WHY SHOULD I INSTALL A FRENCH DRAIN?

WHY SHOULD I INSTALL A FRENCH DRAIN?

Have you ever had flooding in your yard? Or, does your basement fill up with water after a spring rain? If you have had these or other drainage problems on your property, J Birds Landscaping in 
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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO INSTALL A FRENCH DRAIN?

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO INSTALL A FRENCH DRAIN?

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How Much Does a French Drain Cost?

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO INSTALL A FRENCH DRAIN?

A French drain is a trench used to direct surface groundwater away from a certain area, installed either inside or outside of a structure. The trench uses perforated PVC piping, is filled with gravel or stone and then a layer of sod or dirt covers the trench. Because of the complexities that can change when installing a French drain, the cost of installing one can change or be different due to many different factors.

Exterior French drain installation is usually priced by the linear foot, depending on the depth and width of the trench. Interior French drains, or drains that must be installed in the interior of a home due to no alternative for basement waterproofing, are priced differently.

An interior French drain involves a tremendous amount of planning, excavating, and interior work, including cutting a channel in and around the basement to lay the perforated PVC pipe. This hard work equals higher prices but great rewards for the structures owner.  Interior French drains are usually installed for a lump sum price due to the work involved. If a sump pump must be installed, this will increase the price of the installation as expected.

Contact J Bird’s Landscaping for your local French drain installation needs and questions. 

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USING A RETAINING WALL FOR CREATIVE LANDSCAPING

USING A RETAINING WALL FOR CREATIVE LANDSCAPING

Retaining walls are historically used to restrain the earth and prevent land from moving, a feat in engineering. The retaining walls of today are being used creatively in the modern design of the walls, and in the overall landscape picture of the space. Here is Pittsburgh, the professionals at J Birds Landscaping are working hard at creating beautiful, unique retaining walls that are functional and appealing.
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RETAINING WALL TRENDS

RETAINING WALL TRENDS

Today, designers are using retaining walls as a feature on properties just as much as they do for functionality. Not only can a retaining wall help to keep the earth in place, they are beautiful and improve the overall look of your home and garden. At J Birds, we know a thing or two about retaining walls. Talk to us about your Pittsburgh retaining wall needs and we will help you make the best decision for you! Here are the current, top retaining wall trends, that are most popular today.
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J BIRDS LANDSCAPING and EXCAVATING SERVICES: What we can Do for YOU!

J BIRDS LANDSCAPING and EXCAVATING SERVICES: What we can Do for YOU!

J Birds Landscaping and Excavating Services has grown over the years from your local neighborhood grass cutter to your choice for Pittsburgh excavation services. We can do it all! We provide numerous services for our customers, from residential landscaping needs to commercial trucking and hauling, J Birds is your go-to for Pittsburgh landscaping and excavation services.
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Do I Need a French Drain?

Do I Need a French Drain?

A French drain is a slightly sloped trench, filled with round gravel and a pipe, which diverts water away from your building’s foundation, or other another area, such as a parking lot, by using the principle of gravity. It is not named after the country but after Henry French, a judge and Farmer from Concord, MA, in 1859 who promoted the idea.  A French drain provides an easy channel for the water to flow through and then to empty into a safe distance away from your protected structure or area.
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Versa-Lok Retaining Walls

Looking for a Retaining Wall? Versa-Lok is the way to go!

At J Birds, we are in the business of beautifying your space. One of the ways of doing this, is by adding a retaining wall. VERSA-LOK retaining walls is an easy to install, easy to maintain, cost effective option for your retaining wall. VERSA-LOK gives you endless design options.

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Dethatching Services

J Bird’s Dethatching Services

At JBirds Landscaping, we want to help make your lawn the most beautiful lawn in the neighborhood! To achieve this, you have to get rid of the thatch. Thatch is essentially a layer of dry, dead grass (plant material). Dethatching services only has to be done on a lawn every other year in order to keep your lawn in tip-top shape! Our Pittsburgh winters can be harsh and cause a lot of damage to your lawn. Dethatching can remove some of the damage.

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Keeping Your Retaining Walls in Tip-Top Shape

Retaining Wall Maintenance

A landscaping wall, or retaining wall, is the way for a gardener to help control gravity by holding back a part of the yard that would otherwise erode without the wall. The retaining wall installation must be solid and correctly maintained. At J Birds Landscaping, we can handle all of this; correctly installing and maintaining the retaining wall to keep your yard and garden in tip-top shape! Let’s go over a few important facts about a retaining wall.

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