Control Heavy Runoff – Solving Drainage and Erosion Problems

“An essential part of storm water management is keeping water from leaving your property, or at least slowing its flow as much as possible. Many home lawns are sloped to encourage water to run off onto neighboring property or streets.”.

Capture runoff

The following approaches to redirect and capture runoff can be used to control heavy runoff causing prolonged wet areas or yard erosion.

If you have heavy runoff from roof downspouts and neighboring properties, redirecting or capturing runoff can provide better control. These techniques will minimize the amount of water that accumulates or that causes erosion in the problem area. Many of the practices described below can be used in tandem: for example, you can safely redirect runoff and then capture it and allow it to soak into the soil…

Read more: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/soil-water-conservation/drainage-problem-control-runoff