There are several possible warning signs of poor drainage on your property. Repeated incidents of standing water can lead to damage to your foundation and basement walls. Staying ahead of these issues protects your home or building and helps to maintain the appearance of your property.
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 or homes’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 probably not something to worry about too much about. The signs of drainage problems are when pools of standing water accumulate often and still remain after a few days. Issues like this with landscape and yard drainage typically come from two categories—habit-based or design-based.
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 that creates a dam. When this happens, you are making a water basin and preventing the water from draining away from your building or home properly. The simplest solution is to extend the downspout from your gutters so any rain off of the roof flows out past the plant bed and away from the foundation.
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 drainage solutions, deep foundation products and geostructural engineering. We support contractors and experts in the drainage and foundation repair industry to supply them with technical support and solutions in all these areas. Intech Anchoring offers products and engineering support to contractors in the commercial, industrial, and residential drainage and repair industries.
Intech Anchoring owns, manufactures, and distributes the industry-leading, patented Hydraway Drainage System. Hydraway is respected and trusted all over the world by the best drainage and waterproofing contractors in the industry. Many engineers only choose Hydraway due to its high compressive strengths, inflow rate, and guaranteed results. The Hydraway Drainage System is the fastest water removal solution in the industry. Hydraway offers superior performance and is a cost-effective replacement for conventional drain tile systems commonly referred to as French drains.
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For 20+ years, we’ve manufactured Hydraway Drainage Systems that is widely used as drainage on natural and synthetic sports turf, golf courses, and various types of athletic fields – world wide. Our installation partners prefer this advanced drainage system for the many benefits described above. There have been no known failures of the drainage system and this solution is being used on the most prestigious projects because of its performance.
The Hydraway system has proven it can stand up to any test no matter the challenges of your project. Intech Anchoring offers in-house design services to ensure your yard or landscape drains to its full potential. To learn more about Hydraway and our entire line of products, visit our Hydraway site today.
Tim is the President of Intech Anchoring and has 25 years of experience in the Civil Engineering and Geostructural Industry. Tim has developed extensive industry knowledge by working to support the needs of specialty contractors at each and every business level. Tim’s diverse industry background has given him exposure to a wide variety civil construction projects, ranging from the simplest residential applications to the most complex commercial and industrial projects. Coupled with a highly skilled and educated team, Tim focuses on providing the highest quality products and solutions to Intech Anchoring’s customers in order to consistently exceed expectations.