A beautiful lawn is dependent on water, however too much of it can be a problem. Excessive water can cause damage to your property, such as: soil erosion, leaky basements, unhealthy plants, mosquito nests, and more.
While most of these problems start off small and gradually become more and more of a problem, excess water and improper drainage systems can cause a lot more damage than what a professionally installed yard drainage system will cost. At Advanced, we offer a variety of drainage system solutions that will promote proper yard drainage and secure the removal of unnecessary water. To learn more about our drainage solutions.
All homes require proper drainage. Homes that have poor drainage can heave. (i.e., if water ponds within 4 feet or so of the foundation after watering or rain) This heaving of the foundation causes stress to both the foundation and structure.
A surface drainage system typically includes 9 inches by 9 inch or 12 by 12-inch area drains and 4-inch flexible PVC pipe. The system is used to collect water at ground level and channel it away from the home. If there is not enough natural grade to allow the water to gravity drain away, it may be necessary to install a sump pump system.
A French drainage system is a trench covered with gravel or rock that redirects surface and/or groundwater away from an area. A French drain has a perforated hollow pipe along the bottom to capture water that seeps down through the upper gravel or rock. French drains are common drainage systems, primarily used to prevent groundwater from migrating under the foundation. Groundwater under a foundation can cause movement beyond seasonal norms. French drains are also used behind retaining walls to relieve hydrostatic pressure.
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