We all know that springtime in Kansas City means lots of rain, which for properties with poor drainage means incoming damage to grass, plants, and even homes!
Standing water around your home is a pretty clear sign that your lawn is suffering from poor drainage, but not all drainage issues are so obvious. Other signs of poor drainage include moss growth in soil, stunted plants and grass, leaks or water stains in basements, and washed-out mulch beds.
Besides making areas of your lawn unusable, water trapped on your property causes a number of landscaping issues that will require a good deal of time and money to fix. Pooling water kills grass and plants, erodes away soil, and creates a breeding ground for fungal diseases, which can then spread to the rest of the yard, as well as make small pets with prolonged exposure sick.
Avoid having to make major fixes by addressing poor drainage from the beginning! Beyond all the landscaping problems, poor drainage can cause significant damage to the house itself. When water is not properly directed away from the foundation, a whole range of critical, and expensive, damages can occur. Flooding is the number one issue homes with property drainage issues struggle with. It can also lead to structural issues, which lead to cracks in the foundation, and mold growth if the water leaking into your home comes in contact with hardwood floors or drywall.
Finding the Problem
When it comes to drainage issues, identifying the cause is an essential first step. Knowing why water is not being directed correctly off your property will be the key to finding the right solution.
When it comes to drainage, there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution! Each home’s landscaping is different, so each home’s drainage situation is unique. What solves the issue for one home can just as easily make it worse for the one next door. That’s why it’s best to have an expert’s eye analyze the problem.
The Envision drainage pros know exactly what to look for when they take on a drainage resolution project. From soil type to the grade of your property, each detail is thoroughly investigated so they can give homeowners an accurate report on the state of their property and what they recommend be done to alleviate the problem.
Whether you have a spot that never seems to dry out or a whole lake that forms when it rains, the Envision team can have your drainage problems solved this spring!