Landscape Drainage Services in Naperville

Naperville, IL gets a lot of rain and snow–and property owners have to deal with the mess!

As part of Chicagoland, Naperville receives 39.2 inches of precipitation in an average year, which is significantly more than the US national average–30.2 inches. 

All of this water has to have somewhere to go. Even though Naperville has an excellent stormwater management system, the standing water at some properties struggles to get to the stormwater system. 

That’s when you end up with a landscaping drainage problem.

Ware Landscaping offers landscape drainage services for homeowners and commercial property owners in Naperville. We alleviate the stress of drainage problems and help you achieve the beautiful landscaping you dream of.

Drain gutter in a green grass lawn and stone pavement sidewalk in Naperville

How to Recognize Drainage Problems on Your Property

First, let’s talk about how to know if you have a drainage problem in the first place.

Immediately after a major storm, a little bit of standing water is okay–if it goes away quickly. Standing water that stays for hours, or even days? That’s a sign of a big problem. 

Here are some other indicators of drainage issues at your home or business:

  • Your gutters are overflowing
  • Your drain and catch basins are full of sticks, leaves, and other debris
  • Soil erosion is making your yard look like parts of it are falling away
  • You have bare spots in your yard where nothing will grow
  • Your basement is damp, flooded, or smells musty
  • There are cracks or leaks in your foundation
  • Your home or business smells like mildew

House with seamless aluminum rain gutters in Naperville

Common causes of drainage problems

There are a number of things that can cause drainage problems, but most of them fit into one of the following four categories: sullage, stormwater, floodwater, and natural water. 

  • Sullage, which is used water from showers, sinks, baths, and washing machines, can flood a basement, home, or yard. An improperly installed drainage system can cause this water to back up in the house or drain into an inappropriate location on the property. 
  • When rainwater can’t infiltrate through the soil or evaporate, it is called stormwater. Stormwater may collect in depressions in the yard or lawn, or overflow an area until it reaches either the stormwater management system or a source of natural water like  astream, river, or channel. 
  • Floodwater is the water that overflows from a river or channel during heavy rains or periods of snowmelt.
  • Often, natural water like a stream, pond, or creek is a desirable landscaping feature, but sometimes, this water can collect in undesirable puddles on your property. 

Why it’s so important to fix your drainage issues right away

Drainage issues can cause long-term damage to your home, business, or property. 

It can ruin your yard, cause permanent damage to your basement or home, cheat you from opportunities to enjoy your yard, and create an eyesore to the community. Standing water can even create health hazards. 

Don’t hesitate when it comes to having your drainage problems checked out by an expert. At Ware Landscaping, we can identify the problem (or problems!) and help you develop an effective plan for remedying everything that is causing flooding, standing water, erosion, a bare lawn, and more. 

How We Fix Drainage Issues

Drainage is not a “one size fits all” situation. That’s why we never use a “one size fits all” approach. Instead, we create a plan that meets your needs, your dreams, and your budget. 

Some of our drainage solutions include: 

  • Installing a French drain
  • Grading or regrading your lawn 
  • Installing a stormwater drain leach field 
  • Assessing and correcting other sources of drainage problems 

Drain on the outside lawn in green grass in Naperville

Benefits of Hiring Ware Landscaping to Fix Your Lawn Drainage Problems

If you have noticed drainage problems in your yard or lawn, you may be tempted to solve the problem on your own. After all, there are lots of DIY videos and guides out there. 

Unfortunately, we have a lot of experience with coming into failed DIY situations to try to fix what went wrong. We don’t blame anybody for giving it a try, but we also know that landscape drainage issues are complicated and often need an expert’s attention. 

Often, people who try to fix their yard issues themselves end up spending more money and causing more damage in the long run than if they had just hired a professional landscaping service in the first place! 

Additional benefits

Hiring a team of lawn drainage experts in Naperville ensures that you get benefits such as: 

  • Drainage solutions that last 10+ years
  • A healthier lawn or yard
  • Gorgeous landscaping that doesn’t get waterlogged 
  • Getting the use of your yard back
  • A huge reduction in mosquitoes and insects because we get rid of their breeding ground
  • No more moisture in your basement
  • Better curb appeal
  • Increased property value
  • A more attractive and professional-looking business

Landscaping Drainage FAQs

How often do I need to clean out my yard drain? 

Any time you see mud, leaves, sticks, or other debris blocking the drain grate, it’s time to clean the drain. In Naperville, consistent rain and snow means you will want to regularly clean out the grate. Ideally, that’s every month–but many property owners do just fine by cleaning it out twice a year. 

If your drain’s termination area is on your property (as opposed to going into a stormwater system), be sure to clean out anything that blocks the space where the water is released. 

Can I hire someone to manage my drainage system? 

Yes, you can! If you are worried about maintaining your drainage system on your own, Ware Landscaping can help. We provide installation and maintenance of homes and businesses. 

How long will a French drain last? 

With proper installation, a French drain can last for decades! Because we guarantee our work, we offer a 10-year guarantee on all of our drainage systems. When we install an outdoor drain, we guarantee that if you have problems with it in the next 10 years, we will come fix it–for free.

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.

Ware Landscaping–Ready to Solve Naperville’s Drainage Issues

Having a flooded yard or basement is a frustrating experience!

At Ware Landscaping, we help property owners with flooded yards, soil erosion, wet basements, and more. Your first call should be to our team of Naperville landscaping drainage experts! 

Our specialists are ready to help. Call us today at 630-557-8170 so that you can schedule your complimentary assessment. During your consultation, we will answer your questions, assess the problems, identify issues you may not have noticed, and walk you through your options.