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!
Get in touch
Call us on 0333 335 9929 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
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.
How does your system work?
Do you follow the herringbone layout of French drains?
How long after installation will my garden take to dry out?
Where To Find Us
Mole HQ, Wirral
Mole Group Utilities Ltd, 180-200 Pensby Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 7RJ
Unit 3 Ayton Workshops, 25 Raby Cross, Commercial Road, Byker, NE6 2FF
33 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AD
6 South Wing, Mansion House, Devington, Exminster, Devon, EX6 8UJ
Fronfellen House, Corris, Machynlleth, SY20 9TF