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How Our Dorset Aggregates Could Help Your Flooding Problem

A flooded garden can spell disaster for your plants and grass. Once water has started to clog your garden, it’s difficult to drain it away, and the damage might already be done. Equally, flooding around driveways, paths, paving, and landscaping can be annoying and cause damage. So prevention is best when it comes to flooding and protecting your garden. You might not always be able to tell when it’s going to rain, but you can predict that some months will be wetter than others. That makes it easier to prepare and take measures to stop flooding and ensure good drainage.

As we start to get ready for the rainy season in the UK, it’s time to think about how to deal with potential flooding. Using the right products in your garden can help with drainage and make sure everything gets just the right amount of water. Our Dorset aggregates are just the thing for managing rainfall and helping reduce the risk of flooding in your garden.

Use our topsoil alternative for better drainage

Our manufactured topsoil alternative is a great choice for improving drainage in your garden. Topsoil can be formulated in different ways to provide a variety of benefits. One of the main ways it’s used is to help provide better drainage and prevent flooding. Our topsoil alternative is made from recycled aggregates. This offers you a more cost-effective solution compared to other topsoil products, and it means you can make your green-fingered efforts even greener.

So how does topsoil help if you have a drainage issue? What’s in the topsoil affects what it’s most useful for. A sandy topsoil can be good for creating better drainage because it has the right balance between sand, silt, and clay. When you choose our topsoil alternative, you get great quality that’s similar to traditional topsoil and can help to provide excellent drainage too.

How our other aggregates can help with flooding

It’s not just our topsoil alternative that can help with drainage issues. Other recycled aggregates from our range are great for improving drainage too. Our washed shingle is a popular choice as a base layer in exterior projects. You can use this to improve drainage around paved areas or other places around your home’s exterior, including driveways, pathways, and landscaping. We put it through an extensive screening and cleaning process to get it ready for a range of uses. It comes from recycled sources, giving you a cheaper material that you can use for base layers.

Sand aggregates are a great choice for improving drainage too. Topsoil with a higher sand content does best at drainage, so it makes sense that sand is also good to use on its own or mix with other materials. Both our washed sharp sand and medium-washed sand have excellent drainage properties.

More ways to get rid of a flooding problem

Using our aggregates to improve drainage is just one way to address an exterior flooding problem. If you’re getting flooding in your garden or other areas outside your home, there are other steps you can take to prevent standing water from building up.

Firstly, you can start from above. Gutters are key to channelling water to the right places, so check that yours are clear and well-maintained. Clearing outside drains will also help to ensure proper drainage. Fitting gutter guards is a fantastic way to stop debris from making its way into your drains and prevent blockages. When it’s more difficult to have your downpipes pointing to a drain or soakaway, consider using water butts to collect rainwater. It will help to prevent flooding, and you can use it to water your garden too.

To prevent flooding on driveways and paths, you might want to choose loose gravel or stone over paving. It will allow water to drain away more easily, instead of blocking it from running off. And when it comes to lawns, keep them well-maintained to help prevent any patches from flooding or becoming water-logged.

Other benefits of our recycled aggregates

Our recycled aggregates have plenty of other great uses too. They can be used in a variety of construction projects, both by businesses and DIYers, and we even have products that are perfect animal bedding. Explore our full range of recycled aggregates for eco-friendly materials that work for a huge range of different needs.

You can easily place your order on our online shop for a quick checkout. Alternatively, if you would rather speak to someone about your project and needs, call our expert team on 01202 579579 or email us at

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