If your lawn looks like a swamp every time you get a heavy rain, you probably have drainage issues. A soggy lawn not only makes for an unusable lawn, but it can also lead to foundation and basement flooding issues. Any water that stands near your house is just looking for a way to enter your foundation, which can lead to more problems than just some muddy, wet grass.
So, what’s the solution? Drain tiles. Install underground drain tiling, such as a French drain, that extends from problematic low spots in the landscape – like a lawn that’s too flat – to a ditch or swale is the best way to alleviate drainage issues. A French drain is a versatile system for dealing with all kinds of drainage problems. Even if your lawn doesn’t have noticeable water issues, excess water underground will find its way into unnoticed cracks in your home’s foundation.
A typical French drain consists of a perforated pipe -usually flexible lightweight plastic- sheathed by a fabric sock to keep dirt and sand from clogging the pipe. The pipe is buried in a trench and surrounded by gravel. The water will simply soak into the soil as it flows along the perforated pipe.
Divert excess water simply and effectively by installing drain tiles in your yard. Take back use of your soggy yard with the help from A-Proseal exterior waterproofing in Cook County, IL.