Yard drainage is one of the most overlooked maintenance items on homes today
Paved areas, landscaped yards, and swimming pools are some of the most common areas affected by Yard drainage issues. Over time yard drainage issues can contribute to erosion problems, insects, and basement leaks as well as structural issues. Schmitt Waterproofing has the knowledge and experience to ensure that the right drainage system is installed to resolve the drainage issues at any home.
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Poor drainage leads to erosion as well as foundation issues. If your lot is on a hill poor drainage will rapidly cause excessive erosion on hillsides. If water is pooling and flowing towards the home, it will cause an excessive weight load to be applied laterally to the foundation wall which encourages bowing and cracking in the foundation. Wet dirt is significantly heavier than dry dirt.
At Schmitt Waterproofing we use various methods to control the water around homes including dry creek beds, French Drain systems, catch basins, and grading. Depending on your issues we will implement the necessary design or a drainage system to make your drainage problems go away.
We can remove and place back most landscape finishes around homes back to original condition to where you almost never know we were there. We often remove and re-install sod and plants in order to complete drainage system installation.
This will be determined during our free estimate as the number of downspouts and the length they need to be extended will greatly impact the overall cost.
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