Landscape Drainage Solutions

Water is an essential element in any landscape design, but it can also be a destructive force if not properly managed. Improper drainage can lead to water accumulation, which can damage plants, erode soil, and cause structural problems. At Top Tier Custom Landscape, we design and construct drainage systems that will protect not only your landscape but also your home or business from the damaging effects of water. Contact us today at (214) 609-7605 to get started.

One of the most overlooked aspects of landscape design is drainage. Even some of the most experienced landscapers often fail to properly account for drainage when planning a new landscape. However, proper drainage is critical to the health of your landscape and the longevity of your hardscape features, which is why it is one of our primary areas of focus at Top Tier Custom Landscape.

What Causes Poor Landscape Drainage?

Poor drainage is often the result of a combination of factors, including poor landscape design, improper land grading, poor soil quality, and inadequate or clogged drainage systems.

Poor Landscape Design

A great landscape design must take into account the lay of the land, and specifically, the direction in which water will flow. This is the reason why it’s important to have a certified professional to do your landscape design.

Land Grading

If your property isn’t graded correctly, water will pool in certain areas instead of draining away. This can be due to a number of factors, including natural topography, improper placement of hardscape features, or failure to properly slope the land away from buildings and other structures.

Poor Soil Quality

If your soil has too much clay content, water will not be able to penetrate the ground. Clay is a very dense material, so it forms a seal that prevents water from seeping through. It also has a low absorption rate, which can lead to flooding during heavy rains.

Inadequate or Clogged Drainage Systems

Even if your property is graded correctly and has good quality soil, improper or nonexistent drainage systems can lead to water accumulation and flooding. Drainage systems can also become clogged with debris over time, preventing water from flowing away properly.

How Can Top Tier Custom Landscape Help?

At Top Tier Custom Landscape, we have the experience and expertise to properly assess your property and design a drainage system that will mitigate the risk of water damage. We offer a variety of drainage solutions to protect your landscape, including:

French Drains

A French drain is a trench filled with gravel or crushed stone that redirects water away from an area where it can cause damage. French drains are usually installed along the edge of the property, where water is most likely to accumulate.

Sump Pumps

A sump pump is a device that pumps water out of a sump pit, which is a hole in the ground that collects water. Sump pumps are commonly used in crawlspaces to keep them dry, but they can also be used in outdoor areas to prevent flooding.

Dry River Bed

A dry river bed is a gravel-filled channel that carries water away from a flood-prone area during heavy rains. It is often used in conjunction with other drainage solutions, such as French drains, to provide additional protection against flooding.

Detention Tanks

Detention tanks are used to store water temporarily so that it can be released slowly, preventing flooding and soil erosion. They are underground structures that are usually installed next to canals and storm drains.

Downspout Extensions

Downspouts are the pipes that carry rainwater from your gutters to the ground. Downspout extensions are used to direct water away from your foundation and prevent it from pooling around your home.


Drywells are underground chambers that collect and store water until it can be absorbed into the ground. They are often used in areas where the soil has a high clay content or poor drainage.

Pop-up Emitters

Pop-up emitters are devices that are installed at the end of a drainage pipe. They open when water is present and close when it is not, allowing water to flow out while preventing debris from entering the pipe.

Don’t Let Poor Drainage Ruin Your Landscape

If you’re experiencing problems with water accumulation and flooding on your property, don’t wait until it’s too late. Top Tier Custom Landscape can help you design and install an effective drainage system to protect your investment. Contact us today at (214) 609-7605 to learn more about our landscape drainage solutions or request a free, no-obligation estimate. We look forward to serving you.