How to Storm Proof Your Yard


Does Your Yard Flood During Rain Storms?

 

Flooding can destroy your lawn, garden, and foundation. It can also be extremely unhealthy for you and your family. 

If your yard tends to hold water when it rains, there are a few simple solutions that will protect your basement and foundation, revive your soggy lawn, and keep mosquitos and other dangerous pests out of your family’s yard

 

  1. Install Yard Drains

Putting in a good drainage system directly into your yard is a game changer. 

Our drainage systems come in 14-different levels, so you’ll be able to find a custom solution to your specific problem.

Drainage helps pull water away from your yard and divert it off of your property. 

Just one inch of rain on an average sized property can add up to over 6,000 gallons! A few days of rain can really do a number on your yard and your home. 

Exterior drainage system How Flooding Destroys You Home’so Foundation

Rain in your yard might seem like it would only be a proble, for your lawn and garden,  but as your yard suffers fromy a soggy, rotted lawn and drowning flowers, your foundation is under constant pressure.

This pressure comes from expansion in the soil around your home. When it rains or snows, the water should filter into the ground and be carried away from your house.

 

Unfortunately,  this is rarely the case. Most homes are built on Clay soil. Clay has terrible drainage, allowing water to saturate your yard. As the water is trapped in the ground, the soil swells.

This swelling can place am unrelenting, tremendous amount of pressure on the outside walls of your basement.

After a few storms, your foundation weakens and cracks forme on the outside wall. Water can now get inside of your basement walls. Water collects at the bottom of the walls, weakening the structure. Remember, most rain water is highly acidic.

Cracks will now formy on the inside of your basement. Soon, water will trickle in…

This leads to mold growth (extremely dangerous to the health of your family), leaks, and basement flooding.

2. Use Driveway Drains

Have you noticed that the cement slabs in your driveway are rising? 

Are they moving out of place after rain storms?

If you have a stone driveway and it’s holding water or you’re seeing puddles, you need a driveway drain. 

Driveway drains are part of a good exterior water management system. Basically, the better your hard, foundation, and driveway drains are at moving water away from your home, the better your yard (and basement) will be. 

 

3. Install Foundation and Interior Drainage

Interior drainage systems help stop basement flooding. When combined with drainage placed around your foundation (as well as extending your downspouts, and working with yard drains), this system helps keep your foundation from cracking, your basement dry, and your yard from becoming a sloppy, wet mess that attracts mosquitos and other dangerous insects.

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