Site Drainage

Best practices from Historic New England experts

Maintaining good site drainage at historic properties needs to be approached carefully because of the individual complexities of a site. The interactions between roadways, buildings, vegetation, bodies of water, and the water table can become quite complicated. Addressing one problem may lead to another.

Examples of this include:

Additional complexities arise when managing cultural resources. Examples include:

Basic Guidelines for Site Drainage

Site Drainage Topics

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