As the rains come in and sweep across Texas, a proper drainage system can be difference between saving your landscape and yard and having standing water that makes your lawn soggy. During heavy rainfall, here are 5 outdoor areas that need a proper drainage system.
While water features are an impressive element to see in your front yard, standing water is not a sight you’d like to behold. Front yards, with its relatively flat terrain and surface, are not only the most noticeable outdoor area when your place gets flooded, it’s also one of the hardest places to clean up after a flooding.
A crucial section of your outdoor area, your driveway leading to your garage must remain flood-free to function. Flood-free also means less water damage to your car’s engine. When planning for a driveway drainage, contractors will be focusing on two factors: placement and angle. It helps if your driveway is slightly elevated to prevent low-level floods from easily reaching your driveway and garage.
For your lawn to always sport that verdant color, drainage is essential to avoid standing water which drowns and eventually kills your grass. Aside from redirecting excess water away from your lawn, downspouts need to be placed directly to the drain.
Usually built to prevent erosion of your higher terrain, retaining walls can only hold so much waterlogged soil before it gives out. Thus, proper drainage must be incorporated into building retaining walls for your outdoor areas.
While everyone would love to have an outdoor pool, it’s not the case when the pool is made of rainwater or worse, flood water. Low lying areas, soil composition and elevation must all be taken into account when creating a drainage solution for a backyard drainage.
As the rainy and stormy seasons come in, proper drainage for these outdoor areas are needed to avoid flooding and destruction to your plants, landscaping or even property. If you are in need of a professional contractor for drainage solutions, call us today for a free in-home consultation and estimate.