Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Unlicensed or un-trained drainage contractors
It has come to our attention that a few Landscapers that are UN-licensed or unskilled at Draiange & erosion control have
popped up in the Phoenix area recently advertising that they do Drainage work. Funny thing is these companies are trying to
imitate us. Since we started the category with the Arizona Registrar of contractors 13 years ago back in 2003, we have the
experience & know how having completed hundreds of successful drainage projects in Arizona. We still enjoy a perfect record
of no complaints with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors! Don't take a chance with your home by using UN-licensed or
UN-skilled companies. Landscape Drainage Solutions is the Real Deal in Arizona for all of your Landscape Drainage & Erosion
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Thursday, March 13, 2014
Who says It never Rains in Arizona?
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I have been on hundreds of Drainage consultations over the years here in Arizona & I always hear the same thing, But
it only rains a couple of times a year! Not true! And when it does rain here it is usually quite an event. So why is rain
a problem here in the desert? Well one answer is our clay soil.
First of all clay soil does not percolate well like
sand does for instance. So once the clay soil becomes saturated, it no longer seeps into the soil & finds it's way under
your homes foundation or inside your house, patios, garage or basement.
Besides Arizona's clay soil, Poorly planned
& executed Landscaping, Pools, Patios & other structres can block stormwater from flowing off your property.
Also, many homes are built on flat lots making it difficult to drain stormwater from the back yard
to the front street.
Summer monsoons pack a lot of stormwater in very little time quickly saturating the clay
soil & running off.
Winter storms although lighter, tend to last longer than summer monsoons often lasting
up to three days!
So as the saying goes here in Arizona, When it rains, it pours!
Tom Rubino, President, Landscape Drainage Solutions