Are puddles becoming a persistent problem on your property? If your lawn is soggy days after a moderate rainfall, chances are good you're suffering from a lawn drainage issue. Improper drainage is a big problem for both home and commercial property owners throughout London and surrounding areas. Excess water can aggravate many lawn diseases, and more importantly, can cause foundational damage to your basement if left untreated. Luckily, poorly designed lawn drainage systems can be updated in order to minimize, and in most cases prevent, excess water from pooling on your property.
Homeowners are quick to assume that excess rainfall is to blame for their yard drainage issues. But is that really the case? If you're constantly dealing with pooling water, even after a light rainfall, you're likely dealing with a poorly designed drainage system. If there is already a yard drainage system in place, now's the time to give it a thorough checking to ensure that there is no visible damage or clog that is allowing the water to escape back into your lawn. Sometimes excessive lawn moisture is the result of something simple, like a misdirected downspout for example.
Once you've found the source of the water, it's time to investigate where the water is going. Is it collecting at a central point in your lawn? Is it mostly surface flooding or is the problem deeper? The answers to these questions will give you a good starting point in your quest for proper yard drainage. To aid in your investigation, try marking the spots where water pools on your property after three or four different rain storms. Is the pooling consistent? Is there a strange smell associated with the area? The more information you can provide your yard drainage contractor, the easier it will be for them to pinpoint the problem and provide a solution.
Ridding your lawn of additional water doesn't have to be overly difficult. The following are a few simple suggestions from the expert lawn drainage contractors at BEST:
Tired of dodging the puddles on your property? Then contact the drainage experts at BEST Plumbing & Drainage Contractors for more information on effective and affordable yard drainage systems.