Everyone wants water in the garden: in the pond, on flowers, plants and the lawn. But flooding? Nobody is happy about that! More and more gardens have a spacious terrace to enjoy. Intensive or prolonged rainfall can cause flooding in your garden. In addition, more and more municipalities want you to take care of the collection and drainage of rainwater in order to reduce the burden on the municipal sewer. This requires solutions. We help you with functional, sustainable and aesthetic solutions for water management in your own garden!
Prevention is always better
Prevention is always better than cure. A well-functioning drainage gutter in the garden helps to divert the water. You can also think of a drain in your garden, where it is wise to build everything a little larger. Because many people have tiled their garden and driveway, the rainwater can no longer sink into the ground quickly. What helps is to install a drainage gutter for your terrace and a gutter driveway next to the floor drain. This offers water a quick retreat and reduces the chance that it will remain standing.
When it rains for a long time or when a lot of rain falls in a short time, the garden cannot cope with that. Water remains and puddles form. In itself that does not have to be a problem. It will be when the old water is still present and new rain water is added. Thanks to a garden drainage gutter, in combination with a gutter driveway, a drainage system is created and the water can drain away. Maybe not immediately, but certainly when peace has returned. As a result, new rain will not be an extra burden. Preventing waterlogging not only helps the garden. A terrace drainage gutter ensures that excess water does not damage or even penetrate the terrace.
The ease of drainage
A garden drainage gutter has another advantage. In beautiful summer weather, the children's pool is filled with water. When it is time to drain it, the garden gutter will ensure that it can be removed quickly. Or, you may want to drain the pond to maintain it and then refill it. As you can see, a garden gutter is a pleasure in many cases. It is easy to maintain, because if you sweep it regularly with a broom, the water will do the rest of the work and drain small parts. The lid is also removable, so that you can also clean the gutter yourself, which guarantees good drainage of the water. Water in itself is a wonderful gift, but too much can cause a lot of trouble. Thanks to a cleverly constructed network of drainage gutters in the driveway, the garden and along the terrace, the water can find its way and the risk of discomfort is considerably reduced.
Do it yourself
What should you pay attention to when installing drainage gutters?
- Always place the gutters slightly lower, approximately 4 mm, than the surroundings. This allows the water to drain away.
- Connect them to the sewerage system or a drain. With a small drain, you can also think of a connection to the collecting basin.
- Always place a leaf trap and an odor trap at the drain pipe to which the gutters are connected. Place the leaf catcher so that you can easily reach it to remove the leaves.
- Make sure that the gutters are level, so that there is no water collection point, which can cause flooding at that location. In order to remain level, you must make the substrate firm. An extra layer of fine gravel, mixed with sand, helps.
- Think of the inspection hatches. Place enough of it so that you can always and everywhere remove leaves, etc., so that bottlenecks cannot arise.
- Would you like to construct a terrace or a new lawn? Then start with the drainage channels. Prevent dirt from entering by covering it temporarily.