Proper yard drainage will protect your home and maintain your outdoor living spaces. Even a small amount of standing water could have a way of becoming larger problems when ignored. At Envision Landscaping, we have a expertise to design and install yard drainage solutions to alleviate flooding, standing water or soggy areas around your home. We fully assess the drainage issues affecting your property. We will provide the solutions to solve drainage problem for your lawn and garden as well as preventing runoff water from getting into your yard, crawl space and basement. Drainage Caused By Soil Condition: A yard with drainage problem will suffocate the root systems and kill the plants. Even when standing water is not present, soggy soil has a direct affect to the roots of the plants. If the roots of a plant are weak then the plant will be vulnerable to various diseases and will not grow well or die as well as creating mud, reducing access into to lawn and garden areas. The main culprit for soggy soil in the lawn is the clayey soil or compacted soil. A good yard drainage should be able to eliminate rainwater in two ways, one is soaking to the ground and another is running off the yard. The solution to the problem could be one or more of the following: Soil amending, excavating and replacing new topsoil, re-grading the problem area, altering the elevation to encourage proper run off. If you need this service, our drainage installation service is required on-site analysis for diagnosing drainage problems. Drainage Caused By Elevation: Commonly, houses in the Northwest experiencing drainage problems are houses built on lower ground with exposure to rainwater runoff from higher ground. During heavy rain, water may be running down the slope and spilling onto properties. Keeping water from coming to the foundation eliminates the potential of leaking through the basement walls into the basement. Standing water at the foundation level could cause the foundation to deteriorate prematurely. Also, Standing water is one of the leading causes of root rotting diseases to lawn and garden. The solutions may include one or more of the following: Soil amending, re-grading the problem area, altering the elevation to encourage proper run off, excavating and replacing new soil. Wet Basement: There are two type of wet basements, one is caused by runoff rain water from above the ground that leaks through cracked foundation or cove joints during heavy rain. Other type of wet basements is groundwater naturally discharges from springs on a frequent even when it's not raining. If it is a case, you might need to consult a wet basement contractor who specializes in spring water. There is usually a much rain water for wet basement problems than a spring beneath the house. Runoff rain water can get in the basement through cracked foundation walls due to poor soil grading along the foundation. To solve the problem, we re-grade the soil along the foundation areas, altering the elevation to encourage proper runs off, create outlets allowing storm water runs off away from the foundation, and or installing water proof membranes along outside the foundation if needed. Another potential source of wet basement problem is clogged drain pipes or downspouts. Many older homes, in the past drain pipe systems were made out of clay or concrete and have joints at every 16”. Due to soil settling, the pipe have a much higher level of failure resulting in flooding of basements and crawl spaces. When the old clay and concrete drain tiles collapse, or its joints shifted out of alignment, roots and dirt clog the drain; the basement has no drainage protection and the basement floods. To solve the problem, we replace it with PC pipes and divert the water to an appropriate locations or a dry-well. Damaged or clogged gutters can lead to water overflowing out of the gutters. Water spilling over gutters can also cause leaking basement and eroding soil. To solve the solve the clogged gutters problem, homeowners might need to clean or replace the gutters. It is better to address the wet basement problem as soon as it discovered before it becomes a much larger problem. As times passes mold and mildew begins to grow and this might affects your quality of life in the home. For more information about drainage controls or requesting an estimate, please contact us.

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Proper yard drainage will protect your home and maintain your outdoor living spaces. Even a small amount of standing water could have a way of becoming larger problems when ignored. At Envision Landscaping, we have a expertise to design and install yard drainage solutions to alleviate flooding, standing water or soggy areas around your home. We fully assess the drainage issues affecting your property. We will provide the solutions to solve drainage problem for your lawn and garden as well as preventing runoff water from getting into your yard, crawl space and basement. Drainage Caused By Soil Condition: A yard with drainage problem will suffocate the root systems and kill the plants. Even when standing water is not present, soggy soil has a direct affect to the roots of the plants. If the roots of a plant are weak then the plant will be vulnerable to various diseases and will not grow well or die as well as creating mud, reducing access into to lawn and garden areas. The main culprit for soggy soil in the lawn is the clayey soil or compacted soil. A good yard drainage should be able to eliminate rainwater in two ways, one is soaking to the ground and another is running off the yard. The solution to the problem could be one or more of the following: Soil amending, excavating and replacing new topsoil, re-grading the problem area, altering the elevation to encourage proper run off. If you need this service, our drainage installation service is required on-site analysis for diagnosing drainage problems. Drainage Caused By Elevation: Commonly, houses in the Northwest experiencing drainage problems are houses built on lower ground with exposure to rainwater runoff from higher ground. During heavy rain, water may be running down the slope and spilling onto properties. Keeping water from coming to the foundation eliminates the potential of leaking through the basement walls into the basement. Standing water at the foundation level could cause the foundation to deteriorate prematurely. Also, Standing water is one of the leading causes of root rotting diseases to lawn and garden. The solutions may include one or more of the following: Soil amending, re-grading the problem area, altering the elevation to encourage proper run off, excavating and replacing new soil. Wet Basement: There are two type of wet basements, one is caused by runoff rain water from above the ground that leaks through cracked foundation or cove joints during heavy rain. Other type of wet basements is groundwater naturally discharges from springs on a frequent even when it's not raining. If it is a case, you might need to consult a wet basement contractor who specializes in spring water. There is usually a much rain water for wet basement problems than a spring beneath the house. Runoff rain water can get in the basement through cracked foundation walls due to poor soil grading along the foundation. To solve the problem, we re-grade the soil along the foundation areas, altering the elevation to encourage proper runs off, create outlets allowing storm water runs off away from the foundation, and or installing water proof membranes along outside the foundation if needed. Another potential source of wet basement problem is clogged drain pipes or downspouts. Many older homes, in the past drain pipe systems were made out of clay or concrete and have joints at every 16”. Due to soil settling, the pipe have a much higher level of failure resulting in flooding of basements and crawl spaces. When the old clay and concrete drain tiles collapse, or its joints shifted out of alignment, roots and dirt clog the drain; the basement has no drainage protection and the basement floods. To solve the problem, we replace it with PC pipes and divert the water to an appropriate locations or a dry-well. Damaged or clogged gutters can lead to water overflowing out of the gutters. Water spilling over gutters can also cause leaking basement and eroding soil. To solve the solve the clogged gutters problem, homeowners might need to clean or replace the gutters. It is better to address the wet basement problem as soon as it discovered before it becomes a much larger problem. As times passes mold and mildew begins to grow and this might affects your quality of life in the home. For more information about drainage controls or requesting an estimate, please contact us.
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