Drainage Improvement and Design

All Texas homes have an inherit problem when it comes to rain and run-off water—it collects and stands still between homes and in the backyard. While, for some, this may be considered simply an irritant when you take out your trash and have to walk through puddles, it can also be a health hazard. Mosquitoes and disease can grow in the stagnant water around your home. Mosquitoes are known to carry any number of sicknesses from person to person. Standing water can also cause foundation problems here in Texas, due to the clay soils that hold the water.  It is important that the moisture distributed evenly so that the ground swells and contract equally.

Palumbo’s combats standing water issues with various Drainage Improvement and Design techniques. We turn standing water and marshy yards in to healthy thriving green lawns that you can allow your kids to play and walk on without worry.

French Drains

French drains are the most common remedy for the inherited drainage problem caused by poor contractor grading and landscaping. We come in and dig, prep, fill and level the playing field so water drains underground as it should, rather than getting stopped by the levels of clay soil and high water table.

This relatively simple process can be accomplished within a day for most yards and areas.

Surface Drains

Another common method for clearing the water is surface drains. Surface Drains collect water flow and direct it away from troubled areas. This method is mostly used around pools and where roof lines converge.

This relatively simple process can be accomplished within a day for most yards and areas.


We fix contractor grading. We improve the way the landscape ebbs and flows to ensure proper drainage happens, minimizing or eliminating standing water and marshy grass.

A fair number of landscaping flaws and problems stem from poor contractor grading and landscaping. While this is true, it’s not purposeful. Contractor’s main concern is building a quality home. They leave the quality landscaping to the new homeowners and a landscape contractor.

While regrading is a little messier, the effects are well worth the temporary destruction. Like remodeling a home, remodeling the landscaping is sometimes the best way to improve drainage issues. And the results when we are finished are awe-inspiring.


We find more often than not, that it takes a combination of all three method to solve a drainage problem.  We are never get stuck on one type of solution, we look at the whole issue and come up with a solution without creating another problem.

If you’d like to prevent disease, lower the mosquito population at your home, or stabilize your home’s foundation with improvement drainage and design, call Palumbo’s today and get a hands-on approach to a healthier lawn with a Free Estimate.