As a proud Cleveland homeowner, you work hard on your yard and landscaping to keep your home looking beautiful. How frustrating it must be to have it all ruined by poor drainage! Our team at DeFazio Company never wants to see your hard work go to waste, and that is why we’ve put together this list of three signs your yard has drainage issues. The faster you identify the problem, the faster our experts can remedy it!

Poor Yard Drainage

1. Standing Water

The first thing you’ll notice when you have poor drainage is standing water. If your yard is too wet to walk on or use for several hours, you have bad lawn drainage. Walking on a wet lawn can cause soil compaction, which is bad for your grass and trees. Additionally, standing water can cause big problems for your home’s foundation as it slowly seeps into the walls and causes cracks or mold to grow. Finally, standing water can contribute to the mosquito population on your property. Mosquito eggs hatch in only two days, so get that standing water taken care of!

2. Dying Grass or Trees

Most trees, shrubs, and grasses are not adapted to growing in water-saturated soils. This means that if you have bad yard drainage, your turf grass as well as your trees will suffer from root rot and die. Poor drainage also con cause soil oxygen levels to decrease, further harming your plants. Finally, trees and plants can become more susceptible to dangerous fungi and bacteria that thrive in areas of excess moisture.

3. Basement or Crawl Space Flooding

If your drainage is so bad that your basement is flooding, it is definitely time to call in the professionals. Standing water can not only cause foundation issues such as cracking or mold growth, it can also cause significant damage to your possessions. To keep your home safe and dry, be sure to check your crawl space and basement regularly for signs of water damage.

The expert crew at DeFazio is committed to finding the right drainage solution for your Cleveland home. Request an estimate today online, or contact us at (440) 652-6545. In addition to drainage solutions, we provide irrigation systems installationsfencing installations, and outdoor lighting installations.