Wet spots in your yard are a nuisance and an eyesore. Grass will die if it’s underwater for too long. You can’t mow over wet areas, and everyone tracks mud into the house. If the soggy area is close to your house, it can cause your basement to leak, or worse.
Anderson Gutter Company extends their expert knowledge of how water flows away from your house by assessing your property’s surface drainage.
Rain gutters and downspout lines provide an efficient first step in controlling roof runoff. But if the rain or melted snow channeled off the roof isn’t carried far enough away from the house, it will collect against the foundation wall or footing and seep into your basement or crawl space.
A channel drain (i.e. line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain) is a specific type of floor drain containing a dominant trough- or channel-shaped body.
French Drain Systems
If you have a soggy yard or a wet basement, then a French drain is your cure. Water always flows downhill, and by the easiest route possible. That’s the basic concept behind a French drain, a slightly sloped trench filled with round gravel and a pipe that diverts water away from your house.
Trenches and Water Drainage
One of the biggest causes of storm water runoff are hard surfaces such as rooftops, driveways and walkways. Well-placed and well-constructed runoff trenches will keep storm water away from the house and direct it to the yard or storm basins and drains.
If you would like to discuss which drainage solutions are best for your property, call us today at 513-668-8666.