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The Top 4 Signs of Yard Drainage Problems

Yard draining problems often arise when your property doesn’t have the right amount of slope, or when gutters and downspouts are clogged or nonexistent. Without proper drainage, several annoyances arise. Below are some of the chief indicators that you have a problem.

How to Tell You Need Help With Yard Draining

1. Erosion

This often occurs underneath the eaves of roofs that are unprotected by rain gutters. The flow of water sweeps away topsoil, exposes the roots of plants and hedges, and leaves your landscaping vulnerable. Erosion can even put your foundation at risk and leaves pits along your basement wall that collect water and lead to leaks.

2. Topsoil on Driveways & Patios

With ineffective yard draining, rainwater collects topsoil from your garden beds and washes it onto driveways, patios, and other hardscape surfaces. This looks messy, and the dirt gets tracked inside. It requires frequent power washing to keep your hardscaping presentable; otherwise, the dirt will leave stains.

3. Soggy Spots & Puddles

If you notice soggy or marshy areas in the yard, rainwater is not draining away properly. Not only is it messy, but it prevents you from using parts of your lawn. Moreover, extended periods of flooding can result in root rot, lawn fungus, and mold. Saturated areas also act as breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other pests.

4. Damp Crawl Space

The crawl space should remain dry year-round. Many families use the crawl space as storage for seasonal decorations, sporting goods, outdoor furniture, and more. However, if it's constantly wet down there, your belongings could suffer moisture damage, mold growth, or decay. Proper yard draining should keep this part of the home dry.

To learn more, call Cincinnati Basement Waterproofing & Drainage today at (513) 898-9723.

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