Drainage & Popup Services | Myrtle Beach, SC

Why French Drains, Catch Basins or Tightline Drains?

Beach Border Curbing serves the Myrtle Beach, SC area for drainage and Popups! French drains, catch basins & tightline drains are effective solutions for managing water runoff and preventing water accumulation in hardscaped areas. The choice between the three options depends on the specific needs and circumstances of the property in question. Let the experts here at Beach Borders Curbing correct the drainage issues with your yard. 

French Drains: A French drain is a trench filled with gravel or rock that contains a perforated pipe. The pipe allows water to flow through it while the gravel or rock aids in filtering out debris. Water is then directed away from the problem area to a more suitable location or into a drainage system. French drains are typically installed at a downward slope, allowing gravity to help move the water through the pipe. These drains are effective at preventing water accumulation and can be used in various settings, such as around foundations, in yards, or along driveways. 

Catch Basins: A catch basin is a type of drainage system that collects water through a grate or grill and directs it into a subsurface pipe or drainage network. These basins are often used to capture water runoff from roofs, driveways, or other hardscaped areas. Catch basins can be installed in combination with other drainage solutions, such as French drains, to create an effective water management system. They are particularly useful in areas with high levels of precipitation or where water accumulation is a persistent issue.

Tightline Drains: Tightline drains are a type of drainage system usually used in plumbing. They are designed to create a continuous slope from the highest drain point to the lowest drain point, ensuring that water flows smoothly through the system without any obstructions. This design prevents standing water and reduces the risk of clogs and backups. The term “tightline” refers to the way the drain pipes are connected, with each pipe fitting tightly against the next, creating a continuous, seamless line. This design prevents leaks and makes the drainage system more efficient.

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