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What is Causing Water Build Up in My Backyard?

water build upWater build up on your property is particularly troublesome. It can result in damage to the yard, create foundation problems, lower the value of your home, and pose a safety hazard.

On average, Virginia receives just over 44 inches of rainfall per year. This is above the average for the entire United States. In addition, US News and World Report determined that Virginia is one of the top 10 states most at risk for flooding. As a result, it is common for homeowners to experience standing water in their yard.

Factors Of Water Build Up

A variety of factors can lead to water build up on your property. A few factors include:

  • Sloping properties: Virginia’s lowest elevation level is located in Norfolk, which is at situated at sea level. Since the majority of the state is at a particularly low elevation, any property that is at the bottom of a hill or slope will most likely experience water accumulation in the yard.
  • Soil quality: Clay soil is not good at absorbing moisture. Unfortunately, it is prevalent in Virginia. Even soil that is not composed of clay has the ability to absorb water. This soil can be compromised if the area receives lots of foot traffic because the soil becomes heavily compacted over time.
  • High water table: The water table is the level below the point in the ground in which it becomes saturated with moisture. Water tables differ among regions and with the changing seasons. However, they have a tendency to become higher in periods of melting snow or torrential rain.
  • Improperly placed gutters: While having a rain gutter is a good measure to keep water from pooling around your home’s foundation, it can actually be detrimental if improperly placed. In this situation, the gutter could potentially be redirecting water to a flat part or convex part of your yard where it is allowed to accumulate.

Regardless of what’s causing water to build up in your yard, Basement Masters Waterproofing has the solution to dry up the affected area and prevent future problems. Call us today for an estimate and to discover how we can best serve you and your home!

Solutions for Water Build Up in Your Virginia Yard

water build up in yardHere at Basement Masters Waterproofing, we offer a variety of solutions to fix water build up in your yard. A critical component of proper waterproofing involves installing a sump pump. This is usually placed in the basement or crawl space. The sump pump is responsible for removing accumulated water and redirecting it.

We are proud to offer dual-combination sump pumps with a battery backup at the same rate as our competition’s single pump system. Our team can install your sump pump properly and ensure that it will not drain in a proper location. Also, we offer complete exterior drainage waterproofing systems to ensure the dryness of your home and yard. At Basement Masters Waterproofing, we strive to install our drainage systems quickly, efficiently, and with minimal disruption to your landscaping. In addition, our surface drainage systems are a reliable solution to your water problems and include:

  • Downspouts
  • Gutters
  • Drainage Ditches
  • Catch Basins
  • Channel Drains
  • Professional Grading
  • Water Collection

If our experts discover that your gutters are to blame for water build up problems, we can initiate a quick fix by lengthening the downspout or correcting its slope.

Contact Basement Masters Waterproofing Today!

No matter the cause or severity of water build up in your backyard, Basement Masters Waterproofing can help. Our team has the knowledge and experience to get the job done correctly and efficiently. Our team of professionals will work with you to determine the best and most affordable solution for your individual needs. If you live in Northern Virginia or Southern Maryland, call us today. We can provide you with a no-cost evaluation or provide you with more information!

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