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Three Common Yard Drainage Issues

While this summer has been a scorcher, believe it or not, lawns can suffer from too much water.  Too much water in your yard doesn’t bode well for your grass or your lawn drainage system.   However, water accumulation in your yard doesn’t have to result in irreparable damage.  The lawn drainage services offered by BEST Plumbing and Drainage Contractors can help you isolate the problem and dry out your property.

How Standing Water Affects Your Lawn Drainage System

If you notice puddles of water in your yard, it is likely due to the fact that there are low-lying areas on your property. These valleys will collect water during periods of heavy rain.  If your soil has a high percentage of clay in it, it can also suffer from lingering surface water. 

You can fix this problem by having our lawn drainage experts install a French drain in your yard.  What’s a French drain?  It’s essentially a ditch covered with gravel or rock that redirects ground water away from a specific area. French drains often utilize underground hollow pipes to quickly redirect and remove water that seeps down from the surface.  A common lawn drainage solution, French drains are often near the foundations of a home in order to direct water away from your basement. 

Heavy Rain and a Wet Basement

Has rain found its way into your London, Ontario basement? Find out why with this useful article on the causes of wet basements. Once you know the cause, BEST will be able to provide you with a preventative lawn drainage solution.

Gutter issues are normally the first cause of basement moisture.  Some homes have downspouts that simply empty onto a splash block at the base of the foundation of the home – which is less than ideal for your lawn drainage system.  The end result is essentially gallons and gallons of water being aimed straight at the foundation of your home.

Proper downspouts will remedy this issue by directing the water away from your house (as opposed to creating another standing water issue).  Alternatively, you can ask BEST Plumbing and Drainage about water harvesting.  Water harvesting is the collection of rainwater.  This rainwater can be stored for irrigation purposes – saving both your budget and the environment.

Our Lawn Drainage Services Can Save Your Yard from Erosion

We frequently get calls about erosion in London and surrounding areas.  This can be due to improper surface drainage in areas of higher elevation on your property.  However, our BEST drainage experts assess these types of issues and can give you a conclusive diagnosis.

Another source of yard erosion is downspouts that cause a concentrated flow of water to pass over your yard.  These downspouts should be piped to a safe outlet.  The experts at BEST can direct the flow of the downspout to minimize erosion to your yard and potential drainage problems for your neighbours. 

Special care should also be given to lots built on hills that have been graded flat in order to accommodate homes.  The steep slope can cause water to race across it, causing soil erosion.  Our lawn drainage solution experts are frequently needed to solve steep-sloped problems. 

When it comes to combatting your yard drainage problems, don't assume you can handle things yourself.  The experts at BEST Plumbing and Drainage can analyze the problem and advise you how to proceed.  To get started on a quote, contact us for trusted lawn drainage services today!

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