Bodine Construction Services, Inc.
"Where experience equals value."
The Pacific Northwest is well known for its lush green
vegetation. Most lawns become soggy
after multiple days of rain. Play fields and golf courses
drain rapidly because of extensive sub-grade drainage and
soil conditioning. Creating a healthy durable lawn in an area
with poorly draining soils, shade, and water instrusion can
involve many processes. Before contracting any work,
review the following issues and options to determine the right
solution for you.
Areas with poor drainage and poor soil structure may
include one or more of the following recommendations.
Lawns are damaged by excessive ground water and soil
structure; the topsoil compacts and becomes acidic.
For lawns that are moss infrested,
spongy to walk on, or that have ruts made by mowing or
after a rain. A rigorous program of soil enhancement should
follow to improve soil structure. In order to break up the
clay soils, add air to the root layer and lower the amount
of water trapped in the soil.
Area drains for areas where surface flooding happens
rapidly or flow patterns from other areas are clearly
defined. The use of a system that incorporates
strategically placed catch basins to facilitate rapid
collection of flood water is recommended.
Additional lawn renovations/conditioning may also be
Surface interceptor drains to lower the
water table and reduce the amount of sub-surface flow
through your lawn area. Includes area/catch basin
drains. This approach will solve flooding in the drainfield
area but will not improve the quality of the soil.
Additional lawn renovation/conditioning may also be required.
Complete lawn/soil removal for high traffic areas, areas with
poor soil content, hard pan, or clay soil.
Includes an interceptor system with full soil replacement
of drainfield and new rapidly draining soils under a layer
of good topsoil, (60/40 sand/compost).
Contact a representative to assess your situation and
provide written recommendations