When water collects in your yard and makes it soggy, it’s a sign that your landscaping requires some improvement. In this article, Rapid Dri, one of the top basement waterproofing companies in the area, shares three solutions that’ll help prevent your yard from getting soggy every time it rains.
Ensure Your Yard Has Adequate Slope
Having an adequate slope in your yard ensures that rainwater will drain properly. According to experts, a yard should have a minimum slope of 2% away from the home. This is approximately two feet for every 100 linear feet of yard. If there is inadequate slope and inefficient drainage, water may pool in your yard and cause flooding. It may also reach the foundation of your home and cause leaks or other problems.
Protect Your Foundation
If there is flooding near your home’s foundation, you have to stay alert for water infiltration. You should also be extra cautious if you have basement windows or window wells where water can seep through. These areas can collect water from the flooding and result in leaks. To keep your foundation safe and save you from foundation repair costs, you might want to install a collection tank with a sump pump directly below your window well. It will pump the water out and away from your home when the tank is filled up with water.
Look Into Installing a Dry Well
Dry wells are typically placed in low-lying areas to collect water. They use buried tanks to hold water and release it slowly into the surrounding soil. To know if your yard is a good candidate for dry well installation, consult with an expert.
If you need help with a foundation replacement job, you can count on Rapid Dri for professional and honest work. Our other areas of expertise include basement waterproofing, crawl spaces and gutters. Call us at (734) 272-4495 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve customers in Bloomfield Hills and Ypsilanti, MI.