Downers Grove residents like to protect their investment in their homes, especially given that the weather presents continuous challenges in the form of snow, rain, and even the occasional flood.
Proper water drainage may not be at the top of your list of home improvement priorities; however, if you have standing water, it very well could be one of the most important improvements you ever make.
This is a little background on what causes drainage problems, and how the Downers Grove yard drainage experts at Ware can help you with the right drainage solution for your property.
Resolving drainage problems is first a matter of determining the cause or causes of pooled water that fails to drain from your property. These are some possible causes of drainage issues on your property:
You can put a drain in your backyard, and, in fact, many homeowners do because it can help you avoid a host of problems down the line. A French drain can be installed by digging a trench in your yard that will then be lined with perforated pipe and gravel, allowing excess water to drain away.
If your yard doesn’t drain well, you can fix this issue by installing a French drain, regrading your yard, extending your downspouts, and other creative landscaping solutions. Our Downers Grove yard drainage experts will evaluate your property’s drainage issue and come up with a solution that is tailored to your needs.
Is your yard waterlogged? You can drain it by aerating the soil. This involves using a specially designed aeration tool or a pitchfork to create small holes in your soil. These will allow the water to drain faster.
The water table is the level at which the ground is saturated with water. It is the upper surface of the groundwater zone and marks the boundary between the saturated and unsaturated zones of soil or rock.
The water table can rise or fall due to changes in precipitation, groundwater pumping, and other factors, and it is an important consideration in the design of wells, septic systems, and other structures that rely on or interact with groundwater.
Most people don’t put too much thought into yard drainage. That’s why we’re here to help!
Every Downers Grove landscape is different and requires a system designed to keep water moving in the right direction. If you have problems with drainage on your property, you may need to consider one of the following options:
Ware Landscaping has a solution for every one of your outdoor homecare needs. Mike Ware has been in the lawn care business ever since he was a teenager cutting lawns for pocket money in the 90’s.
Drainage may not be the most exciting home improvement project, but taking control of the problem before it becomes damaging and costly preserves your investment in your home while making your outdoor entertaining space more functional.
Once the drainage issues have been resolved, then it’s time to really make your backyard shine with professional landscaping, a custom built fire pit, a new patio or deck, or a custom lighting or sound system. We are happy to handle all of these improvements for you.
Your investment in your home is too important to leave to chance. The elements in the Downers Grove area are no joke, and that drainage issue that’s been in the back of your mind for years may be causing thousands of dollars of damage right beneath your feet.
If standing water is a problem on your property, call Ware Landscaping at (630) 557-8170 for a free assessment. We will tailor a custom solution for your drainage issues.