Drainage & Erosion Solutions, LLC Can Now Install Bridges for Effective Flood Prevention

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As the fall season goes into full swing, Drainage & Erosion Solutions, LLC notes that it has seen a steep increase in homeowners who encounter flooding problems affecting private bridges. In response to this problem, they have developed effective bridge designs in order to stop further flooding from happening.

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We are a design and build company: we do the analysis, design, and construction. We're not afraid to do this type of work because we're skilled in all areas of the project.

It's common to associate heavy rains and high winds with the spring season, but as the experts at Drainage & Erosion Solutions, LLC explain, autumn is hurricane season and brings plenty of harsh rainstorms as well, and homeowners often aren't expecting to deal with the consequences of heavy rains.

Water flowing under small residential bridges often become obstructed, causing swift flooding and a great deal of floodwater damage. Culvert bridges, which allow water to pass through a drain pipe underneath roads and driveways, easily become filled with debris (most notably dead leaves and other debris, but also bigger objects like tree branches that fall and accumulate because of harsh storms). When debris builds up under a bridge, the water flow is restricted and overflows onto the homeowner's yard damaging trees and nearby structures and can also lead to soil erosion. Backed up water can even causes serious damage to the bridge itself.

The experts at Drainage & Erosion Solutions focus on repairing and installing culvert and abutment bridges. They are fully prepared to repair water damage in a home, as well as install bridges that prevent flooding from even occurring.

Kenneth G. Fraine, a licensed professional engineer at Drainage & Erosion Solutions, states that employees follow strict guidelines to determine the most effective way of preventing residential flooding.

"The first thing we do is figure out the root cause of the problem -- usually a constricted water flow," Fraine explains. "Then we remove the obstruction, put in new, abutment bridges that are wider than the stream width, and increase the height of the bridge."

It takes about three weeks for a custom residential bridge to be designed by the engineers and approved by the customer. Construction of the bridge itself takes about one week, and there's a ten-year guarantee on every bridge.

Unlike other water damage repair businesses, Drainage & Erosion Solutions tackle flooding at the root of the problem, taking a preventative approach to residential flooding rather than a reactive approach.

"Home owners usually call three or four different companies, the majority of which have no idea how to tackle this type of problem from start to finish," says Fraine. "We are a design and build company: we do the analysis, design, and construction. We're not afraid to do this type of work because we're skilled in all areas of the project."

About Drainage & Erosion Solutions, LLC
For 11 years, Reston, Virginia-based Drainage & Erosion Solutions LLC has been providing waterproofing, French drains, retaining walls, regrading and more for commercial and residential landscapes. For more information, visit drainageanderosion.com

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