Poor drainage is a serious problem that affects homeowners throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Prolonged drainage problems can affect the safety of your foundation and ruin your lawn or landscaping. Here are a few signs that you could benefit from drainage correction services on your North Texas property.
- Pooling Water On Your Property
On property with good drainage, water should flow away from the home or building and should be directed toward storm drains or other safe areas for water to go. But drainage can suffer when your lawn’s grading is too flat. This can cause water too pool on your lawn, creating mud and killing patches of grass. Drainage correction may involve correcting your property’s grading to allow water to flow away from your property.
- Dying Plants
Although the plants in your landscaping require water to grow, too much water can cause your plants to drown and die. In fact, over-watering your plants creates many of the same symptoms that under-watering does, including wilting flowers, browning leaves, and rotting roots. In some cases, too much water can actually cause your plants to develop fungal infections, which mean that your plants need to be removed right away.
- Damage to Your Home’s Foundation
Finally, damage to your foundation can also be caused or exacerbated by poor drainage. When too much water is present in the area around your home, water can leak into the foundation and cause it to erode and wear away. Poor drainage can also cause your foundation to sink or settle improperly, which can actually lead to problems throughout the home such as the development of cracks in the walls, sticking doors and windows, and more.
To learn about some of the other signs of poor drainage, or for professional drainage correction and foundation repair services, contact Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. We serve the entire North Texas area with the very best foundation and drainage correction services available, including mudjacking, drain installation, and pier and beam installation. Call (972) 484-1200 for more information.