Do you have a soggy yard? Does your lawn turn into a swampy mess every time it rains too hard? If so your yard likely has drainage issues. Standing water creating small pools all over your yard is more than just an eyesore, as standing water can pose serious problems to your home’s foundation and ultimately find its way into your basement.
There are a few options to fix your wet yard troubles, varying in cost and difficulty. Before you start digging a trench or taking other steps toward getting rid of the water in your damp yard, step back and survey the situation to see where the water is coming from. A simple fix to start with is to extend the downspout from near your house. Or, sometimes the trouble is a sump pump discharge that’s draining into a low area of your yard.
The majority of drainage problems, however, are usually caused by a low pitch or slope in the yard which prevents water runoff from being diverted away from the house. In this situation, a French drain or drain tiles should be installed.
At some point, most homeowners have to deal with drainage problems in their yard. Whether the soggy situation is the result of too much rain without a proper pitch to your yard for drainage or something else, there are always solutions to the problem. If you’re in need of a drain tile system in DuPage County, IL, A-Proseal Basement Waterproofing offers waterproofing solutions for basement and foundations of all types.