If your yard is not draining properly, your outdoor space cannot thrive. Anything that hinders water from moving downhill and away from your property can become a drainage problem.
To the untrained eye, drainage problems are practically invisible. It can be incredibly difficult to spot potential issues and even minor problems can wreak major havoc on your yard. Though water is a vital resource for your landscaping, too much of it can cause just as many issues as too little water.
Installing drainage systems will help divert water away from your house by attaching downspouts. Installing French drains can also help areas with standing water. After a thorough evaluation of your yard, our St. Charles County landscaping team can recommend the best solution.
Keep in mind that any solution we implement makes no guarantee to keep water from getting in the basement, to eliminate standing water, or to eliminate any kind of erosion.
Common Drainage Problems
Poor drainage can result from a variety of problems within your yard. From your home’s gutters to your landscape design, it is important to pay close attention to detail to ensure that your yard’s drainage system is set up for success.
Common drainage problems include:
- Poor elevation at the home’s foundation
- Improper flower bed designs
- Improper grading
- Lack of slope for paved surfaces
- Gutter spout exits
- Poorly designed irrigation system
Hiring a professional is the best option if you have a drainage problem. Our Wentzville landscaping experts at Landesign Plus can carefully assess your yard’s drainage system and spot any potential issues. From there, we can discuss the possible solutions with you and help you select the best option for your yard and budget.