Poor Yard Drainage Can Cause Problems

Poor Yard Drainage

poor yard drainage, surface water, poor yard drainage MOSometimes yards, driveways and sidewalks in Kansas and Missouri can be flooded during March and April. Melting snow and springtime rains can lead to excess water and slow runoff. Poor yard drainage may cause many problems in your lawn, gardens, external concrete walkways and foundation, including:

  • Mud in your lawn where children and pets cannot play
  • Potential lawn problems due to insects and fungus
  • Poor soil where many plants won’t thrive
  • Seepage into your home’s foundation and basement
  • Damage to exterior and interior concrete surfaces

Causes for Poor Yard Drainage

Lawn drainage problems are common during spring. Following are some of the causes for poor drainage:

  • Wrong slope of the land where water travels to the lowest spot
  • Type of soil which may or may not hold or drain water quickly
  • Paved areas, driveways, sidewalks or patios which spill water onto your lawn
  • Sprinkler systems which may be leaking or running too frequently
  • Neighboring yards which may slope onto yours

Solutions for Poor Yard Drainage

Draining Foundation WaterThe solution to a yard drainage problem depends upon the underlying cause. The most important aspect of any solution for poor lawn drainage is simply finding an alternative place for excess water to go:

  • Installing drains in low areas
  • Digging trenches to catch standing water
  • Installing pipes to route the excess
  • Creating a soakaway, an area filled with rocks to absorb excess water
  • Repair, seal or level concrete floors and surfaces

When to Call an Expert

Whatever your drainage problems, it is often useful to call in an expert to diagnose and solve your water issues. If you have poor drainage from concrete surfaces or other issues with your concrete patio, driveway, sidewalks or foundations, Polyjacking.com is the Kansas and Missouri expert at concrete leveling and repair. Call our experts anytime you need foundation leveling or repair.

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