Turning Low Spots into Dry Spots

A surface drain is used to move large amounts of water that collect on top of the ground. In most cases down spouts from rain gutters are also tied into the surface drain to help move water. A 4” pipe is placed underground with collection boxes located at optimal areas which collect surface water and moved away from the affected area. These are the most common type of drain used to correct improper drainage or grading.

Low Profile and Standard Basins

There are several catch basin options available to the home owner. Geo-Tech only uses the low-profile type catch basins. The low-profile basin does not allow standing water to accumulate at the bottom. The standard basin on the other hand, allows water to pool at the bottom of the basin, which can poses a health hazard not to mention a perfect place for mosquitoes to lay their eggs.

Grates come in many styles, materials, and colors. Our standard grates come in black or green and are made of durable polypropylene with UV inhibitors to reduce sun damage.

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(Note: This surface drain had just been installed. In time, the grass will grow back and only the grate will be visible.)