Anyone who lives in the Chicago suburbs knows one thing: we are no strangers to serious weather! All that snow, ice, sleet, and rain adds up to water-logged terrain.
And unfortunately, the water on your property is no joke — it can wreak unseen havoc and cause you a lot of distress.
If you own a home in Glen Ellyn, you understand why this gorgeous Chicagoland suburb is so popular. If you’re a new homeowner, or just haven’t had time to invest in your landscape, understanding the basics of proper lawn drainage can help you keep your outdoor space beautiful and healthy year-round.
Call our team of Glen Ellyn yard drainage experts if you are experiencing drainage problems on your property. This type of issue is important to take care of quickly, before damage to your property has the chance to become more serious – and expensive!
For starters, you may be shocked to learn that 85% of home repair expenses are the result of water damage. And drainage problems are extremely common in northeastern Illinois, where we get an average of 37” snowfall and 37” annual rainfall.
A water-logged lawn impacts your enjoyment of your outdoor areas, not to mention the value of your property as well.
If you’re tired of dogs running in the house with muddy paws and visitors slipping in puddles on the lawn, it’s time to talk to experienced Glen Ellyn lawn drainage specialists to take care of these issues.
Ware landscaping is proud to bring local Glen Ellyn residents peace of mind by providing the best professional drainage solutions available.
Whether your house is 5 years old or 95 years old, you could be experiencing problems due to a faulty drainage system, or no drainage system at all on your premises.
There are some sure signs that something isn’t working correctly with your drainage system.
One of the most common issues with a poor drainage system is erosion. As water runs over land and down slopes, it takes soil with it, stealing nutrients away from plants.
Erosion can damage your garden beds and even cause damage to your sidewalks and foundations by removing support beneath them. Gaps can grow so large that it leads to a collapsed patio or walkway.
2. Overflowing gutters
Your gutter system is designed to channel rainwater and snowmelt to the corners of your home and away from the foundation. It prevents water from pouring down the side of your home and soaking the ground around the foundation.
If your gutters aren’t properly cleaned or if they are too small, they may not be able to handle large volumes of water. Water will flow over the top or seep underneath the gutter, allowing excess moisture to build around your home.
3. Warping in your wood floor
A poor drainage system can cause interior damage to your home, such as water damage to your floors. Water can invade your crawlspace or erode the soil around your foundation. Water buildup in your crawlspace can then cause the area under your floors to become excessively moist. The result is floors that swell and warp.
4. A clogged drain
Mother Nature often causes storms or high winds that blow dirt, leaves, trash, rocks, and other debris around your property. These things may also blow into your drains and clog them, preventing them from doing their job and diverting water from your home.
5. Wet crawl space
A soggy, water-logged crawl space can lead to a magnitude of problems. Mold and mildew thrive in this environment and can be detrimental to your health.
A damp crawl space can lead to structural problems with your home’s roof, framing, and flooring. A wet crawl space can also invite all kinds of unwanted pests who enjoy damp, dark environments.
We are proud to be northeast Chicago area’s premier yard drainage experts.
In addition to Glen Ellyn, we provide services to the following areas:
If you don’t see your city or town on the above list, give us a call and if we can service your area, we will be happy to work with you.
The skilled yard drainage experts at Ware Landscaping have been helping businesses and homeowners in Glen Ellyn and throughout the Chicago suburbs with drainage issues. Our specialized drainage solutions team offers a free initial assessment to analyze the cause of your drainage problem and determine the best possible fix.
Additionally, we tailor each of our drainage installation and repair projects to your property’s specific needs. We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to the health and quality of your landscape.
By entrusting us with the care of your yard, you’re not only freeing up time and reducing stress, but also creating a healthy and attractive outdoor environment for you and your family to enjoy.
We’ve been Glen Ellyn lawn drainage specialists for over a decade now, so we appreciate what residents love about this historic town and we intend to preserve its natural beauty.
Drainage problems can completely undermine any plans you have for the enjoyment of your yard. Standing water can make a child’s swingset a danger zone, kill your budding plants, and damage stone paths.
The price of drainage installation can seem costly, but compared to the ultimate costs you will pay after property damage is done, working with our Glen Ellyn landscaping and yard drainage experts will be an investment you’ll be very glad you made.
If you are in the Chicagoland area and are experiencing drainage problems, reach out to Ware Landscaping today (630) 557-8170 for a complimentary assessment and expert solution for your drainage issues.