One of the most frustrating experiences that a homeowner can have is dealing with a problem but having no idea who to call. We find that a lot of people feel this way about yard drainage problems in North Texas.
A plumber is someone you would call for an interior drainage issue in a tub or a sink. But who do you call if you have yard drainage problems outside?
In this article, we’ll not only explain why a landscaping professional is the best call to make if you have yard drainage problems in North Texas, but we’ll talk about some of the possible solutions.
While there are sometimes other companies that advertise as offering yard drainage solutions, your best bet is to work with a landscaping professional.
A landscaper is used to dealing with the various issues that cause yard drainage problems in North Texas in the first place. A landscaping pro is an expert in the “land” and should also be able to offer various solutions to fix yard drainage problems.
The key to solving yard drainage woes is to figure out what is causing the problem in the first place.
There are actually a number of possible reasons for yard drainage issues and figuring it out will require some sleuthing.
Here are just some of the possible causes of yard drainage trouble.
Sometimes, standing water issues really are as simple as overwatering your landscape. If you are putting down more water than your lawn or landscape actually needs, it can start to make your property swampy. This problem will be compounded if you have compacted lawn soil that is struggling to absorb all of that water.
Of course, a problem like this could be happening “unknowingly.” It could also be that your irrigation system has a leak and excess water is inadvertently applied.
If your drainage problems seem to occur after a rainstorm, it could be a gutter issue that is at play.
Given that the roof is impenetrable, it will capture quite a bit of rainfall and force it into a downspout. When the water exits the downspout it’s often coming out in a fast stream that can cause a significant amount of soil erosion.
Since the Northern Texas weather pattern often means we’ll go through periods of drought and then have these big rainfalls with lots of rain all at once, this is a common concern. The rushing water created by one of these big storms can lead to a lot of hassles and headaches if it’s not draining properly.
Sometimes yard drainage problems in North Texas have to do with the way in which the yard is graded. If you have a low spot in your yard, that’s naturally going to be where the water pools.
A lot of properties in North Texas are close together in a way that a yard drainage issue on one property can easily cause trouble for a neighbor. At Grassperson, we work with a lot of subdivisions where the homes are close together and water woes are shared.
Oftentimes you see these properties set up in a way where the area between the two homes ends up being where water is pooling because it’s not draining well. But this area may become sloshy and totally unusable.
Once the root cause of your water woes is discovered, your landscape professional should be able to implement the proper solution.
Some possible answers to yard drainage problems include French drains, landscape drains, yard drainage systems, channel drains, and catch basins.
The right solution will be dependent upon exactly what you’re dealing with. As an example, the best solution for a shared issue with your neighbor might be a French drain. This involves the creation of a gravel-filled trench that includes a perforated or slotted pipe for drainage. It is used to direct surface water or groundwater away from the home or any other area where it can cause problems.
Once a landscape professional assesses what is going on at your property, they should be able to devise a solution that is right for you.
While we know that yard drainage issues are frustrating and sometimes costly, it’s important to remember that they usually only get worse. These types of problems do not just resolve themselves. In fact, they end up becoming what we usually call a “pay me now or pay me later scenario.”
If you choose the latter, and damage is actually done, you could end up paying more. Sometimes yard drainage can lead to greater woes such as water ending up inside your home or somehow damaging your property.
Ideally, you want to be proactive by identifying problems and fixing them before they become more costly.
Like so many other things, this boils down to having peace of mind. You don’t want to have to worry about yard drainage problems causing you greater hassles and headaches down the road.
At Grassperson, we want you to feel confident in having the best property on the block, and with that comes the responsibility of helping you to identify potential drainage problems and implementing solutions that can prevent worst-case scenarios.
Your willingness to be proactive will go a long way. Investing a little bit on the front end can really save you in the long run if a potential drainage concern is identified. That means you can go on having a great-looking property, even when Mother Nature tries to throw you a curveball. Water woes do not need to get in your way!
Ready to let go of the water worries at your North Texas home? Get in touch with us so we can talk about some yard drainage solutions that might work best for your unique property.