It’s normal to have a flooded yard for a few hours after a rain storm, but if your yard turns into a swamp every time it rains then you seriously need to consider hiring a drainage contractor.
Pooling water in your yard should be taken very seriously because it can cause some very costly damages to your property and belongings. There are three main ways in which Yard drainage problems during winter can cause damage.
DAMAGE TO PLANTS
Even though plants do need water to grow, too much of it will kill them. Excess rain can cause erosion which in turn exposes the roots and compromises the plants. Too much water also cuts out oxygen to the plants by filling up all the air pockets in the ground and stopping the process of photosynthesis and the plants start to die out. To prevent yard drainage problems, a professional will have to install a Catch Basin or Atrium Grates to remove excess water from plants. The Catch basin or Atrium Grates will later drain into a Flo-Well.
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WATER FLOWING INTO YOUR BUILDING FROM THE DRIVEWAY
Water shouldn’t flow from the driveway into your house or garage as that might not only damage your property but it’s likely to damage your belongs too. Channel drains and grates are used to prevent the flow of water into your garage or house. Channel drains will capture flowing water over a large area and channel it to the grates.
WATER DAMAGE TO HOUSE FOUNDATION
Excess water near your house will eventually find it’s way to your foundation and cause some serious problems. Once water manages to seep through your foundation, it will cause cracks to your foundation and walls or mold. To prevent this, a drainage contractor will have to install an underground downspout extension which guides water away from your foundation and guides it to a flo-well.
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HIRE A DRAINAGE CONTRACTOR
You should hire a professional drainage contractor to help you solve yard drainage problems during winter. Contact California Foundation Works on 323-418-2239 to get a free inspection and estimate.