Greensboro Expert Drainage Solutions to keep your home & yard dry

Proper drainage prevents soil erosion during heavy rain. It also prevents water damage from destroying your home by allowing it to flow away from the foundation. Custom drainage helps maintain the look of your landscaping and helps keep your property functional during the rainy season.

Step By Step Outdoor Living provides a variety of drainage solutions, customized to meet your specific needs. Our team is dedicated to creating tailored drainage solutions to safeguard your landscaping and protect your home.

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Benefits of Drainage Solutions

There are several benefits to investing in custom drainage solutions. When you look out on your property and don’t see large puddles of standing water, you will wonder why you didn’t contact us sooner.

  • Erosion Prevention: Effective drainage helps prevent soil erosion, which is particularly problematic on sloped properties. Erosion destroys your landscape and can lead to the loss of valuable topsoil, affecting plant health.
  • Preserve Landscape Features: Drainage systems protect landscape features such as flower beds, lawns, and garden beds from excess water. Poor drainage can lead to waterlogged soil, depriving plants of oxygen and essential nutrients.
  • Protect Home Foundations: Proper drainage is crucial for protecting the foundation of your home. Excess water around the foundation can lead to structural issues, including cracks and leaks. A drainage system diverts water away from the foundation, preserving the integrity of your home.

Techniques for Effective Drainage in Landscaping

There are many ways to install custom drainage on your property. Our team has the right equipment and enough real-world experience to expertly complete a variety of techniques.

French Drains

French drains are a popular and effective drainage solution. They consist of a perforated pipe surrounded by gravel installed underground to redirect water away from problematic areas. French drains are commonly used to address issues like soggy lawns or standing water.


Swales are shallow, broad channels designed to carry and manage water flow. They are often incorporated into landscapes to redirect surface water away from vulnerable areas. We can combine swales and landscaping plants to enhance their visual appeal.

Grading and Sloping

Proper grading and sloping are fundamental for controlling water runoff. We carefully shape the terrain to guide water away from nearby structures and low-lying areas, preventing pooling and erosion.

Retention and Detention Basins

Retention and detention basins are great solutions for managing stormwater runoff. These basins temporarily hold excess water, allowing it to gradually infiltrate into the soil. These are particularly useful for larger properties or commercial landscapes.
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Common Drainage Issues and Solutions

You could encounter excess water in a number of areas on your property. Here are a few common drainage problems we encounter and drainage solutions we use:

  • Soggy lawns: For lawns with poor drainage, aerating the soil and installing French drains can help alleviate waterlogging issues, promoting a healthier lawn.
  • Basement flooding: Basement flooding is often a result of poor surface drainage or issues with the foundation. Implementing exterior drainage systems, such as French drains or gutter extensions, can redirect water away from the foundation.
  • Pooling water: Areas with consistent pooling water can benefit from grading adjustments, swales, or the installation of catch basins to effectively manage water flow.

Protect Your Property With Custom Drainage Solutions

Proper drainage protects buildings on your property from sustaining water damage. It also protects your landscape design and keeps topsoil in place. Investing in French drains, grading adjustments, and other techniques is a wise decision that pays off in the long run.

Step By Step Outdoor Living offers a free estimate for custom drainage in Greensboro and the nearby communities.

Fill out our contact form to schedule an estimate, or call our team directly at 336-203-9249.