Poor Yard Drainage

Poor Yard Drainage

During a hot summer, rain can be a relief. Rainstorms can also cause problems and reveal poor yard drainage issues. If your lawn is not draining properly, it can lead to costly problems. The sooner you correct a drainage problem, the better off your property will be. Contact a landscape specialist to design and install a custom solution for your home. They will have the knowledge and tools to solve a drainage problem. Let’s go over the issues poor drainage can cause and what solutions can help.

Poor Drainage Issues

poor yard drainage

Poor yard drainage can cause numerous issues for your home. A few signs that you have drainage problems include standing water, soil erosion, and leaks in your basement. Standing water can drown and kill your lawn. Mosquitos and other pests can also be drawn to a stagnant puddle. Erosion removes the top layer of nutrient-rich soil and can damage your grass and plants. It can also ruin the slope of your yard and create even more drainage issues. A basement leak can harm your floors, walls, and other items that are stored there. Contact a landscaping company to fix your drainage issue and keep your property in good condition.

Drainage Solutions

Some drainage solutions include adding downspout extensions, grading, and installing a French drain. Downspout extensions help by diverting water away from your foundation. Grading the land fixes the slope of your property so water runs away from your house. A one inch per one foot slope keeps water from your foundation. A French drain allows water to quickly absorb and dissipate. It is made up of a trench with a perforated pipe that is surrounded by gravel and landscaping fabric. A few inches of soil and the original sod cover this pipe. To correct a drainage problem, contact a landscaping company to evaluate your property.

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