Wet spots in your yard are a nuisance and an eyesore. Grass will die if it’s underwater for too long. You can’t mow over wet areas, and everyone tracks mud into the house. If the soggy area is close to your house, it can cause your basement to leak, or worse. In dry climates, our yards and pools can have trouble after a heavy or prolonged period of rain. To get rid of standing water and keep it from coming back, you first need to understand what’s causing the problem. Drainage problems in the yard fall into two categories: habit-based or design-based.
Of the two, dealing with a habit-based drainage issue is easier. It essentially means that you’re overwatering or have planted in such a way that it encourages pooling.
Typically, when people contact a home services company about drainage issues, they’re worried about specific pools of standing water out in the yard. However, there’s another issue that can end up causing far bigger problems–worse, it may be largely invisible in many cases.
- French Drains
- Drain Pipes
- Water Drainage
- Drainage Systems
- Drain Repairs
- Trench Drains
- Drain Cleaning
Yard drains, also commonly referred to as french drains, will often have a storage compartment that is located below ground. When it fills up with rainwater, it also accumulates debris that fits through the grating. The grate should be removed and the debris should be cleaned out so the yard drain functions as it should. Our plumbing technicians at Plumbing Houston would love to help you with your yard drain installations, repairs & maintenance or cleaning!
What are we talking about? Water encroaching on your home’s foundation. This scenario can be a problem for a number of reasons. First of all, water near your home’s foundation can cause cracks and remove soil supporting the slab and the footings, which can lead to wall problems. If you have a basement, water can actually seep through the walls and into your home.
Repairing these issues can be quite expensive, and really isn’t something you want to have to deal with. Fortunately, you have several options to keep water away from your foundation, all of which we already mentioned which can help with other drainage issues you may be experiencing.