There are several possible warning signs of poor drainage on your property. Repeated incidents of standing water can lead to damage in your walls, ceilings, and floors. Staying ahead of these issues protects your building and the outer appearance of your property.
Landscape Drainage Doesn’t Just Affect Your Yard
For many, having a pristine and healthy lawn is a matter of pride. It might hurt your aesthetic appearance to have standing water and large puddles in your yard, but that’s not all it could do. Drainage issues like this could ultimately kill your grass, compromise your building’s foundation, cause leaking water in your basement, or even become a breeding ground for pests like mosquitoes. You want to be as proactive as possible when it comes to problems like this. Standing water in your yard is not just unsightly, it can be a warning sign of many troubles to come.
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Some pooling in your yard is a natural occurrence after a big rainstorm. If it only happens once in a while and it resolves itself, then it is not something to worry about too much. The signs of drainage problems are when pools of standing water accumulate often and remain after a few days. Issues like this with landscape and yard drainage typically come from two categories—habit-based or design-based.
Do I Need Professional Yard Drainage Solutions?
This question is vital because it determines what level of help you need and what it is going to take to solve the problem. Correcting habit-based drainage problems is the easier of the two to solve. If you water your lawn manually, lower the frequency of how often you water the grass. If it is all run by a sprinkler system, adjust the amount of times it waters the lawn. Another habit-based precaution is to monitor how much water is gathering around your plants.
If water is continually pooling around your plants, the cause is often when people have created a plant bed up against the side of their building and separated it from the yard with stones or some other kind of blockage. When this happens, you are making a water basin and preventing the water from draining down into the rest of the lawn properly. The simplest solution is to extend the downspout from your gutters so any rain coming down flows out past the plant bed and into the larger lawn.
On the other side of things, if your standing water is the result of a failed drain system, then it is much more likely you need professional drainage solutions. The people at Intech Anchoring are experts in deep foundation products and geostructural engineering. We are experts in repairing and correcting foundation problems. Our team offers products and engineering support to contractors in the commercial, industrial, and residential industries.
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Intech Anchoring owns, manufactures, and distributes the industry-leading Hydraway Drainage System. It is a line of products all centered around the most effective drainage possible. Many engineers choose Hydraway due to its high compressive strengths, inflow rate, and guaranteed results. The Hydraway Drainage System is the fastest in the industry. The entire system offers superior performance and is a cost-effective replacement for conventional drain tile systems like French drains.
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For more than 25 years, we’ve supported Hydraway Drainage Systems on natural and synthetic sports turf, golf courses, and various types of athletic fields. Our customers prefer this advanced drainage system for the many benefits described above. There have been no known failures of the system during our many years of installation. Hydraway uses a rapid dispersal system that allows water to exit the field on all sides.
This system simultaneously avoids issues such as too much water—or worse, standing water. Intech Anchoring offers in-house design services to ensure your yard or landscape drains to its full potential. To learn more about Hydraway and its entire line of products, visit our Hydraway site today.