Barrington Landscaping & Yard Drainage Experts

Barrington gets a lot of rain, snow, and ice each year. The climate here leads to soggy, waterlogged lawns that not only look unappealing but also lead to bigger property problems. When your lawn’s drainage system isn’t working properly, the best thing you can do to protect your property is call Barrington’s drainage experts.

Standing water in grassy area

Imagine you’ve planned a picnic for your family on your back lawn. You’re looking forward to a fun, carefree afternoon — and then you notice the standing water and muddy sod in your yard.

Poor landscaping drainage makes your yard unusable and even a health risk. Standing water can breed insects or create mold and mildew. Excess moisture can even lead to cracks in your home’s foundation.

Avoid the stress of a soggy lawn and call the drainage professionals at Ware Landscaping instead.

Why is my grass always wet and muddy?

The most common reason for a waterlogged lawn is poor drainage. You may also have soil that is too heavy, improper slope in your yard, or clogged drains. When you notice that you have standing water pooling in parts of your yard, you need to take action.

Flooding and excess water in your yard can lead to huge problems later on, like cracks in your home’s foundation or ruining your landscaping and hardscaping. If you don’t address poor drainage head-on, you may end up paying thousands of dollars for repairs to other parts of your lawn or your home.

What are the symptoms of poor soil drainage?

The most sure sign of poor yard drainage is when standing water gathers on your lawn. Not all drainage problems may have this symptom, though. You should also look for the presence of moss, soil discoloration, and stunted growth of your plants.

How can you fix poor soil drainage?

You can look up DIY drainage solutions online and attempt to install a dry well yourself, but it could end up costing you a lot of time and money. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it may ruin your yard. The best way to address yard drainage issues is to have a professional assessment by drainage experts. They can implement a proper solution for your lawn.

Who to Call for Drainage Problems in Your Yard

When your lawn has problems with too much water, the best person to call is a professional landscaper. Landscaping companies have the expertise needed to assess your yard’s specific drainage problem and implement a solution.

No two yards are alike. One property may be well suited for a dry well drainage solution, whereas another might require grade correction. Unless you’ve worked on countless residential and commercial drainage projects, you probably don’t know what the best way to solve your problem is.

You’ll get much more peace of mind by hiring experts than by watching videos online and attempting to do it yourself.

Barrington Landscaping & Yard Drainage Experts

Barrington, IL Yard Drainage Services

French Drains

A french drain is one of our most popular drainage solutions for Barrington homes and businesses. This type of drain involves digging out a trench around the perimeter of your house, anywhere from six to 20 feet from your home. The trench gets filled with pipes full of gravel, which help divert water away from the house or building.

Lawn Regrading

If water pools in low places in your lawn, it’s possible your yard needs to be regraded. We can change the slope, or grade, of your lawn so that stormwater naturally runs away from your home. 

Our Process

We’ve been installing drainage systems for Barrington homes for over two decades. In that time, we’ve developed a concise process:

  1. Assess the problem and start digging.
  2. Install a system to catch and relocate stormwater to a low point or sewer.
  3. Redirect the downspouts and connect to the sump pump.
  4. Change the grade of the yard so water flows away from the house.
  5. Install new sod.

Of course, every drainage project is different. Your yard may not require regrading, or you may wish to direct excess water to a garden or other landscape feature. Whatever your needs are, we’re confident that we can meet them.

The Damage Poor Drainage Can Do to Your Property

Poor drainage creates bigger problems than just standing water. It can also lead to:

  • Breeding mosquitoes
  • Muddy lawns
  • Hardscaping damage
  • Foundation cracks
  • Rot
  • Unsightly landscapes
  • Mildew and mold
  • Prevention of proper plant growth
  • Water seepage into the basement

Not only can repairing some of these damages set you back thousands of dollars, they can also be hazardous to your family’s health. Don’t let poor drainage cause even more problems to your Barrington home or business. Call our experts and put your drainage issues in the past.


Where should I drain excess water to?

The best place to release excess water from your lawn is into a retention pond, fountain, garden, or other landscape feature. These areas generally need a lot of water. It’s better for the environment and saves you money if you can reuse your drainage water by pumping it into these areas.

Can my home’s drainage system connect to the city’s stormwater drainage system?

No, most cities don’t allow you to tie into their drainage systems. Most citywide drains and sewer systems are old and weren’t built to handle such a large capacity. Therefore, they prohibit private homes and businesses from connecting to the public drainage system.

Where should a dry well be placed?

Dry wells should be at least 10 feet away from your home’s foundation and at least three feet away from your property line. The location needs to be adequate for receiving and releasing a lot of water. Dry wells release water into sand and rock that are installed around them, then the water is slowly absorbed by the sand and rock.

Call Ware Landscaping for Your Drainage Problems

Stop letting your soggy lawn ruin your plans and make your property look unsightly. Preserve your landscaping and peace of mind by calling our drainage experts at 630-557-8170. We’ll give you a complimentary assessment of your lawn’s drainage system.