Germantown MD Drainage & Erosion Control

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Germantown MD Drainage & Erosion Control

Take Back Your Yard! Drainage and Erosion Control Makes It Usable All Year Round

Are you tired of gullies in your yard, making it difficult and messy to walk around during the rainy season? Do you simply avoid walking around outside while snow melts or after a big storm?

Take your yard back from the mud and the puddles. The proper drainage and erosion control measures Germantown, MD, make it accessible in every season. Here at East Coast Landscape Design, we have the team of experts who can fix your problems, adding value, beauty and functionality to your property.

The Problem

When too much water is trying to soak into earth, the soil can’t absorb it all. The result is mud, holes and erosion. Residents of Germantown, MD, are familiar with drainage and erosion control problems specific to this area.

After storms, runoff that isn’t properly controlled can penetrate foundations, cause major soil erosion problems and damage the existing landscaping. The yard is unattractive with all the standing water. Damage to lawn and other vegetation is long-lasting, taking away from the yard’s beauty even during the spring and summer.

Over time, foundations develop cracks and leaks. This leads to moisture damage in basements, including:

  • Warped floors
  • Mold and mildew
  • Water stains in walls, ceiling and floors
  • Damage to tiles and other flooring
  • Weakening of wood
  • Wet carpets
  • Ruined furniture
  • Damage to stored items in the basement
  • Problems with window casements
  • Damage to electrical wiring

Eventually it can lead to structural problems with your home, which affects the safety and value of your entire investment.

Unchecked drainage and soil erosion problems cost you money, prevent you from getting the best use of your home and property and result in unattractive yards.

The Solution

Actually, drainage and erosion problems in Germantown, MD, require a range of solutions, not just one. A comprehensive approach involves the use of landscaping, the right drain installation for the particular terrain, pipe systems, swale areas, dry stream beds and waterproofing the foundations of the house.

The experts at East Coast Landscape Design have been finding solutions since 1979. They have the expertise and experience to match the solution to the problem. They find the cause and create a plan to fix it. They don’t rely on just covering up the results of the problem. Their expert approach deals with the origin of your drainage and erosion problems in Germantown, MD. They find the source of the problem so it is fixed completely.

The Staff

East Coast Landscape Design has the experts on staff to put your property to rights. This starts with our senior geotechnical engineer who has first-hand knowledge of local soil and terrain conditions. He makes sure that worksite conditions are handled correctly and stays on top of grading and slope issues.

Our experienced landscapers use advanced techniques and materials to naturally solve drainage and erosion control issues in Germantown, MD. These help to protect your home, while at the same time creating a yard that is attractive and usable.

Our skilled stonemasons and drainage workers know the right material for each job. They use materials made by highly respected manufacturers like American Excelsior and SI Geosolutions. All drainage work is backed by companies with excellent reputations for watertight drainage products, including NDS and ADS.

The Methods

A mix of methods are used on properties in Germantown, MD, for drainage and erosion control. These include landscape solutions and the installation of drains and landscape features. Waterproofing foundations in areas where drainage is an issue is also essential.

There are several types of drains that can be installed, including:

  • French drains
  • Storm drains
  • Drains and pipe systems put in below the surface

After analyzing your specific soil and terrain conditions, the experts at East Coast Landscape Design will decide which drain will fix the problem. They might combine this with a dry streambed or stone drainage swale areas to fix it completely. All of our methods meet or exceed the specifications of the state of Maryland.

The local conditions in Germantown, MD, affect which drainage and erosion control methods that need to be used. When your drainage functions adequately, it means water moves from one place to another in a controlled manner. This is just the opposite of what happens after a storm, when runoff from your home and garage overwhelms your downspouts and gutters.

With proper equipment and materials, you can guide the water safely away from your home and its foundations. The perfect system of drainage redirects the water into catch basins and keeps it safely away from foundations.

The correct grading can work wonders. This means using landscaping and grading your property to control the runoff. Implemented by experts, these methods keep water away from your home and other structures and prevent standing water that makes your yard unusable.

Using Walkways, Driveways and Retaining Walls

When designed and installed the right way, your walkways and driveway can help reduce drainage issues and erosion problems in Germantown, MD. Our experts know how to set the grade and slope to ensure proper water runoff. It is also necessary to prepare the soil both under and around a driveway or walkway.

If you are thinking of adding either of these to your property, be sure to work with technicians that understand the impact of this type of construction on drainage issues. When the work is done as part of a comprehensive plan, you not only stop your erosion problems, you also get a driveway or walkway that is virtually maintenance free, long lasting and attractive.

Retaining walls require the right engineering to function well for drainage and erosion control in Germantown, MD, properties. They help with drainage and protect the hilly parts of your property that are subject to erosion and the effects of gravity.

A well designed retaining wall can terrace a slope, preserve an existing grade, create a new flatter space for a garden or spot to relax. They can protect you’re the current zones in your yard, like play areas, vegetable gardens, conversation spots and recreation areas.

In addition, retaining walls can add a focal point that highlights your landscaping design, defines areas of use and adds vertical design elements to your exterior décor. They can make it possible to add patio or give the soil the support it needs for a new driveway or walkway.

The experts at East Coast Landscape Design are skilled with all types of retaining walls, including:

  • Gravity
  • Cantilevered
  • Sheet piling
  • Anchored

They can handle the project from start to finish, including excavation, grading, constructing with the right materials, stabilizing slopes and handling erosion control issues.

One of the biggest advantages you get by using a full-service company like East Coast Landscape Design is the beauty of the finished project. Form and function go hand-in-hand because your team includes an engineer, stonemasons and landscapers. You are never left with a sterile, industrial solution. Instead, all the work enhances the look of your property, adding value and usability.

One-Stop Service

For over three decades, our team at East Coast Landscape Design has been serving homeowners in Germantown, MD, for drainage and erosion control issues. In addition, we have the expertise for all types of outdoor projects, including:

  • Patios
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Firepits and fireplaces
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Walkways
  • Driveways
  • Retaining walls
  • All types of landscaping needs

Call or use the contact form on the website. We are happy to provide you with a no-obligation quote. If you have questions, just ask. We are here to help.

See what some of our customers think

Maryland landscaping customer

The retaining wall and paver patio was tastefully blended into the back of our house and the contours and seams were impeccable.... The field stone terrace garden plots were truly a work of art and science... Thanks again for such a beautiful job.

- Dr. E. Bothwell
Olney MD

Maryland landscaping customer

One year after you finished our landscaping, I must say that we are overwhelmed at how fabulous you have made our home look.

- N. Bobys
Rockville, MD

Maryland landscaping customer

We are thrilled with our new stream and pond. We waited a long time, did a lot of research and talked to many landscapers about this work. Although we were expecting your work to be good, it turned out better than our expectations. Your attitude, as well as your crew's, was professional and upbeat...

- K. Ryan and M. Koslow
Washington DC

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