3 Signs You Need a Drainage Solution
Drainage systems are part of a foundational and healthy landscape, preventing damage to your home and yard.
While we enjoy spending time and money on having the greenest grass or the most beautiful landscaping, we often overlook the need to ensure that heavy rains don’t cause damage to the foundation of our home or the landscape itself.
Here are three signs you need to call a drainage expert.
- There is standing water in areas of your yard.
Standing water is not only unsightly if it’s happening near the foundation of your home, but it can also cause significant and expensive damage. If it’s happening in your yard, it’s drowning the grass or landscaping and worst of all…it’s attracting mosquitos.
- The soil around your landscaping seems to be disappearing.
One of the results of heavy rain that isn’t discussed much is the fact that it causes soil erosion. As monsoon-style rains become more frequent in the Kansas City area, you may notice topsoil building up in low areas of your yard. This is an indication that the soil was displaced from higher elevations where you may have foundational trees or other landscaping.
- There is water in your basement.
This is where the old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is never more true. Spending a little on French drains can prevent heavy rains from ransacking your foundation, forcing water into your basement by redirecting it to somewhere that won’t cause damage. Part of an effective drainage system also includes a functional sump pump with a battery backup, in the case of power loss.
If you are plagued by drainage issues and are worried about damage to your home or landscaping, the experts at Teachers Irrigation are here to help. Whether it’s burying downspouts or sump pump discharge lines, installing sump pumps or French drains, we are your go-to for all drainage solutions.