Ditching: Crucial to Effective Drainage Schemes

Unobstructed, well-maintained ditches are an essential part of effective drainage. If you want your land to be as fertile and productive as possible, then the importance of ditch maintenance cannot be overlooked.

All the water flowing through your drainage scheme will be directed into ditches. Your ditches will stop your arable land from becoming saturated. They will also play a part in improving the structure of your soil. DMJ offers a range of ditching services, from mudding and bank profiling and cutting new ditches (or removing them) to clearing vegetation and comprehensive ongoing maintenance. Maintenance is vital for those clients who require open outlets and carry out a regular jetting programme.

Keeping ditches clear will ensure your drainage scheme flows as it should. During our free no-obligation site visit, DMJ will assess your ditches and the presence of silt and trees, which can contribute to the build-up of debris and, based on this information, suggest an effective maintenance plan. As good quality ditches attract wildlife, most of our drainage maintenance is undertaken in autumn and winter when the impact on wildlife will be reduced.


Ditching works

• Elimination

• Hedge and tree maintenance and removal

• Mudding and bank profiling

• New culvert installation

• New cut ditches

• Vegetation clearance



DMJ Drainage have the experience to install adequate culverts which are capable of accommodating the anticipated water flow. Whilst carrying out any drainage or maintenance work, we make sure that we have consulted with all relevant Water Authorities, and due to our vast experience we often know exactly who to contact.

Culverts are constructed from large diameter corrugated plastic pipes or concrete versions. They tend to be constructed to very specific standards and to a detailed specification for the use of the required vehicles, and the pipe strength and bedding are always adequate enough to withstand these loads.

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