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How to Drain Stormwater From Your Property

by غزل موسوی

Proper stormwater drainage is important both for your well-being as well as for the environment. A storm water draining system prevents flooding, which also prevents illnesses carried by water to spread, while it also prevents erosion and other damaging effects on the environment. The best storm water drainage solution is the one that targets all possible sources of trouble on your property. In order to provide your property with a drainage solution that suits it as well as possible, there are a few things you need to think about.

Deep rooted trees

If you have a lot of trees on your property, you should remove some of them to give the remaining trees space to grow and attach their roots deeper into the ground. Trees with deep roots helps with pushing water deep down into the soil, meaning that stormwater that is absorbed by the trees gets redirected into the ground where it gets filtrated and ends up in the groundwater. Have a professional evaluate what trees to save and which you should cut down for the best drainage solution.


If you have a hill or a slope on your property, this is a place that can cause a lot of issues when heavy rains start to fall, as the downward angle directs water to the bottom of the slope where it then can start to flood. Have a trench dug at the bottom of any slope that you might have on your property to safely gather stormwater. If the trenches fill up quickly, even though you have dug them as deep as you can, you should hire a contractor to dig a rainwater direction pipe into your trench, which will transport the water to a assigned location where it won't do any harm.

Underground drainage

If you notice places on your property where puddles tend to form when subjected to heavy rainfall, you might need a more advanced stormwater drainage solution that uses perforated underground pipes to direct the water to a reservoir or water source. Although the solution is rather simple, you need to hire a professional to do the actual work, as there might be underground cables or structures that you are unaware of that would prevent the laying of a drainage pipe. You might also, if the pipes stretches outside of your property, need a permit to lay them. A construction company will be able to help you with obtaining that type of permit.