How to Maintain Proper Yard Drainage on Your Residential Property

Rainy months can often seem scattered throughout the year. This can often mean impending water damage onto your property, and one of the best ways of preparing for that is getting your yard drainage in tip-top shape. It should be able to funnel all the excess water away from your home to prevent any insect infestation, costly repairs, and more.

Some homeowners are unable to successfully drain the rainwater that starts to accumulate. As a result, water can begin to pool around, many parts of the yard have been ridden with rain, and, without knowing it, the house’s structural integrity can be one step closer to danger.

Getting professional contractors that can offer drainage services and solutions is your best bet on protecting your home as the rain season starts trickling in. Here’s what you can have them do:

Assess the Current System

Drainage contractors have had the best experience possible when it comes to checking your system, seeing what can be improved and what existing issues can cost your home. Plus, if you contact a local service provider from your area, they may already be familiar with the landscape and weather that your area experiences. 

Drainage systems are best functional when they’re customized to their environment. Each property may need something different, so getting upgrades to your home as per expert opinion will be money well spent.

Install a French Drain

A French drain is a type of trench used to prevent water from getting to your home’s foundation and causing direct water damage. It’s integral to almost any yard drainage system as it helps collect any water and steer it away from the home. This French drain should normally be connected to a neighborhood drain or a creek via a pipeline.

Understandable, some yards may not thrive with a French drain. A professional drainage service provider may give alternative solutions that can be a better match, such as a drain tile, channel drains, curtain drains, and more.

Property Regrading

There may be some instances where the ground of your property wasn’t leveled well during construction. This lopsidedness is usually evident when rainwater starts to collect in those slopes and pockets. Having a property regrading session is a must to avoid those water pools in the future and keep your yard usable even during the rainy season. 

Improve Stormwater Management

Rainfall can pour down much quicker and harder at some times of the year, which can be taxing even on your best drainage systems. Have drainage contractors take a look to construct the perfect stormwater prevention and management plan for your property so that you can feel a little more secure in your home.

Need help with your backyard drainage in Michigan? Sir Williams Drainage and Waterproofing Solutions provide residential and commercial property owners with high-quality landscaping and grounds maintenance services in the Metro Detroit area and all of Southeastern Michigan, including Belleville, Van Buren Township, and Sumpter. Contact us today! 

Sir Williams Gardens in Michigan can help you with your interior or exterior flooding issues.

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  • Plymouth, MI
  • Canton, MI
  • Northville, MI
  • Novi, MI
  • Livonia, MI
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  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • Ypsilanti, MI
  • Westland, MI
  • Van Buren TWP, MI