Claredon Hills Yard Drainage & Landscaping Experts

Clarendon Hills residents experience all four seasons: snow, sleet, ice, rain, and more. Constant weather changes can make your yard soggy and cause huge drainage problems. You want the investment you made into your charming Clarendon Hills property to last. To keep your lawn healthy and your property in good shape, you may need the help of drainage professionals.

Water damage is one of the biggest and costliest problems for homes in the U.S. Instead of simply dealing with a muddy yard or a moldy basement, take action. Invest in a proper drainage solution today to prevent years of future repairs to your home or business.

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Does your yard have a drainage problem?

How do you know if your Clarendon Hills home needs a new drainage solution? You may notice the signs of poor drainage:

  • Erosion: If you see soil in places it’s not supposed to be, your yard’s poor drainage system is causing erosion. Erosion can also appear as ravine-like patterns in your yard.
  • Overflowing gutters: If water is flowing through the top or bottom of your gutters, you need to take action. Too-small or improperly-cleaned gutters allow excess moisture into your home.
  • Warping in your wood floor: Poor yard drainage can make its way inside your home in the form of warped wood floorboards.
  • A clogged drain: Check your drains periodically. If you see buildup of dirt, leaves, or trash you may have a problem and need a custom drainage solution.
  • Wet crawl space: Is your crawl space moldy or waterlogged? That’s a good sign that you have yard drainage issues.

A lot of things can go wrong with your home’s yard drainage system. It can be a huge stressor for you as well. Rather than dealing with these problems on your own, call a drainage expert to fix it.

Clarendon Hills Yard Drainage Experts

At Ware Landscaping, we’ve been solving drainage problems for Clarendon Hills homes and businesses for over two decades. We understand that a soggy, flooded yard can be frustrating. We also know the costly repairs it takes to get rid of foundation cracks or a moldy basement.

Our specialized drainage team tackles each job using our honed process:

  1. A free, initial assessment to analyze the cause of your drainage problem and suggestion the best possible fix
  2. Devising and installing a custom drainage system for your property.
  3. Grading the property if necessary and installing sod

We’re ready to put our considerable expertise to work for you. Call Ware Landscaping today for an estimate on our drainage services or to book an on-site assessment.

Clarendon Hills Landscaping & Yard Drainage Experts

Our Clarendon Hills Drainage Services

We tailor our drainage services to your home’s specific needs. Not sure what a quadruple drain is or if you need one? No worries, because we do, and we’ll make sure you have a clear understanding of your options. We’ll provide a full assessment of your property before starting the work so we can have a precise idea of which drainage service is best suited for you.

Dry Well

A dry well diverts water into an underground well and distributes it back to the soil. Dry wells are especially effective for managing stormwater runoff. They’re also environmentally friendly because they prevent runoff from entering streams and lakes where they could mix with contaminants and cause pollution.

French Drain

French drains have trenches that hold pipes full of gravel. Water flows through these rock-filled pipes and excretes into the ground. This process diverts the water away from your home. French drains are ideal for retaining walls situated on hillsides or slopes.

Lawn Grade Correction

For some homes, the best way to prevent drainage problems is by correcting the slope of the land around the property. We can correct lawn grades for Clarendon Hills homes to keep water from flowing toward the foundation and prevent accumulation in low areas.

Corrugated Tubes

One way to direct water away from your home is by installing underground corrugated tubes. Not only does this solution prevent water from filling up low areas but it can also channel water to landscaped areas or gardens that require frequent watering.

Yard Drainage FAQs

What is the best drain for your yard?

There are several effective drainage solutions and one of the most common is the French drain. This type of drain can be installed on almost any property and is fairly easy to maintain. Of course, dry wells, corrugated tubes, and lawn grade correction are also good options. When you have a drain problem, you should contact a drainage and landscaping professional to help you determine the best solution for your home.

How deep should a yard drain be?

If you’re installing a French drain it should be between 1.5-2 feet deep and between 9-12 inches wide. This is a general guideline for drain installation and your yard may require different measurements. If you don’t want to install your own French drain, you can contact drainage experts to do it for you. They’ll ensure the drain is deep enough underground.

How much does it cost to put a drain around the house?

The cost for a custom drain solution for your home depends heavily on the type of drain you choose and the extent of the work involved to install it. When considering how much to spend on a drain for your yard, consider the consequences of poor drainage. Breeding mosquitoes, foundation cracks, rot, mildew and mold, and water seepage into your basement — these problems could end up costing even more in repairs than installing a proper drainage system.

Call Ware Landscaping for your yard drainage needs

When you have drainage problems, it can undermine your plans for a healthy, beautifully landscaped outdoor area. It can cause more problems inside your home later on, too. Don’t wait until the situation is desperate and water damage has ruined your life. Call the experts at Ware Landscaping at 630-557-8170 for a free assessment of your drainage problem.