Swale Construction


A swale is constructed to manage water runoff. Swales are used for

  • rainwater harvesting
  • soil conservation

Swales are constructed to capture runoff by spreading it across the landscape. This makes runoff water infiltrate into the soil. A swale is created by digging a ditch on a contour and creating a berm.

Swales are also used to:

  • open drain system to manage water runoff
  • direct water away from structures
  • protect from flooding

Swales are also used in landscaping to create contours.

Snowshoeyardworks.com enjoys the challenge of swale construction. We work your drainage needs into your landscape.