Patios and Walkways

Rainscaping Solutions For Patios & Walkways

View the detailed information for each RainScaping solution suited for Patios and Walkways including how to design, install and maintain your solution. Be sure to first Evaluate Your Site to make sure a solution will work for your property and to check for potential permit requirements.  


Berms and Trench Drains

Solutions for Berms Opens in new window #1Details in RainScaping GuideInstall on hard surfaces to direct runoff to the yard where it can soak in. Solutions to: 
- Reducing erosion 
- Helping preventing basement & crawl space flooding

Effort: Low to Moderate

Cost: $ - $$

MaintenanceLow



Drainage Outlet Protection

Drainage Outlet ImageDetails in RainScaping GuideInstall at the outlet of downspouts, pipes or berms to slow runoff and spread it out. Solution for: 
- Reducing erosion 
- Preventing basement & crawl space flooding

Effort: Low 

Cost: $

MaintenanceLow




Permeable Paving Options

Permeable Pavement Image Opens in new windowDetails in RainScaping GuideUse alternative paving materials that allow water to pass through to the soil below. Solution for:
- Adding visual interest
- Reducing compaction and erosion in heavy-traffic areas
- Helping rainwater soak in

Effort: High

Cost: $$

Maintenance: Low



Rain Gardens

Rain Garden Image Opens in new windowDetails in RainScaping GuideDirect runoff into a landscape area designed with special soils and plants allowing water to pond and slowly soak in. Solution for:
- Adding visual interest
- Reducing compaction and erosion in heavy-traffic areas
- Helping rainwater soak in

Effort: High

Cost: $$$

Maintenance: Moderate (Highest highest in first 2-3 years as plants establish. Regular mulch application can reduce maintenance) 



Underground Infiltration Systems

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Direct runoff into an underground trench, pit (dry well) or chamber where the water slowly soaks into the ground. Solution for: 
- Helping rainwater soak in

Effort: High

Cost: $$

Maintenance: Low

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