Aurora Landscaping & Yard Drainage Experts

Aurora, IL is known for its rapid changes in weather, which can take a toll on your landscaping. Too much rain, snow, or sleet throughout the year can lead to a soggy, waterlogged yard. Not only does this look bad but it can also lead to bigger problems. When your yard starts flooding or you notice lawn drainage problems, call Aurora’s drainage experts.

Sun shining through the trees down the lawn in front of the house

At Ware Landscaping, we’ve been helping Aurora, IL home and business owners get rid of flooded yards for more than two decades. We create and implement long-lasting drainage solutions that ensure your property stays in good shape for years to come.

Does your Aurora lawn have drainage problems?

When you have standing water on your lawn, you know something’s wrong. If you notice any of these signs as well, you probably have a malfunctioning outdoor drain on your property:

  • Overflowing gutters
  • Drains and catch basins full of debris
  • Soil erosion (spots in your yard look like they’re slowly disintegrating)
  • Bare spots with no grass or plants in your yard
  • Moist or wet basement
  • Cracks or leaks in your foundation

These issues are usually the result of a bigger problem — poor yard drainage at your Aurora home or business. If you try to address these symptoms without getting to the root of the problem, you’ll just end up with a soggy lawn and costly repairs to make.

Aurora, IL Lawn Drainage Solutions

If your home needs a new drainage system, our team of Aurora landscaping and yard draining experts can help. We offer several yard drainage services to prevent your lawn from ever flooding again.

The best outdoor drain for your home depends on the specifics of your property, but the most common types of drains are:

  • Dry well: A dry well sits underground and collects excess water runoff. It then slowly releases the water back into the soil to help prevent flooding.
  • French drain: French drains consist of a trench dug around the perimeter of your house or business. Pipes with gravel fill the trench and take water from flooding-prone areas and redistribute it elsewhere.
  • Corrugated tubing: Corrugated tubes can be connected to your downspouts. Then, instead of water running off into your lawn, it gets diverted somewhere else, such as a plant bed or landscaped area.
  • Gutters and sump pump: A sump pump sits in your basement and collects water runoff from your downspouts. It then pumps the water to another spot that’s less likely to flood.

As you can see, there are several ways to deal with excess stormwater runoff. We can provide a free evaluation to let you know which drainage solution would be the most effective for your property.

Flooding Yard Problem With A French Drain

Why hire lawn drainage experts?

If you notice problems with flooding or standing water in your lawn, you might think you can solve the problem yourself. Why bother hiring professionals to take care of it for you? There are several benefits, the most important being peace of mind. You don’t have to deal with it yourself and you can rest assured that your yard drainage issue will be dealt with properly.

Other benefits of hiring experts are:

  • Getting a professional drainage solution that lasts 10+ years
  • Improving and maintaining the health of your lawn
  • Making your landscaping more appealing by removing standing water and excess moisture
  • Eliminating breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other insects that like moist areas
  • Expanding the usable space in your front and back yards
  • Preventing moisture from seeping into your basement or crawl space
  • Increasing your property value with a properly functioning drainage system

When you work with us, we treat your property like it’s our own. We know that having a flooded yard is frustrating. You want all the excess water gone — and the assurance that it won’t come back. We devise drainage solutions to ensure that your lawn stays drained and problem-free for a minimum of 10 years (most likely longer than that!).

Cement drain basket for french drain with grate on top


How do I keep my yard drain clear?

You can clean a yard drain first by removing leaves, mud, or other debris blocking the drain grate. Then, remove the grate itself and clear out any debris that is blocking the entrance. You should also clean near the termination area, or where the water gets released.

How long do French drains last?

When installed properly, a French drain can last for decades. At Ware Landscaping, we offer a 10-year guarantee on all of our drainage systems. If we install an outdoor drain and you start having problems within 10 years of installation, we’ll come fix it for free.

How often should I clean outdoor drains?

You should clean yard drains or sewers once a year. Autumn is usually the best time to do it because falling leaves can easily clog up drains and gutters. If you don’t want the hassle of cleaning your drains yourself, or you aren’t sure of the best way to do it, you can hire professional landscapers for yearly drain maintenance and cleaning.

Ware Landscaping can solve your yard drainage problems

When your home or business has a flooded yard, wet basement, or soil erosion, your first call should be to a team of Aurora landscaping and drainage experts. Don’t let your lawn’s drainage problems worry you any more. Call our experts today at 630-557-8170 and we’ll provide you with a complimentary assessment.