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We know all too well that almost every homeowner has had to deal with a drainage problem in their yard at some point. Whether the condition has resulted from too many rain events in the season and not enough pitch to your yard to effectively route the water away from the house, there are always solutions to the problem.

The majority of drainage problems are usually caused by an inadequate pitch or slope in your yard which prevents water runoff from being diverted away from the house. And the issue is often complicated by downspouts on the residence that do not pipe away the rain gutter water from the property.

It’s preferable to have runoff water flow naturally over land without resorting to catch basins or French drains since they clog over a period of time. But sometimes these solutions may be the only ones that will work for your yard. Drainage problems sometimes arise because homes have been set too low by the builder. This leads to wet basements/cellars, which leads to even more issues.

You could install a sump pump system to pump the water out. But if you don’t have a block basement, you can’t solve the problem by trying to create a pitch with fill dirt against the foundation. If that’s not possible, the usual solution in this situation is to install a French drain around the house. Keep in mind that French drains can often get clogged up after three to five years and may need to be redone.

A lot of new homes often develop drainage problems because builders don’t install downspouts so rain water tends to stay in one area and is not diverted away from the house. At the same time, downspouts which divert water towards the house instead of away from it are also to blame. Channeling the water to your property line and dumping it into your neighbor’s yard is not the solution. The ideal approach is to figure out how to recirculate it into areas of your yard where it would do the most good.

Don’t fret about drainage issues; good gutter systems can solve your problems almost immediately. Call us today and we’ll fix your drainage issue ASAP!