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
- 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
5 Common Drainage Problems and Solutions
1. Plant Bed Designs
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
3. Poor Foundation Elevation
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
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
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.