Poor drainage can create annoying problems in your yard that can diminish its appearance and limit your family’s outdoor enjoyment. But some drainage problems can create more than just an eyesore. If not properly dealt with, they can cause serious damage to your home and yard.
Regrading is the process of leveling out land to allow for the proper drainage of water. Low spots or sloped yards can cause water from rain or irrigation systems to pool/runoff, often toward the home. When done correctly, regrading can prevent water from pooling and damaging your landscaping and your home’s foundation. Water pooling around your home can cause significant damage to its foundation. Cracks or shifts in the foundation can create serious structural problems.
When considering if your yard needs to be regraded, here are several signs to look for:
· Water pooling around the perimeter of your home’s foundation. This could lead to leaks or dampness that can promote mold growth in your home.
· Pooling of water on your sidewalks or driveways. This pooling can cause mold and mildew growth, as well as cracking of these surfaces.
· Areas of your yard that may have become compacted over time from settling or repeated foot traffic. In these areas, you may find that no matter what you do, nothing grow.
Regrading a yard is a large project that shouldn't be done on your own. It’s best to leave it to the skilled and experienced professionals at Rockstar Landscaping who know just what it takes to get the job done right.