Land drainage and surface water experts in Manchester.
Solving your garden and land drainage issues.
Nothing can turn a garden, patio, or drive from a lovely space to a living nightmare as quickly as a drainage problem. With the right assessment and equipment, a water issue can be solved fairly quickly. We have carried out 100s of repairs all over Greater Manchester.
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There is no one size fits all approach to effectively fixing a drainage issue as there are a number of factors, laws and regulations to consider when deciding on the best approach. A water issue usually appears because the ground is too compact or previous landscaping work has been carried out incorrectly.
Our team have conducted many different land drainage fixes in and around Manchester, with each job being unique our team is highly experienced and can advise you on the best steps to reducing and elimiting surface water.
It is important we visit the affected area to assess the damage, identify the cause of the problem, and asses the best solution for you.
Once our expert has studied the area they will talk you through what they have found and the best way forward. This will be followed up with a fully transparent quote and start date.
Eliminating the water
Based on what our expert and yourself agreed our team will turn up and carry out the work. At all times you will be updated by your dedicated project manager.
Drainage Problems In Manchester
large driveways/patios with your drainage
Large Driveways or Patios (with non-porous surfaces) create large catchment areas during rainfall, which is normally directed across the surface into neighbouring flower beds or drains. During peak conditions, a large driveway or patio (for example: area 100m2) will capture approximately 2540 litres if 1 inch (25mm) of rain falls, which often does in peak storm in less than an hour. If the gradient of your Driveway/Patio directs its catchment area of rainfall to an area that cannot cope with the vast amount of water it collects, then you may experience puddling, waterlogging or even flooding of the affected area.
Your house might be found on Clay Soil, which commonly has a really low porosity i.e. Water can not soak through the clay soil into the ground. When heavy rains or big amounts of water go into the site, this produces wet upper topsoil layers, i.e waterlogging and flooding. Every site has unique residential or commercial properties and attributes, however Oakleigh Manor have a big range of Drainage options which will offer a help your problem.
Big roof-spaces & little soakaways
The resin gravel market is saturated with less expensive choices for surface services, but the reality is any substantial financial investment is unworthy the risk of a less expensive product that won’t last as long. Unlike lots of competitors, all our Resin Bound Gravel Specifications feature the optimum 7% resin content, guaranteeing optimal strength and durability, all backed up by a 10-year maker back.
water entering your property
You might be suffering from water entering your residential or commercial property, either springing through the ground, running in over your border due to a natural slope into your land, water running in from the public highway. Much of these cases frequently not your fault often hard to determine where from, or show it. Rest assured for the most part, Oakleigh Manor can create a service to assist the avoidance of your issue.
Heavily compacted soils often have a very low porosity i.e. Water can not soak through the clay soil into the ground. These are in some cases triggered by heavy machinery trafficking the location, stockpiling of products within the area. This kind of issue is commonly seen within just recently developed homes or locations that have recently gotten heavy trafficking.
large driveways/patios with your drain
Big Driveways or Patios (with non-porous surfaces) develop large catchment areas during rainfall, which is generally directed throughout the surface into neighbouring flower beds or drains. During peak conditions, a big driveway or patio (for example: location 100m2) will capture around 2540 litres if 1 inch (25mm) of rain falls, which frequently performs in peak storm in less than an hour. If the gradient of your Driveway/Patio directs its catchment area of rains to an area that can not manage the large amount of water it collects, then you may experience puddling, waterlogging or perhaps flooding of the afflicted location.
The ground beneath us is complete of water all around the UK, the level of the ground water is understood as the Water Table. If the The Water Table is high and within your location, you will frequently experience wet soils, waterlogging and often flooding. You might be suffering from water entering your property, either springing through the ground, running in over your limit due to a natural slope into your land, water running in from the public highway. If the gradient of your Driveway/Patio directs its catchment location of rains to an area that can not cope with the large amount of water it gathers, then you might experience puddling, waterlogging or even flooding of the affected location.
All issue gardens are examined separately for a bespoke option taking into account all the potential contributory aspects. Typically what you believe is the reason for a waterlogged garden is actually just a knock on result from issues somewhere else. Mole Group has extensive experience of detecting garden drainage problems and identifiying the causes of waterlogged ground.
Only as soon as we comprehend the results of variations of soil types/ inclines/ areas/ grass/ moss/ sunshine will we particularly design a drainage option and deal with setting up garden drainage. That system might include a soakaway system, a drainage sump, a garden drainage pump– but you can rest assured that it will be the ideal option to your drain problems.
Elements Contributing to Poor Garden Drainage
- Topography/ lay of the land
- Positioning relative to inclines
- Concreted or patio locations
- Poor guttering on outhouse, greenhouses and so on
- Soil type, particularly heavy clay
- Sunshine and shade
- Grass and moss
- Changes to neighbouring locations
Symptoms of Poor Garden Drainage
- Holding water, particularly in borders or low points of the lawn
- Takes a very long time to dry after rainfall
- Water constantly present even in summertime
- Moss on the lawn
- Marsh grass on the lawn
- Waterlogged ground!
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