French Drains     Downspouts     Surface Drains     Grading     Culvert Installation and Replacement


French Drains

A French Drain consists of a trench that is lined with gravel and uses perforated pipe to carry away excess groundwater, and may be a very effective solution if you have standing water in your lawn. Installation of drainage systems is one of our specialties and we take the time to design a drainage system that will help solve your water problems.


Installation of new underground pipes for your downspouts, or replacement of failed corrugated pipes may help eliminate issues with excess water around your house. Close to 1000 gallons of water will run off a 1500 square foot roof during a 1” rain storm, and getting this water away from your home or business is important to prevent issues such basement flooding and saturated lawns.

Surface Drainage

Surface drains such as catch basins and channel drains are effective for dealing with water that is running onto your lawn from an adjacent property or collecting in a concentrated area. Intercepting this water before it makes its way onto your property will help prevent your lawn from becoming saturated and maintain the capability of the soil to absorb rainwater.


Maintaining the correct grade when preparing a new lawn or correcting the grade of an existing lawn can be one of the most important considerations for good drainage. A minimum slope of 2 percent should be used in turf areas to keep away from foundations. When minimum slope cannot be maintained, creating swales can help redirect water in low-lying areas.

Culvert Installation and Replacement

Culvert pipes allow for the flow of water from roadside ditches under your driveway or parking lot entrance. Northeast Ohio Excavating installs culvert pipes for new driveways and we can replace existing culvert pipes that have failed. We install new or replacement culvert pipes made out of reinforced concrete or heavy wall plastic for a long service life.   Contact us today to see how we can help you with your next excavating or grading project!