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Yard Drainage Contractor

Drainage Expert

At Modern Upgrade, we offer expert yard drainage solutions to help prevent water accumulation and potential damage to your property. We take all factors into account, and provide a tailored plan to redirect water flow. We offer guidance throughout the entire process and are committed to providing the highest quality service. We leverage the latest technology, guaranteeing innovative and efficient solutions. What sets us apart is our commitment to excellence, demonstrated by our staff's completion of specialized courses at Rutgers University in this field.

Why Opt for our services?

Our commitment to personalized service sets us apart. We understand that every property is unique, and our team crafts customized drainage plans tailored to your specific needs. By conducting thorough assessments, we ensure that our solutions are precisely designed to address the drainage challenges of your property, providing effective and lasting results.

Customized Plan

Innovation and Skilled Team

 Embrace the advantages of modern technology in drainage solutions. We stay ahead of the curve by incorporating proven techniques for high quality results. Our skilled team are trained to find the problem and handle it with expertise and efficiency.

Top quality Materials 

We provide a solution that is both effective and long lasting. We can achieve these results with top quality materials and incorporating them to your property. 

Signs you have drainage problems.


Pooling Water- Persistent pooling or standing water in certain areas of your yard, especially after rainfall, is a clear indicator of drainage issues.

Soil Erosion-Noticeable soil erosion, where topsoil is washed away, can suggest that water is not draining properly and is causing erosion.

Soggy or Waterlogged Soil-If your yard feels consistently soggy or waterlogged, it may indicate poor drainage, preventing water from dissipating into the soil.

Mold or Mildew Growth-Excessive moisture can lead to the growth of mold or mildew on the ground, structures, or plants in your yard.

Foundation Cracks-Water accumulating around your home's foundation can lead to cracks or damage, signaling drainage problems that need attention.

Unhealthy Plants-If plants show signs of stress, such as wilting or yellowing, it might be due to poor drainage affecting their root health.

Puddles on Hard Surfaces- Water puddles on driveways, pathways, or other hardscapes can indicate inadequate drainage, causing water to collect in these areas.

Foul Odors-Stagnant water can lead to unpleasant odors in your yard, suggesting poor drainage and potential water stagnation.

Causes of water pooling

Drainage problems can arise from various factors. Common causes including:

Poor Grading-Improper slope or grading around a property can lead to water pooling in certain areas instead of draining away.

Clogged Drains or Gutters-Accumulation of debris, leaves, or other materials in drains and gutters can impede the flow of water, causing backups and water accumulation.

Inadequate Drainage Systems-Insufficient or poorly designed drainage systems, such as lacking proper channels or pipes, can contribute to water retention issues.

Soil Composition-Certain soil types, like clay, may have poor drainage properties, leading to waterlogging.

Lack of Vegetative Cover-Absence of vegetation or proper ground cover can contribute to soil erosion and reduce natural drainage capabilities.

Structural Issues-Cracks or damage to foundations, walls, or driveways can disrupt the natural flow of water and contribute to drainage problems.

Common Types of Drainages

French Drain 

A French drain is a trench filled with gravel containing a perforated pipe that redirects surface water and ground water away from an undesired area. It's designed to prevent water accumulation and drainage issue, commonly used around foundations or in yards to manage excess water and prevent water damage. 

Dry Well Drainage 

A dry well drainage system is an underground structure designed to manage excess water by providing a reservoir for surface runoff or collected rainwater to slowly percolate into the surrounding soil. It consists of a well, often filled with gravel or stone, which allows water to gradually infiltrate into the ground, preventing waterlogging and promoting effective drainage. Dry well systems are commonly used to handle stormwater runoff from roofs, driveways, or other impermeable surfaces. They contribute to managing water flow and preventing issues such as soil erosion and flooding.

Storm Drainage 

Storm drainage refers to a system designed to manage and control the runoff of rainwater, particularly during heavy storms. This system includes various components like storm sewers, drains, gutters, and other structures that collect and channel rainwater away from streets, buildings, and other urban areas. The primary goal of storm drainage is to prevent flooding, reduce erosion, and protect infrastructure by efficiently directing excess rainwater to designated outlets, often leading to natural bodies of water or stormwater treatment facilities.

Pool Drainage

Pool drainage around the outside of the pool usually refers to the system designed to manage water runoff from the pool area. This can include surface water from rainfall or splashing, as well as water that may accumulate around the pool deck. Proper drainage is crucial to prevent water damage, erosion, or other issues. It often involves the installation of drains, slopes, or other features to guide water away from the pool and surrounding areas.

Gutter Drainage System

A gutter drainage system is designed to collect and redirect rainwater or melting snow away from a building's or home roof and foundation. It typically consists of gutters, downspouts, and sometimes additional components like splash blocks or underground drainage pipes. Gutters are installed along the roof edges to capture water runoff, and downspouts carry this water down to the ground. The system helps prevent water damage to the building, erosion around the foundation, and enhances overall property drainage by directing water away from vulnerable areas.

Surface Drainage

Surface drainage refers to the management of water that accumulates on the ground surface, preventing it from pooling or causing damage. It involves the shaping of the land to guide water flow away from specific areas, such as buildings or low-lying regions prone to flooding. Techniques for surface drainage may include creating slopes, swales, or channels to direct water away. Effective surface drainage is crucial for preventing soil erosion, waterlogging, and maintaining the integrity of structures and landscapes.

Driveway Drainage

Driveway drainage involves implementing systems or measures to manage water runoff on driveways effectively. This is crucial to prevent water accumulation, erosion, and potential damage to the driveway or surrounding areas. Common methods include the installation of trench drains along the sides of the driveway, creating a slope to guide water away, or using permeable materials that allow water to pass through. Proper driveway drainage helps maintain the structural integrity of the driveway and ensures a safe and well-maintained surface.

Areas we service.

Servicing Union County, NJ

Servicing Middlesex County, NJ

Servicing Somerset County, NJ

Servicing Hunterdon County, NJ

Serving Mercer County,NJ
Serving Monmouth County, NJ

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