Before we discuss the many ways to prevent drainage problems in your yard, let’s first briefly talk about why poor drainage can cause problems.
You could have caused runoff water to flow differently if you do something to the soil surrounding your home. You are legally responsible for any water that causes damage to another property. Although this is an extreme example, it could be an issue.
Bad drainage can also lead to damage to your yard and home. This can lead to soil erosion and foundation problems. Excess water can drown plants and cause them to die. Standing water can be a breeding ground for mosquito larvae. Poor drainage can increase mosquito populations in your yard.
While some issues with yard drainage may be easy to fix, others may require expert advice and assistance.
- Keep An Eye Out For Potential Issues
It is important to observe your yard after it has rained. This is the best time to look for signs of drainage issues. If you see a large puddle at a low point in your yard, it’s an indicator that drainage problems are present.
- Make Sure Drainage Slopes Are Kept Away From The Foundation
It is important that drainage slopes away from the foundation of your home to prevent foundation problems. You should check the sides of your home to ensure that no soil, plants, gravel, or mulch are preventing water from flowing away from the house.
- Verify That There Is No Obstruction To Drainage Routes
It is easy to find and fix blocked drainage routes. You should make sure that these routes are clear of any raised gardens, swing sets, tree roots, or planters. To prevent water runoff.
- Check The Downspouts To Ensure They Are Working Correctly
To prevent roof water from eroding your home, it must drain away sufficiently. To prevent erosion, gutters and downspouts must extend beyond any raised beds or below-grade areas to a low part of your yard. To keep gutters and downspouts clean, it is important to inspect them regularly. This is particularly important during autumn when large amounts of leaves fall daily.
- Water Harvesting Is An Option
Water harvesting refers to the installation of storage well below grade or a water barrel. This works by collecting runoff water from your roof. This technique has the advantage that you can use runoff water to water your garden and yard.
Yard drainage problems can cause damage to your property. Although you may not be experiencing problems right now, they could develop in the future. These steps will help you prevent drainage problems in your yard. Greenbar Excavation is your best choice for landscape grading or drainage solutions.
This post was written by Tanner Brown. Tanner is the Owner and operator of Greenbar Excavation. http://greenbarexcavation.com/ is a fully licensed, insured, and accredited Excavation company based in Prineville, Oregon. Greenbar Excavation is one of the top Excavation companies in Central Oregon. Don’t look further, go with the company with your best interest in mind!