Successful drainage of agricultural land and fields requires planning, experience, accuracy and skilled operators. Les Cotton Contractors Ltd will give you all of these starting with a site survey to take accurate GPS levels and measurements from which a drainage plan and estimate is prepared for your approval.
Accurate installation is carried out by skilled operators on the latest trenchers using GPS equipment supported by operators on stone carts, back fillers and junction excavators. For Wet conditions we have tracked gravel carts and diggers on Bog Tracks to minimize damage and compaction.
Maintenance of ditches is essential if land drainage is to remain effective. Les Cotton Contractors Ltd uses laser grading with its tracked excavators to ensure a constant even gradient from ditch source to outfall including the installation of ditch pipes under road and field accesses.
Many times when installing new underdrainage systems we have discovered upto three comprehensive systems of a similar design in the same field! These systems had been "lost" due to a lack of ditch maintenance coupled with absence of a detailed plan (often lost when land changes hands).
A ditch maintenance scheme when taking over a new farm can often save a considerable amount of money.