Heavy rains and melting snow in the spring cause downspouts and sump pump discharges to dump hundreds of gallons of water into your yard next to the foundation. This can contribute to problems in your home, including water in your basement or crawlspace and even major structural issues. To minimize the possibility of these problems the water must be diverted away from the building.
The water can be relocated away from the foundation a number of ways; from simple underground downspout and sump pump extensions or by installing a more complex drainage system which may include French drains and surface drains which will collect surface water and discharge it to a storm sewer if one is available.
If you have an oversaturated yard and are not sure how to solve the issue, you need an expert yard drainage contractor. Contact Midwest Waterproofing for a free consultation. If you want to learn more about yard drainage and storm water management, visit our Education Center.