Wet and Soggy Ground: Moisture soaked ground is very common in the Gulf Coast Region. It is usually very easy to spot and very easy to feel. This symptom is usually the result of undesirable grading. Because water follows the path of least resistance and therefore collects where it cannot flow away from the property. Lawn mowers often sink into wet and soggy ground and leave tracks. Children and pets playing in these wet and soggy areas often track dirt and mud into the house. Lawn fungus is common when the ground is wet.
Puddles or Standing Water: Water should drain from every area in your yard. If a puddle remains longer than 30 minutes after a rainstorm ends you could potentially have a drainage issue. Puddles remaining in the yard for a long time make good breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Water Flowing into Your Home: In some cases a drainage problem results in water from the yard flowing into the home. The problem usually appears as wet carpeting, flooring around a door, or around the outer wall of the home. Mold, fungus, and mildew thrive in damp areas and can cause a host of health problems, including allergens and respiratory issues.
Slope Drainage: Ensuring that your yard is properly sloped away from your home is crucial to prevent standing water. Standing water may indicate you have a grading issue that, if not fixed properly, can lead to a muddy yard. Standing water also can create foundation damage. When we see these issues, we install catch basins and drainage pipes in the lower area of your property. This ensures efficient water drainage, addressing the issue of standing water.
Barriers Blocking Natural Drain Flow: Structures such as concrete barriers have the potential to embed the flow of water towards drains, resulting in standing water. The sight of this issue becomes evident when observing standing water in the lower regions of your property. If left unaddressed erosion may be an issue, leading to gradual shifts in the concrete over time. Installing surface catch basins to collect the water will help this issue.
Down Spout Gutter: While gutters collect roof water, it’s essential to address potential pooling issues caused by low downspouts. If not delt with properly, pooling water can contribute to foundation damage. A solution involves connecting all downspouts around your home to an existing drainage line, ensuring effective water redirection.