beds are created in runoff area by replacing soil with rock, which allows runoff water to flow below the rock to a more appropriate site location.
Rain Gardens help collect rain water and runoff from roofing systems. The runoff is then used to water gardens, plants, and other regions of the landscape.