5 Signs You Have a Drainage Problem

When water has no where to go, it can cause big problems on your property. Proper drainage around your home and yard can ensure that too much water does not accumulate and cause damage to your home and landscaping. Unfortunately, some homeowners wait too long to fix a drainage problem and end up with expensive damage to their foundation, concrete structures and landscaping. Here are 5 signs you have landscape drainage problem that you need to fix.

  1. Uneven grass growth in your yard. Is some of your lawn bright green and lush and other areas sparse? Uneven or unusual grass growth could be due to water pooling in certain areas of your yard.
  2. Overflowing gutters. When heavy rains pour down, do your gutters overflow? This can lead to drainage problems affecting your landscaping and foundation.
  3. Leaky basement. If you have water leaking into your basement, there may be too much water collecting around your home. A good drainage system will direct water away from your home’s foundation.
  4. Cracks in concrete foundations, sidewalks and patios. Concrete is porous and does not fair well with too much water. Cracks in your concrete structures can be caused by breakdown and erosion caused by poor drainage.
  5. Soggy spots around your property. Do you have soggy areas around your yard, in your crawl space, or puddles in your driveway? These are all signs of a poor drainage system.

If you have any of the signs of a drainage problem, it is time to get the issue resolved before it damages your home or property. Contact a local landscaping company that offers drainage system design and installation to fix drainage issues and protect the investment you have in your home.

Posted on behalf of:
Mobile Joe’s Landscaping
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 360-5604

5 Dangers of Poor Drainage in Your Yard

Proper drainage in your yard is vital for healthy landscaping, but more than benefits, it can eliminate dangers to your property. If you have pooling or soggy spots in your yard, you can be in for a rude awakening if it is not addressed. Here are five dangers of poor drainage that can impact your property and home.

  1. Lawn development. Grass needs moisture, but too much can ruin a lawn. You can drown grass and invite weeds that can impact the beauty of your lawn.
  2. Landscaping. Same as your lawn, your trees, shrubs and gardens can be impacted by too much water. Expensive landscaping can be destroyed without the right drainage.
  3. Hardscapes. Do you have a stone patio, retaining wall or other hardscapes? Wet soil can allow sinking of pavers and create erosion that can be detrimental to hardscapes, costing plenty in needed repairs or replacement.
  4. Home foundation. The biggest danger of poor drainage in your yard is damage to your home’s foundation. Too much water can cause foundation damage, erosion and settling that can cost several thousand dollars to repair.
  5. Basement leaks. Seeping water into your home can cause mold and water damage in your basement, another large expense for homeowners.

Drainage solutions are available, from French drains and dry creek beds, to leveling and grading your yard. The cost of poor drainage can be much more than the investment to install the right solutions to manage water levels on your property. Contact a professional landscaper to discuss the best drainage option to protect your home and property from the dangers of high water levels.

Posted on behalf of:
Lane Landscaping
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 609-4510