Anyone who lives in the gorgeous Chicago suburb of Geneva knows that we get a lot of extreme weather! All that snow, sleet, ice, and rain can add up to wet terrain. And unfortunately, sometimes the water on your property causes unseen damage. Drainage issues can ruin an otherwise healthy and attractive landscape.
If you own a home here, you understand why this area is in such high demand. We’ve been Geneva lawn drainage experts for over a decade now, so we appreciate a healthy local lawn!
If you’re a new homeowner, or just haven’t had time to invest in designing your landscape, understanding the value of proper drainage can help you head off expensive problems before they arise.
Sometimes unseen culprits can cause extensive damage before you even realize there is a problem. Standing water is that kind of silent destroyer. It may seem like a mere nuisance, but the ramifications of water problems in terms of property damage are real.
In fact, you may be surprised to learn that approximately 85% of home repair expenses are due to water damage.
At Ware, we are proud to help Chicagoland residents beautify their patios, gardens, and lawns, and even help with setting up festive holiday lights.
But we always advise our customers that underneath it all, you must have a solid drainage system in place, otherwise, all those home improvements will be undermined by erosion and leaks.
Here are some sure signs that you have a drainage issue on your property:
If you see any or all of these issues, take action right away. The Geneva yard drainage specialists at Ware will find the underlying cause of your gullies, exposed roots, soggy spots, and damp crawl space.
A French drain is typically made up of a perforated pipe that is surrounded by gravel or other drainage material and buried in the ground. The perforations in the pipe allow water to flow into it, and the gravel or other drainage material helps to filter the water and prevent soil particles from clogging the drain.
The water that flows into the French drain is then redirected to a safe discharge point, such as a ditch, creek, or storm sewer.
Dry wells can be installed in areas where traditional surface drainage solutions are not feasible, such as areas with a high water table or areas that are susceptible to heavy rainfall or flooding.
A dry well is designed to collect and store excess water, such as rainwater runoff or water from a sump pump, and then gradually release it back into the ground. This helps to prevent water from pooling or flowing onto a property, which can cause damage to the foundation, basement, or other structures.
If you are experiencing water buildup or pooling on your lawn, it may be necessary to have a professional perform a lawn grade correction to resolve the issue.
Lawn grade correction typically involves digging and removing soil from high areas and filling in low areas to create a gentle slope that directs water away from your property. This can be done using a variety of tools, including shovels, grading rakes, and bobcats, and may involve adding or removing soil, gravel, or other materials to achieve the desired slope.
We are proud to be premier Geneva yard drainage experts.
In addition to Geneva, we provide services to the following areas:
If you don’t see your town or city on this list, give us a call and if we can service your area, we will be happy to work with you.
Every property is unique, so we do not advise a cookie-cutter approach to every lawn. If your yard is not draining well, these are some potential fixes:
The cost of fixing drainage around a house can vary widely depending on the extent of the problem and the solution required. Though planning and investing in a drainage system is not the most exciting endeavor for a homeowner, it will pay off in spades when you lay the groundwork for a safe, healthy environment for you and your family.
The water table is the upper level of a saturated zone of groundwater in the soil or rocks where the pressure of the water is equal to atmospheric pressure. In other words, it’s the level at which the groundwater reaches the surface and is exposed to the air.
The water table can fluctuate based on a variety of factors, such as precipitation, evaporation, pumping, and recharge from surface water. In some areas, the water table may be close to the surface, while in others it may be several hundred feet below the surface.
The skilled yard drainage experts at Ware Landscaping have been helping homeowners and businesses in Geneva and throughout Chicagoland with drainage.
We know northeastern Illinois. Our weather is different from other places. Understanding our local terrain is critical when designing and implementing a drainage solution. Our family-owned business has been built on exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Our excellent ratings speak for themselves. At Ware Landscaping, we are proud to have over 175 positive reviews, and we have been honored to serve Geneva and the surrounding suburban Chicago region for over a decade.
Call the Geneva drainage specialists at Ware Landscaping today at (630) 557-8170. We can provide a complimentary assessment and work with you to find the best solution for your drainage issues.