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Fixing Drainage Problems in Your Yard

Drainage Problems

Finding and fixing drainage problems in your yard can save you lots of hassle!

Drainage problems in your yard can be draining to say the least! Luckily, tackling drainage problems in your yard is simple with a little planning and the help of the experts at Aqua Bright.

Why is Drainage Such an Issue?

Many homeowners have poor drainage in the yard without even realizing it. What are some signs that your yard might have a drainage problem?

  • Water infiltration in your basement
  • Water stains on your foundation wall
  • A white film of mineral deposits on your foundation wall, wet or dry
  • Mildew
  • Puddles in your yard after a rainstorm
  • Yard erosion
  • A damp or wet crawlspace

Check the Slope

The slope of your yard might be the culprit for your yard’s poor drainage. Do you have a positive slope, or one that lets excess water go away from the house? If you have high and low spots, water can pool in the middle and create a mess. Use soil and sod to create the proper slope and get the water moving again.

Clean Your Gutters

If you forgot to clean your gutters at the end of the fall, you might have a major blockage that is affecting your yard’s drainage. Make sure that your gutters are diverting water into the right areas as well because unclogged gutters that deposit water in a big puddle are no good.

Your Foundation Matters

While foundation problems are almost always a costly thing to correct, not correcting them can mean losing your home! One of the most common drainage problems homeowners have is water pooling at the foundation of their home and entering their basement. Hire a professional to evaluate the situation and grade around your home. This will create another place for water to go and prevent even more foundation build-up. If that won’t work, install a drainage system (like a French drain) below the surface that has a basin to hold the water and drainage pipe.

Fix Your Drainage Problems With Aqua Bright

Whatever the cause of your outdoor drainage lighting woes, the professionals at Aqua Bright can help you come up with a solution. For a consultation and to hear what we can do for you, give us a call at (410) 489-9009 or visit us online. For more information on the many irrigation and illumination services we offer, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Houzz, YouTube, and Pinterest.  

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