The best investment you can make in your farmland is installing (or updating) a subsurface drainage system to improve the productivity of your biggest asset—your farmland.
The purpose of subsurface drainage is to lower the water table in the soil.
The water table is the level at which the soil is entirely saturated with water. Excess water must be removed to a level below the ground surface where it will not impede the growth and development of your crops.
Remember both water and air need to be present in the spaces between the soil particles for ideal conditions—but if water fills and saturates the soil there is no room for air.
Better soil conditions lead to higher yields and this translates into more profit for your farming operation.
With a well-designed drainage system, your fields will dry out quicker, giving you the best possible soil conditions not only at planting time—but throughout the entire growing season.
Proper drainage will also cut down on plant stress, prevent diseases, and create better plant stands going into harvest season.
Has your tile under-performed or clogged?
Over time, tiling can degrade or become clogged. If you’re having problems or would like to upgrade your existing tile, S.J. Jacobs & Sons has 100+ years of tiling experience to get the job done right.
Your tile drainage system should be inspected annually to ensure it’s working properly. Peak flow times like spring melt or after heavy rain falls are the optimal times to inspect your drainage system.
Whether S.J. Jacobs installed your drainage system or not, we can diagnose your problems and get them fixed right away to ensure success on your farm.
S.J. Jacobs & Sons is a full-service excavating company providing residential, commercial, and agricultural services in Southwestern Minnesota.
We specialize in heavy excavation, site work, underground construction, and foundations. We have the experience, technology, and equipment to complete any size job.
- Scraper Work – Earth Moving & Land Clearing
- Site Work
- Digging, Landscaping & Backfilling of Basements & Footings
- Frost Digging/Ripping
- Structure Demolition
- Top Soil
- Recycled Concrete
- Tile Systems
- City Sewer & Water Line Installation