Potomac MD Drainage and Erosion Control

If your Potomac MD property has drainage and erosion control issues, that’s not something you can leave untended and hope it will get better on its own.  It won’t, and if you’ve got water building up close to your house, it could cause tremendous damage to your foundation and your basement (if you have one).  That could lead to thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars in damages.  Not good.

Fortunately, there’s a simple answer.  We’ve been proudly serving the region since 1979, and in that time, have solved Potomac MD drainage and erosion control issues of all shapes and sizes for hundreds of clients.  No job is too big, and no detail is too small for our veteran crew.

The first thing we’ll do is come pay you a visit and assess the scope and scale of your Potomac MD property’s drainage and erosion control issue.  Once we understand the severity, we can make a formal recommendation about how best to fix it, and draft a project plan, complete with a no-obligation quote so you’ll know exactly how much it will cost.

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In some cases, the issue is fairly mild and can be solved with the strategic application of the right kind of ground cover.  There are lots of great options on this front, including things like:

  • Elderberry
  • Silky Dogwood
  • Ninebark
  • Red/Black Chokeberry
  • Violets
  • Joe Pye Weed
  • Woodland Phlox
  • White Wood Aster
  • Virginia Bluebells
  • Great Blue Lobelia
  • And a variety of ferns

To a point, which of these we use comes down to personal preference and what aesthetic you’re going for, but soil composition and other factors do play a role and may skew our recommendation toward a particular species.

If the issue is more severe than ground cover alone can solve, there are other solutions we can bring to bear on the problem, including retaining walls and drainage systems.  That is, of course, a more expensive solution, but it’s still much less expensive than repairing your basement or your foundation.

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It’s worth mentioning at this point that if you have other landscaping projects you’d like to do that go above and beyond fixing your drainage and soil erosion problems, the development of a master landscape design document is of great value.

That’s a document that captures your entire landscaping wish list under a single umbrella, prioritizes the list and breaks your landscaping projects into bite-sized chunks that can be tackled iteratively, as your budget allows.  It also ensures that all your landscaping efforts will hang together and form a cohesive whole.

Even if you have no interest in a master landscape design document, we’re still more than happy to help you solve your drainage and erosion control issues.  Give us a call and let’s get started!