Are You Set Up For Proper Drainage
Look around the foundation of your house. First take a look at the yard around the foundation, make sure that, especially in the back yard next to your foundation slopes away from the foundation, not towards it. Making flower beds and adding top soil to the area will typically settle lower than the surrounding dirt causing the ground to sink in and slope towards your house. If necessary, add dirt up against the foundation to create at least a 2″ height difference between the back of the house to the rest of the yard on an increasing 2” height difference sloping away from the house and the foundation to ensure proper drainage.
If your basement walls are already beading water after it rains the damage may already be done and adding a slope now would be a waste of time and money. Contact us for a free estimate.
Check Your Downspouts and Gutters
Your roof and gutters collect a lot of water and debris, which can build up into the drain causing back flow and spilling into the yard closer then you would like to the foundation. It then runs along the foundation under the basement and into the sump (if you have one) which pumps the water away from the foundation at least 5-10 feet away. Over time the water running along the foundation could break away at the outside membrane as it trickles through the surrounding soil to the sump. A waterproofing contractor like Infinity can identify these problems for you if you don’t upkeep on the drainage that was installed at the time of the new build.
As the premier drainage company in Charlotte, NC. , we are the leading installer of residential and commercial drainage systems. We have worked for over 15,000 satisfied homeowners. The exterior services that Infinity Landscape and Drainage specializes in are:
- Wet yards and soggy lawn areas made dry.
- Large commercial drainage projects
- Storm sewer receiver rehabilitation
- Retention pond solutions
Landscape & Foundation Drainage Services
Contact us today for a professional consultation and evaluation to see if any of the below Drainage Services are right for you.
- Erosion Control
- Catch Basins & Grates
- Channel Drains
- Downspout Diversion
- French Drains
- Foundation Drainage
- Sump Pumps
- Surface Drains
- Top Soil
Symptoms of Poor Landscape Drainage:
Landscape water drainage issues are very common in the Charlotte area and many times these could have been prevented. Unfortunately, most home owners do not consider prevention until a major drainage problem occurs and then it is too late.
Infinity landscaping recommends inspecting your property twice per year. Some home inspection signs are so simple to spot that most homeowners already know if they are experiencing trouble areas. Below are just some of the symptoms our landscape technicians identify as a potential problem of poor landscape drainage:
- Backyard Flooding
- Excess Standing Water
- Mold Growing
- Musty Smelling Basement
- Foundation Issues
- Sump Pump Working Constantly
- Water Entering Your Home
- Wet Mushy Grass
If you suspect any of the above symptoms of landscape drainage problems you should act quickly to prevent additional water damage or basement foundation problems. Letting poor drainage conditions persist can lead to erosion runoff, cracked foundations and erosion runoff. Let us help you protect your home and landscape today!
Our Service Areas
Gastonia, Charlotte, Charlotte Metro, Huntersville, Lake Norman, University Area, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mattews, Pineville, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Pineville, Lake Wilely and Statesville.
Infinity Landscape Development specializes in Residential Landscaping, Landscape Design, Patio Design and Landscape Maintenance. Infinity Landscape Development offers Residential and Commercial Landscape Design as well as installation and maintenance services. We are a well respected and award winning Landscaping Contractor in the Charlotte North Carolina Area