Drainage Solutions

Drainage Solutions

Water is an essential part of any healthy landscape, but too much water can be just as damaging as not enough. When your property isn’t draining properly, you may notice problems that are preventable with good drainage.

Whether it’s because of extreme weather, poor drainage planning, erosion, or root growth, drainage problems can cause expensive damage. If you’ve got drainage problems in Pleasantville, MO, the team at LMD Solutions, LLC, has got solutions.

Signs of Poor Drainage

Excess water anywhere in your landscape is a sign of poor drainage. If you suspect a problem, watch for the following signs:
  • Standing or pooling water
  • Water stains on the foundation of your home or outbuildings
  • Rivulets or fissures in the soil
  • Soil erosion
  • Moss growing in the soil
  • Discolored, pale, or stunted plants
  • Areas of lawn/garden that are exceedingly lush
  • Soggy ground
If you see any of these signs around your property, don’t hesitate to call LMD Solutions, LLC, today. Pooling and excess water on the outside of your property can soon lead to flooding on the inside if problems aren’t addressed. Our team members will thoroughly investigate the problem and provide solutions that meet your budgetary needs.

5 Common Drainage Problems and Solutions

Some drainage problems are a major project to repair; others are not as bad as you might fear. Before any contractor can provide a fair estimate, they must know for certain what is causing the problem. Let’s take a look at some of the most common drainage problems we encounter and the solutions.

1. Plant Bed Designs

A common mistake that homeowners and inexperienced landscape designers make is not considering the drainage needs of plant beds. Improper design prevents the water from moving in the intended direction. Standing water can kill your plants or drain in a direction that causes damage to surrounding structures.

Our team has the know-how to correct planting bed issues. We will calculate the proper slope and redesign the bed to allow the water to move efficiently in the correct direction.

2. Hard Surfaces

Proper grading is just as important for paved and hardscape surfaces as for the yard and garden. Water pooling or draining in the wrong direction indicates improper sloping. We can correct sloping by adjusting the grading and installing retaining walls if needed.

3. Poor Foundation Elevation

Water collecting at a home’s foundation is troublesome. It can soon seep in, damaging interior finishes and flooring. It also contributes to foundational failure.

Poor elevation at the foundation is a construction issue caused by the house slab not being elevated high enough to provide for a proper drainage slope.

By grading around the property, we can create alternative paths for the water to drain. It may also be necessary to install a sub-surface drainage system complete with a catch basin and pipe.

4. Improperly Installed Gutter Spouts

Directing gutter spouts into flower beds can lead to problems if the beds are not graded properly. When the gutter downspout empties directly into planting beds, it can oversaturate the bed and cause drainage issues. Water may spill out over paved surfaces or pools along the home’s foundation.

Extending the downspout to redirect water is one solution. It may also be necessary to regrade planting beds to avoid flooding problems during major rainstorms

5. Water Traps

Depressions in the yard are a sign of improper grading. These low spots can hold water that will eventually kill the lawn. Large water traps create boggy areas that attract unwanted pests, such as mosquitoes, into the yard.

One attractive and creative solution to water traps is turning them into creek beds that run through the property. Transforming a low spot into a creek bed helps to move stormwater along the surface of your yard instead of standing in one spot. Creek beds add unique aesthetic appeal to your landscape.

LMD Solutions, LLC, Is Here to Help

Whatever your drainage problems in Pleasantville, MO, may be, our team is here to help you solve them. From amending that famously hard Missouri clay soil to re-sloping planting beds, LMD Solutions, LLC, truly has a solution to all of your drainage problems. Call or contact us today for an on-site estimate.