Rainy days and thunderstorms are almost always welcomed, especially in the heat of the summer. However, if your home or business property is not properly equipped to handle large volumes of water, it may end up in your basement causing tens of thousands in damage. Take these ideas into consideration to prepare your yard for an influx of water.
Water Runoff Protection
One of the easiest ways to prevent the possibility of a wet basement or a swampy yard is to have a gutter system professionally installed. This type of prevention is best for just about every home or commercial building because it will send the water to the turf areas and if the lawn areas were graded out properly – water will run away from your home and other structures.
Below Surface Drainage
When it comes to below surface lawn drainage systems, there are several options available. A French drain is one of the most popular choices. This type of system features a channel that will be dug in the space where water is accumulating. Once the channel is in place, a punched pipe and river rock will be installed beneath the pipe. These elements attach to a solid collection pipe that will empty into a separate container or disperse water where suitable.
Lawn and Landscape Grading For Drainage Solutions
There are other ways to resolve flooding problems. For instance, you can increase the elevation of an area. In most cases, flooding happens in the low parts and if the slope incorrect it can lead to problems. To build up a low area, removing the existing landscaping bed or turf area, and adding topsoil beneath it and grading it out with proper slope away from structures is a great solution to help prevent water from accumulating.
Protecting Your Home and Property with Landscape Drainage
With outdoor drainage in mind when building your new lawn and landscaping, your risk of experiencing a flooded basement and other property damage can be greatly reduced. If your home or business property is suffering from water intrusion or a yard that turns into a small lake each time it rains, get in touch with the yard drainage experts at Northwood Outdoor Services today.