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Drainage System Solutions

Drainage System Solutions by Orion

If you live in Georgia, chances are you have drainage or erosion control issues. Orion Erosion Control can help you identify and fix these problems with an array of different techniques & products. Outdoor areas are often overrun with excess rainwater/stormwater or standing water. Outdoor Channel Drain System and grate systems, stormwater pits and Flo-wells are designed to assist in moving water from where you don’t want it to where you do. Just a slight one percent grade is all you need to move your water through our drainage systems. Any area can look like a work of art with our attractive drains that you will almost forget they are only there to drain water. 
Remove large and small quantities of water from your outdoor areas.

Wet spots in your yard are a nuisance and an eyesore. Grass will die if it's underwater for too long. 
You can't mow over wet areas, and everyone tracks mud into the house. 
If the soggy area is close to your house, it can cause your basement to leak, or worse.


French Drain:

French drains are one option to address drainage issues. These drains are simple trenches about 6” to 8” wide and 10” to 24” deep. 
A trench is excavated and lined with filter fabric, a 4” perforated pipe is placed in the bottom of the trench, and then the trench is filled with washed gravel. Surface water will drain through this gravel and run through the pipe to a determined runoff point. A French drain is a versatile system for dealing with all kinds of drainage problems. It disperses water over a large area through a buried perforated pipe. The pipe must be surrounded by material that allows water to drain through. 
A French drain system can be used alone or combined with other drainage systems.

French Drain Installation


Channel Drain:

Channel Drain Systems prevent water from pooling in low spots with channel drain systems installed. Water usually pools at the base of steps when the sidewalk is sloped toward the step, leaving no place for the water to drain. This also happens when a backyard patio slopes toward the house foundation: stormwater has nowhere to go but to the place between the patio and foundation wall. 
If there is a seam along that contact edge, water will most likely seep along the basement wall and damage the foundation.
By installing a channel drain along the base of the wall or step, you provide a conduit to redirect water to a more suitable location.
Standard channel drains use a removable 4” to 6” grate. Drains can be deceptively effective so you shouldn’t need a wider drain for this application.

Catch Basin:

Do you have excessive water that stays in your yard after a rain? Does it take days for your yard to dry out after a heavy rain? 
These are signs that you may have a problem with your lawn drainage in Georgia. This is where we can help. 
Catch Basins/Storm Drains are used to pull water out of your yard that is pooling. These drains can make your yard usable and looking great again. Standing water in your yard will, of course, turn it into a muddy mess and saturated ground. 
We can install a storm drain that will get your yard back on track. We help with yard drainage for the entire Metro Atlanta. 

Catch Basin Installation

Flow Well Reservoir Systems:

Flow Well Reservoir Systems are very effective in Georgia and are code in new construction projects in the city of Atlanta now. Flow Well Reservoir Systems are similar in nature to a septic tank except it’s designed to leach inward as a collection point and release outward as the ground dries. This is specially designed for areas with elevation problems. Because water moves in both directions through filter fabric it is less likely to mat on the outside. The water weight or hydrostatic pressure forces water to percolate into the Earth’s surface faster. Flow wells are great for drying ground saturation problems as well and can be installed in conjunction with other drainage systems. Excavation Width: The width of diameter is important to create the correct leaching area for flow wells to work at its full potential (approx. 6 ft. in diameter).Excavation Depth: Water percolates in the ground at a fast rate, 4 ft. below the Earth’s surface.Excavation Locations: Every property is different, but generally the lowest portion is the drainage area. Determining factors are the elevation in conjunction with the gutter downspout height and basement proximity (we do not want to collect and store water near a basement wall). We also want to make sure the placement does not interfere with surface functionality or future property expansion or upgrade projects. (i.e. plantings, patios, home additions, etc…)Installation: The excavated area is lined with filter fabric and the assemble canister (approx. 24” in diameter x 28.75” high) in the middle of the excavated area. After integrated into the drainage system, the flow well is then surrounded by drainage aggregate on all sides. After drainage aggregate is installed it is covered by filter fabric and 6 in. to 1 ft. of soil.

Flo-Well

Gravel Pit: 
It is then filled with gravel to within 4 inches from the top. 
A perforated drain pipe is installed along low lying areas of poorly drained areas, capturing water from the soil and draining it into the drain pit. 
You can install a drain pit in one to two days, depending on the size and scope of the project.

Gravel Pit InstallationGravel Pit Installation # 2

 

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