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Recent Problems with Poor Yard Drainage?

poor yard drainage, flooded yard virginia, water in yardAfter recent heavy rains, Basement Masters Waterproofing has received many calls from Virginia and Maryland homeowners because of wet basements and crawl spaces. Often this is due to poor yard drainage from lawns, driveways, and sidewalks which have slow run-off or force water to flow in the wrong direction.

Problems with Poor Yard Drainage

Poor yard drainage at your Virginia or Maryland home can lead to many problems in your home’s basement and crawl spaces, lawn and gardens, and concrete slabs and foundations, including the following:

  • Cracking and sinking of your home’s foundation and exterior concrete surfaces
  • Water seepage into your home’s basement and crawl space
  • Lawn problems and diseases due to fungus and insects
  • Poor tree, shrub, and plant growth due to water-saturated soil
  • Muddy lawns so children and pets have nowhere to play

Causes of Poor Yard Drainage

Lawn drainage problems are common in most areas of Virginia and Maryland. Following are some of the reasons for poor lawn drainage:

  • Soil conditions next to the foundation which retains water and increases hydrostatic pressure
  • Improper grading or drainage of the soil near the home’s foundation
  • Patios, sidewalks, and driveways with improper drainage

Prevention of Poor Yard Drainage

poor yard drainage, flooded basement Virginia, water in basement VirginiaThe best way to prevent yard drainage problems is to provide additional ways for excess water to flow away from your home’s yard and foundation. Some solutions include:

  • Digging trenches filled with rocks to catch excess water
  • Installing exterior drainage systems to remove standing water from the yard
  • Installing, repairing, or cleaning gutters and downspouts to allow water to flow away from your home’s foundation

At Basement Masters Waterproofing, one of our specialties is outdoor water management. We install exterior drainage systems, build French drain systems, and do excavation to keep excess water out of your yard.

Repairing Problems Caused by Poor Yard Drainage

Foundation Repair

If poor yard drainage has led any of the following foundation problems, Basement Masters Waterproofing has the experience and tools to diagnose and repair them:

  • Cracks in foundation walls or floor
  • Leaning or bulging foundation walls
  • Settling or sinking of foundation floors

At Basement Masters Waterproofing, we use only the finest foundation repair products and can assure you that your foundation will be stronger, more stable, and last for many years.

Basement Waterproofing

If poor yard drainage has caused water to seep into your basement or crawl space, Basement Masters Waterproofing provides expert basement waterproofing services. Our services include repairing leaking cracks, installing interior drainage tiles, and installing a sump pump and backup sump pump to keep excess water from damaging your floor coverings, furniture, and possessions. Wherever you live in Virginia or Maryland, we can protect your basement from further water damage and potential foundation failure.

Crawl Space Waterproofing

If poor yard drainage has led to a wet or damp crawl space, Basement Masters Waterproofing provides professional crawl space recovery services. We can seal, encapsulate, and dehumidify your crawl space to prevent mold and mildew, insects, and dry rot caused by too much moisture. This protects your structure from deteriorating, improves air quality at all levels of your home, and may lower your energy bills by 10 to 20%.

We Can Solve All of Your Yard Drainage Issues

Whatever problems and consequences your home is suffering due to poor yard drainage, Basement Masters Waterproofing is there to provide the professional services, quality products, and outstanding customer service you expect. There is a good reason why Virginia and Maryland homeowners have turned to us for foundation repair, basement waterproofing, and crawl space repair services. We have been on Angie’s List Super Service Award list five years in a row!

Don’t let recent rains get you down! We are available to repair any problems you have and protect your home from damage due to poor yard drainage. Contact us today!

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