Updated: Jul 22
Drainage and erosion issues are often a headache for property owners. If they are not resolved using the right control features, you'll often have to deal with flooding, water run-off, erosion, structural damage, and other issues.
In this post, we'll look at the causes and signs of drainage problems, and how to fix them.
Causes of Drainage Problems
Here are some of the primary causes of drainage problems:
Poor landscaping, including improper grading
Broken or damaged pipework
Signs of Drainage Problems
Some of the signs of drainage issues you should note are:
An abundance of mosquitoes in your home is a strong hint of drainage problems.
Mosquitoes breed where there's standing water, and this, in turn, indicates that water isn't draining as it should.
When plants and greenery begin to die off, it may be a result of the soil being oversaturated with water. The roots become exposed, highlighting washed-off dirt.
Puddles and pools after rains
This is often the case when some portions of the landscape aren't graded properly, as the excess water will refuse to drain off.
Erosion results from drainage problems in the landscape, and slopes are generally the most susceptible to erosion. Even gentle, sloping ground can be seriously affected, as it'll surely increase the speed of water run-off.
In inclined areas where the water flows fast, the effect is often worse (especially with heavy rains), and the long-term damage to your landscape is profound.
How to Fix Them
Retaining walls, French drains, and rain gardens are some of the drainage and erosion control features that can end your home's drainage issues.
Our experts can inspect your landscape to identify the causes of drainage issues and construct effective solutions while beautifying your landscape. Call us or shoot us a mail to consult our landscape experts today.