When the yard slopes toward the house, this can cause pooling water, leaks, basement flooding, and foundation damage.
Does your home have a wet lawn or pooling water near your property? These problems are more than just a nuisance. Pooling water in the yard can lead to interior mold growth, foundation leaks, wet crawl spaces, basement flooding, foundation damage, lawn or
So if you've noticed standing water in your yard, don’t ignore it. The professionally-trained basement waterproofing experts at Cypress Foundation Solutions will help by identifying the cause of your yard drainage problems and recommending a customized solution for your basement or crawl space.
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Short gutter downspouts will expel rainwater too close to the foundation and side of the house.
Signs of a yard drainage problem:
When a yard in Florida has wet areas, pooling water, a leaky basement, or water in the crawl space, it's usually caused by one of these factors:
Excess groundwater: Prolonged periods of rain or heavy precipitation can lead to the groundwater under your home's foundation rising. When the water table rises, the hydrostatic pressure can increase and push water through foundation cracks. When the home also has poor grading or a faulty gutter system, the risk of water seepage is even greater.
Poor grading: Poor grading can be a serious contributor to standing water, foundation damage, wet crawl spaces, and basement flooding or leaking. When a yard is flat or the slope isn't steep enough, water can flow toward your home. That will lead to pooling water and serious foundation problems. Standing water exerts pressure against the foundation, causing cracks, leaking, sinking, or flooding.
Faulty gutters & downspouts: If your home has faulty gutters and downspouts, this is another contributor to poor yard drainage. Gutters are designed to capture rainwater from the roof and carry it away from the home through downspouts. If downspouts are too short, they will expel water next to the home or too close to the foundation and even cause standing water next to the house. The water can enter the home through cracks in the foundation or through the porous concrete. Clogged gutters can also cause water to spill over and pool near the house.
Fixing the drainage issues around your home will depend on the cause of the problem and the type of foundation your home has. If the yard drainage strategies don't take into account the cause of your standing water, then the leaky foundation, basement flooding, or wet crawl space problems will continue.
That's why Cypress Foundation Solutions offers complete basement waterproofing solutions, including interior drainage systems, exterior drain systems, gutter downspout extensions, and more.
If your Florida home has poor yard drainage, a trench drain system, also known as channel drains, can prevent water damage and foundation settlement caused by oversaturated soil and erosion. A trench drain removes surface water before it can saturate the ground. These systems also collect water from surrounding surfaces and direct it to a drain pipe. The water is carried to a discharge point downstream or to percolate into the ground with a dry well or percolation trench.
Trench drains can expel water away from a driveway, foundation, patio, walkway, or area around a home where water tends to pool. A trench drain can also be used in an exterior doorway, including an entry door or garage to help prevent water intrusion.
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A catch basin is a square drain installed into the ground in a bed of gravel, typically with a grate on top of it. These systems prevent pooling water, erosion, and flooding, and they catch debris, stopping a clogged storm drain or sewer system. They are placed in low spots in a yard, below downspouts, or in areas where rainwater tends to collect due to poor drainage.
If your Florida home has groundwater seepage, a French drain system can help carry water away from the foundation. Also referred to as a weeping tile, drain tile, perimeter drain, percolation trench, sub-surface drain, or sub-soil drain, a French drain system contains a perforated pipe placed in a gravel-filled trench. This type of exterior drainage system collects surface water and groundwater and carries it away from critical areas, including near your foundation. A properly-maintained French drain system can prevent flooding and foundation damage.
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An extended downspout more efficiently carries water away from a home's foundation than a standard downspout.
Clean, well-functioning gutters and extended downspouts are a simple yet effective solution for directing runoff water away from your home's foundation.
Cypress Foundation Solutions offers three downspout extension options to fit any yard. The RainChute™, RainChute EZ™, and LawnScape Outlet™ offer durable construction, clog resistance, and easy cleaning. To help minimize the amount of water that collects around your home, we can install the right downspout extensions for your gutter system.
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The best yard drainage system that will safely and efficiently drain water away from your home depends on the source of the problem. Our basement waterproofing specialists will offer customized yard drainage systems for water collecting in your yard, driveway, or near your home's foundation. We install channel drains, French drains, perimeter drains, catch basins, downspout extensions, and crawl space drainage systems.
An effective yard drainage system will resolve drainage issues around your home that can contribute to foundation leaks, basement flooding, structural problems, and landscaping damage. Our experienced yard drainage and basement waterproofing contractors can help by recommending the right solutions for your home.
We provide basement waterproofing and yard drainage solutions throughout Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Miami Gardens, Coral Springs, West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, Miami Beach, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, and nearby. Schedule a free exterior drainage evaluation and estimate to get started!
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