Backyard drainage design considerations
Pooling water in your yard is more than unsightly—it undermines the structural integrity of your home.
Left untreated, it can leak into your basement and weaken your foundation. Installing a drainage system in your yard can help.
Here are some of the problems caused by insufficient yard drainage pipe systems, or worse yet, no drainage system at all:
- Dying flowers, lawn, treesPlants require water to survive, but when they are saturated with it for too long, water can actually drown your grass, flowers, and trees. And, because you can’t mow wet grass, pooling water can prevent you from properly caring for your lawn.
- Structural damage or foundation problemsThe concrete walls of your foundation are porous, and excess water around your home can travel through the concrete into your basement or crawl space.Because water undermines the structural integrity of your concrete foundation, your foundation walls can begin to crack, bow and leak. Over time, excess water in your basement can cause your wooden floor joists to rot, mold to grow and pests to breed.
At the first sign of a drainage problem, you need to call an experienced yard drainage company. At Helitech Waterproofing & Foundation Repair, we offer free estimates and consultations to homeowners just like you. We want to give you an opportunity to talk to us about your drainage problems. Then we’ll work together to devise a customized backyard drainage design specific to your home’s needs.
Plus, we want to be transparent about the cost of the necessary work by giving you an accurate estimate up front. After all, our goal is to satisfy you through excellent work and fair prices.
Stop water damage in its tracks.
Call the backyard drainage design experts at Helitech today.
The three traits of a successful front- and back-yard drainage design
Successful drainage systems contain more than just yard drainage pipe. Without getting too technical, there are three goals of any backyard drainage design: capture excess water, convey it to away from your home and allow it to drain safely into the ground.
- CaptureWhile designing your drainage system, a yard drainage contractor will first think about capturing all excess water. Downspouts and gutters are the first lines of defense, but thought needs to be put into where this water will go .Catch basins are sometimes installed where water naturally pools, or where downspouts release rain during storms, to prevent water from pooling or draining into your foundation. Sump pumps are another good way of gathering and re-directing excess water. We’ll work with you to devise the best solution for your home’s drainage needs.
- RedirectOnce water is captured, you need to transport—or convey—it away from your house toward a safe area for it to drain. This can be done in a variety of ways, depending on the soil, elevation and geographic location. Simple yard drainage paths—and French drains—around the perimeter of your home are a good way of directing water away from your foundation.
- DrainOnce water is captured and directed away from your home, it needs to be allowed to percolate—or drain—into the ground. Sump pumps and gravity flow drains provide a safe area for water to drain. For areas where rainfall is common, sometimes an emergency pump drain is attached to your gravity flow drain, for times when your dry well cannot keep up with the flow of water.
’ll give you, the homeowner, a free quote for your backyard drainage design.
We’ll get back to you with a cost-effective solution.