Drainage Contractor Tips

How to Achieve Better Yard Drainage

Landscaping that is close to your home can often create a basin for water to sit, so consider extending your downspout usually solves the problem. So before you begin ripping out your garden and digging a trench to get rid of a wet spot or standing water, take a step back and inspection the situation to determine exactly where the water is coming from. The problem could be, as mentioned above a downspout, or sump pump discharge that is draining into the low area of your garden. Redirecting your downspout or moving the discharge pipe from your sump pump to a different location may be all you have to do. If you need to, hire a professional drainage contractor to come and take a look at what needs to be done.

If you were unable to determine what was causing your soggy yard dilemma, then you will have to find another strategy. Try making a sketch of your property that includes the house, driveway, patios, etc. Then use a line to determine where all the high and low spots are.

Draw arrows that show how water flows and then make copious notes that indicate the relative height of both the high and low spots. Bear in mind that in many cases you shouldn’t plan to direct water to a neighbor’s property. And if you were thinking of discharging the water into the street or storm sewer, be sure to contact governing body first to see what they have to say.

By making a sketch of the standing water in your garden, it will help you to decide which strategies will be best for your situation. For example, if you have no way to drain water from a low spot, your only solution will be to build a rain garden or a dry well.

If you need a professional drainage contractor that is based in the Houston, TX area, call Entire Home Service first at this number (832) 225-6443 for an appointment.