All problem gardens are assessed individually for a bespoke solution taking into account all the potential contributory factors. Often what you think is the cause of a waterlogged garden is actually just a knock on effect from problems elsewhere. Mole Group has extensive experience of diagnosing garden drainage problems and identifiying the causes of waterlogged ground.

Only once we understand the effects of variations of soil types / inclines / locations / grass / moss / sunshine will we specifically design a drainage solution and work on installing garden drainage. That system may involve a soakaway system, a drainage sump, a garden drainage pump – but you can rest assured that it will be the right solution to your drainage problems.

Generic garden drainage systems are simply not as effective as custom garden drainage solutions from Mole Group.

Factors Contributing to Poor Garden Drainage

  • Topography / lay of the land
  • Positioning relative to inclines
  • Concreted or patio areas
  • Poor guttering on outhouse, greenhouses etc.
  • Soil type, particularly heavy clay
  • Sunshine and shade
  • Grass and moss
  • Changes to neighbouring areas

Symptoms of Poor Garden Drainage

  • Holding water, specifically in borders or low points of the lawn
  • Takes a long time to dry out after rainfall
  • Water always present even in summer
  • Moss on the lawn
  • Marsh grass on the lawn
  • Waterlogged ground!

Our Process

Get in touch

Call us on 0151 605 1469 and tell us about your problem. Don’t worry, won't ‘hard sell’, we’ll just ask a few basic questions about the job.

Get an estimate

We can usually give you an estimate without coming out to you – we use Google Earth and 3D imaging to see what problem is.

Get the job done

If you’re happy with the estimate, we will arrange a site visit. We will have seen problems like yours before and successfully fixed them

Relax

We’ll take care of all the necessary applications and permits if required, get the job done quickly and efficiently, and leave everything clean and tidy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Mole’s system include a French Drain or Soakaway?

Sometimes we install a French drain with our system but it is not always necessary. In many parts of the country soakaways do not work, for example in clay-based soils the water would be held like in a bowl and this can make the problem worse.

Find out more about soakaways here

How does your system work?

It is our own unique pumped system which costs little over a penny a day to run. Water is filtered and excess water is discharged into the existing drain system.

Do you follow the herringbone layout of French drains?

No. The herringbone layout is a “one size fits all” approach which does not address the specific elements of each site. As engineers we look for the causes of the situation in order to affect a long term resolution – sometimes that involves using a herringbone layout, but sometimes it will be a different system that will give you the best results.

How long after installation will my garden take to dry out?

It varies depending on weather, severity and time of year, but you should start to see an immediate improvement and a reduction in standing water.

Mole Group are expert garden drainage engineers

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Where To Find Us

Mole HQ, Wirral
Unit 9, Tarran Way South, Tarran Industrial Estate, Moreton, Wirral, CH46 4TP

North East
Unit 3 Ayton Workshops, 25 Raby Cross, Commercial Road, Byker, NE6 2FF

London
33 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AD

South West
6 South Wing, Mansion House, Devington, Exminster, Devon, EX6 8UJ

Wales
Fronfellen House, Corris, Machynlleth, SY20 9TF

Contact Us

Email
[email protected]

Phone
0333 335 9929