Think about the last rainstorm that came through the area.
Did you pay attention to how the stormwater flowed on your Atlanta commercial property? Were there puddles that collected in some low spots on hardscapes or between hardscapes and lawns?
Maybe water always collects there. Maybe puddles even pooled in areas you didn’t expect. Is rain flowing in repeated patterns down slopes causing strange curvy or roughly shaped lines in your lawn?
And, worst of all, are you seeing all this excess water in some areas causing lawns to yellow or brown and some plant material to perform poorly with wilting leaves and stunted growth?
Commercial property managers often underestimate the critical importance of drainage in their landscapes. Poor water flow can erode soil, threaten plant material and cause damage to building foundations. Where land is flat, soils are dense with clay or water tables are high, a well-designed drainage system is top priority.
And most hardscapes on commercial properties often experience more runoff than landscapes due to the lack of water absorption.
Trench drains can be a great solution for this runoff. With trench drains, you can accelerate the movement of water or intercept and redirect subsurface water. Water always takes the path of least resistance, so it would much rather travel through drain pipes than force its way through soil or collect on hardscapes.