Better yard drainage in a wet spring can be an issue in our region of the country. But how do you achieve better yard drainage? The Pittsburgh Drain Guys are here to help you with your drainage solutions in Pittsburgh. Is your yard showing signs of low areas and holding onto moisture, creating muddy spots? Is the water seeping into your home? We have numerous solutions for you, starting from the simple idea of just extending your downspouts so the water does not flow directly into your yard. If you have tried this and you have had no luck, read on for more great ideas to your drainage problem.
CONSTRUCT A CREEK BED OR BUILD A RAIN GARDEN
A creek bed or a rain garden are two beautiful and functional drainage solutions for the Pittsburgh area that The Pittsburgh Drainage Guys will create to take care of your drainage issue. A creek bed can direct the flow of water in a low lying area of your yard and it can be filled with pebbles, rocks, and boulders, creating a unique addition to any landscape.
If your yard tends to collect and retain water, consider constructing a rain garden. A rain garden is filled with water loving plants and rocks, is good for the environment, reduces chemical waste, and can even have drainage built into it if necessary. The garden will not solve the soggy yard issue but they are definitely more attractive than a muddy hole.
ADD A DRAINPIPE OR INSTALL A FRENCH DRAIN
One of the best ways to drain water away is by using a drainpipe. A drainpipe can be installed to have the water flow slope directly away from the area, without the need for gravel because it is not perforated, and if it gets backed up, it is easily fixed. The water flows quickly away from the soggy yard using an underground drainpipe.
In this situation, a French drain can be installed along the length of the drainage issue so that the perforated pipe will move water out of the area at any point, not just one opening like an underground drainpipe. A French drain is convenient because it is covered in some type of arrogate and will easily move water out of the area, away from your house and yard. For the best French drain installation in Pittsburgh, call The Pittsburgh Drainage Guys today!
ADD A DRY WELL
A dry well is a large hole underground where water collects and then is held so it slowly seeps into the ground, well under the surface. These wells can be made even more efficient by adding large plastic barrels that are specially made, are porous for collection, and release the water. The dry well will be filled with a material, such as stone, for the water to seep into the ground.
For all of your drainage solutions, French drain installation, and any other help you need with your soggy messy yard in the Pittsburgh area, reach out to us today!