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Drainage Installations & Solutions: What You Need to Know

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Do You Need Drainage Installation?

Figuring out why things are not draining properly in your backyard can be stressful. Over time, the topography of your property can change. When you have a drainage issue, it can cause damage to your foundation and could even flood basements. In areas of Somerset County that surround the Raritan River, it’s even more important to ensure that your drainage works properly after a heavy rain. Below are some of the drainage issues we run into, and how we can solve them.

Downspouts of Gutters

Downspouts of Gutters
Source: flickr.com/photos/daryl_mitchell/

Downspouts that dump the roof rainwater right next to the foundation wall are one of the most common drainage issues we run into. The water can seep in and cause a damp basement or even cause damage to the foundation of your home. In this case we would connect the downspouts to a new four-inch underground PVC pipe, which will carry the water away from the house.

Your Yard Remains Wet Long After Rainfall

Your Yard Remains Wet Long After Rainfall
Source: flickr.com/photos/nieve44/

Rainwater will always settle in the lowest spots of your yard. If the yard is not graded properly to allow excess water to run to the street, back property line, or side property lines, the rainwater will get trapped in low areas throughout your yard.

So, What Do We Do?

Rather than a whole re-grading of your property, we recommend installing a pipe to those low areas and placing a small catch basin to collect the water, have it flow into and through the pipe to the street or property boundary line. Most of these types of projects can be completed in a day or sometimes two days. Large storms can pop up at any time, even during the warm months of summer, so if your yard cannot handle excess rainwater you will run into some serious problems.

Are you seeing some of the symptoms listed above?

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