If rainwater sits on your property for hours or days after a storm, you likely have a yard drainage and landscaping problem. While this might not seem like a serious issue, yard drainage – or lack thereof – dramatically impacts the structural integrity of your landscape and your home or structure. Consider some of the problems of an inefficient stormwater drainage solution:
- Damage to landscaping or grass: Most plants, including grass and turf, can drown or rot from sitting in water. Excess water also results in erosion of an expensive landscaping design.
- Breeding grounds: Mosquitoes lay eggs in sitting water, meaning your property could be swarming with disease-carrying insects. Moist grounds also attract rodents and snakes.
- Damage to your home: The only place for sitting water to go is down, as the soil absorbs as much as it can. Moist ground surrounding the foundation of your home leads to hydrostatic pressure, which can be devastatingly harmful to the stability of your home.
Standing water after a rainfall can be more dangerous to your property than you may think. If you constantly have excess water sitting on your yard for long periods of time, it’s important to identify whether or not you have a problem.
How to Tell If You Need Better Drainage
Unfortunately, most home and property owners are unaware a problem exists until it’s too late and water is trickling into their home or structure. The first step to fixing or preventing a problem is to understand it. This is as simple as observing your landscape and your property. Signs indicating your yard needs drainage help include:
- Pooling water: Lawn drainage is rarely instantaneous. In other words, if water doesn’t immediately disappear after a storm, it doesn’t necessarily mean drainage is a problem. However, pooling water for over a day around your home after a rainfall is a clear indicator of a drainage problem.
- Erosion in the yard: When water eventually leaves, it follows gravity and flows toward the lowest point of the yard. This results in erosion that alters the face of your landscape.
- Moisture or cracks in the basement: If water has nowhere to go, then it will soak into the dry items around it, including the foundation of your home. Moisture or cracks in the basement are a serious indication of structural damage and must be addressed immediately.
- Mold in your home: Excessive moisture is conducive to mold growth, which can cause allergies and, in severe cases, even death.
Yard Draining and Landscaping Solutions
We understand the importance of protecting one of the most valuable investments you’ll ever make. The Hydraway Drainage System is the ultimate solution because it works faster than any other drainage system on the market today and is capable of withstanding a groundbreaking 11,000 pounds per square foot.