Your home and yard can experience various problems if you do not have the proper drainage system installed. Traditional French drains are a standard solution that are prone to clogging and other system failures. Clogged pipes lead to low in-flow rates. Low in-flow rates lead to standing water and settling near foundations. It is crucial to keep water moving away from foundations and landscaping.
The most important aspect of a residential drainage system is protecting the foundation of a home. Over time, as water seeps into a foundation, it will begin to crack. If you do not mitigate the water damage, foundations can weaken to the point that a structure can collapse.
Moisture settling in home foundations also leads to low air quality. The damp feeling of an old basement is likely caused by years of water seeping into the foundation. Another adverse effect of poor drainage near foundations is mold and mildew growth. The dank, unpleasant smell of mold is undoubtedly an unwelcome effect, and beyond the foul smell, mold and mildew can lead to health issues for those exposed to them. Homeowners can use waterproofing solutions to enhance the benefits of drainage systems.
Beyond your home or business, pooled water can quickly kill a lawn, making your yard an eyesore. Residential drainage systems are also the first line of defense in protecting your landscaping. Water that is not removed from landscaped areas can cause soil erosion. This can kill the beautiful plants and flowers in the affected area.
Commercial drainage solutions are often similar to residential ones but on a much larger scale.