A poorly draining property is at risk of water damage every time it rains. Poor drainage contributes to: cracked and settling driveways and foundations, pooling water in yards and around swimming pools, erosion issues around the home, insect problems, and is the leading cause of dead landscaping in this area. The best solution for poor drainage is a properly designed, professionally installed, drainage system. Drainage systems can consist of various items to help protect the home and property.
Schmitt Waterproofing offers a variety of solutions for Yard drainage issues including dry creek beds, French drains, catch basins, and gutter downspout extensions. Dry creek beds are used to stop soil erosion and push large amounts of water runoff as needed. French Drains are a great solution to address large amounts of water runoff, which creates drainage issues, without leaving an open trench or drainage ditch. Catch basins are typically used to address pooling water in specific areas to catch water through a surface grate and then move it underground through pipe. Finally, gutter downspout extensions will allow underground pipes to tie directly into gutter downspouts to move the water away from the home.