DRAINAGE & EROSION
We love providing functional and beautiful spaces! One of the most important functional factors of landscape design is the consideration of how to handle water flow on and around the property to avoid stagnant water and erosion. Our expert designers address this in the beginning stages of your landscape design process. During the design and planning stage of your project, we consider things like water runoff and how it will affect your entire landscape and outdoor living spaces. Our designers are trained to find the best possible way to effectively and creatively drain water and sewage while also providing a pleasing aesthetic to your property. A sample of unique solutions to water drainage can be rain chains or french drains.
Manmade sink holes can cause severe damage to a home or anything surrounding them. There are three different types of sink holes: a development hole, a lot clearing hole, and a clean up hole. A development hole occurs during the beginning stage of construction when debris is buried rather than disposed of properly. A lot clearing hole is more common, and is usually created during the end of construction of the original foundation. A clean up hole occurs when the remaining debris at the end of a project is buried.
Natural sink holes are also common and occur when there is a collapsing of bedrock of underground holes. On the surface these holes can be cumbersome and seem to never be filled. We have unique solutions to solve the problem at its core.
Each sink hole is different, and should be approached with caution. At Outdoor Makeover & Living Spaces, we are trained to properly fill a sink hole with the right compacting materials. We use a few different approaches and can work within your budget.