MacDonald's Excavation
MacDonald's Excavation

Drainage Resolutions


With rainfall and proximity to the ocean, drainage problems can be a major issue for your property. Ineffective drainage can create breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other dangerous insects, erode your landscaping, and even potentially damage your home.


So if you're experiencing a drainage problem in your property, call us today.


Our expert drainage contractors can help you resolve your yard's water problems.   Don't let poor drainage wreak havoc on your home or landscaping: our professionals are here to help. We can help with any type of yard or landscaping drainage, foundation drainage, french drains, trench drains, and more.


French Drains:

The installation of French Drains is ideal for specific situations such as diverting rainwater from house foundations and to reduce standing water in yards that tend to get and stay soggy.  Ray Sylvestre is our seasoned foreman who can design expert French drain installation services.


Simply put, a French drain is a series of ditches lined with rocks or gravel that is used to draw water away from an area. It is used to protect the foundation of a house from ground and surface water that does not drain properly on its own. Using the forces of gravity, French drains are installed down from the area to be drained to an area that can support the redirected water.


In Maine, the combination of heavy rains and hills that push rainwater towards foundations, makes the use of French drains for many properties ideal. Flooding often occurs when the top layer of soil, which contains air, becomes saturated with water. If the area is flat with nowhere to flow or if water is driven by a flow from the street, the water could stay in one spot (or basement) until it can eventually drain. A French drain allows the water and soil to move easily through the gravel and away from the problem area protecting your property.



Trench Drains:


When the water issue around your foundation cannot be remedied by a French drain, the installation of Trench drains is ideal for specific situations such as diverting rainwater from driveway foundations and driveways and to reduce standing water in yards that tend to get and stay soggy.


Trench drains are usually made of concrete and are used to channel standing water away or off of concrete. Trench drains help increase concrete life, cut down on mold and mildew, and are barely visible.  We can also provide a design so that the installed trench drain looks like part of your homes landscaping.

Contact Us

MacDonalds Excavation

169 Portland Avenue

Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064

Phone: +1 207 5904202


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