If you are like many homeowners in Southeastern PA, you may be dealing with flooding in your backyard. This can be a major problem, not only because it is unsightly but also because it can damage your property and even create a health hazard. There are a few things that you can do to take care of the problem and get your yard back to normal. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best ways to deal with backyard flooding. We will also recommend some solutions that our team at Hydroscapes can provide!
Install a French Drain
One of the best ways to deal with backyard flooding is to install a French drain. A French drain is a type of drainage system that helps to redirect water away from your property. This can be an effective solution if your yard floods often or if you live in an area that is prone to flooding. At Hydroscapes, we can install a French drain on your property quickly and efficiently. We will also ensure that it is properly installed so that you do not have to worry about it again!
Install a Rain Barrell
Another solution that you may want to consider is installing a rain barrel. A rain barrel is a type of container that collects rainwater from your roof. This can be used to water your plants or lawn during dry periods. It can also help to reduce the amount of runoff from your property. Hydroscapes can install a rain barrel on your property and show you how to use it properly.
Install a Pop Up Drainage System
If you have a small yard, or if you do not want to deal with the hassle of a French drain, then you may want to consider installing a pop up drainage system. This type of system is designed to collect water and redirect it away from your property.
Regrade Your Yard
Another great way to deal with backyard flooding is to regrade your yard. This simply means that we will adjust the slope of your yard so that water flows away from your house instead of towards it. This can be done by adding or removing dirt from your yard. While we are regrading the yard, we will also assess the drainage system and make a recommendation as to if we need to install a new one.
Have a Curtain Well Installed
You can also get rid of flooding in your yard using a curtain well. They are simply pipes with holes in them that are put throughout your yard and direct water from areas where water is collecting, to other areas of your yard. Many people think that curtain drains and french drains are the same. French drains, on the other hand, operate at a deeper level underground than curtain wells.
Add Some Mulch
This is more of a DIY fix, but if your yard is graded away from your house, you can fill it with mulch. This will help to absorb some of the water and keep it from pooling in your yard. If you are adding mulch right next to the exterior of your home, make sure the mulch is at least six inches from your siding to avoid excess moisture and rotting of your home’s exterior.
Install a Sump Pump
Finally, another great solution for backyard flooding is to install a sump pump. A sump pump is a type of pump that is installed in the lowest part of your property. It helps to redirect water away from your house and into a drainage system. This can be an extremely effective solution if your yard floods often.
Get Help From Yard Drainage Specialists
If you are having trouble getting rid of the flooding in your backyard, then you may want to consider getting help from a yard drainage contractor. At Hydroscapes, we have a team of experts who can assess your property and provide you with a customized solution. Contact us today to schedule a consultation! We will be happy to discuss your options and find the best option for your yard drainage issues.