DRAINAGE QUESTIONS?

DOES SOIL TYPE EFFECT SUBSURFACE DRAINAGE?

Yes. Generally speaking fine textured soils will require a closer spacing interval of the lateral drainage lines to ensure proper drainage compared to rough textured soils.

HOW MUCH WILL SUBSURFACE DRAINAGE COST?

There are three main factor that influence the cost.

1. Problem area size: You only need to drain the area that is problematic not necessarily the whole field.

2. Soil type: Fine textured soils require more pipe per hectare to drain effectively.

3. Drainage coefficient: The amount of rainfall and or  irrigation determine a factor by which pipe sizing is determined.


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HOW DO I ENSURE THE DRAINAGE SYSTEM KEEPS WORKING?

Our modern subsurface drainage systems are designed and installed with state of the art technology in order to work 24/7 365 days a year! By using the right company with the right tools and hands on knowledge for the job you are guaranteed a fully operational self cleaning drainage system year round. Our systems only require routine cleaning of the outlets to ensure free flowing system.

WILL DRAINAGE STRESS MY CROP IN DRY YEARS?

Subsurface drainage does not remove “plant available” water from the soil; it merely removes “gravitational” water that would drain naturally if unimpeded by confining layers in the soil. The greatest benefits of subsurface drainage typically are realized in wet years, but because drainage promotes deep root development, crops often will have better access to soil moisture in dry years.

 

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