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  • Don’t let Poor Drainage Put you in a Rut

    March 24, 2021 | Blog | admin
  • There are a few reasons you can experience standing water in your yard or around your property. Some of the most common reasons are poor drainage and/or an extreme low spot in your yard or on your property. What most people don’t know though is standing water can go far beyond an inconvenience on your property. Along with being messy and inconvenient to navigate standing water can cause lasting and expensive damage. Standing water can cause dead spots in your yard if the turf remains submerged for too long, it can make its way to the foundation of your home causing immeasurable issues, or worst case scenario it finds its way into your basement or crawl space leading to mold and rot in your home. So what do you do about it?

    Understanding What Causes Standing Water.

    First let’s talk about the causes of standing water in our area in a little more depth. We here in North West Pennsylvania are fortunate enough to live in an area that has some of the shallowest water tables in the country, couple that with (typically) heavy clay soil  with extremely poor drainage properties… you can see where this is going.

    That’s not even to mention the extreme levels of precipitation our little slice of heaven can have during the winter and spring months. When the snow starts melting off and the rain starts coming down, more often than not in our area the water has no way of soaking intro the ground beyond the top 3”-6” of top soil, running into either impenetrable clay or an already high water table. So it remains on the surface as it makes its way downward to our many creeks and streams. All of that water near the surface adds up to wet and soggy backyards across the area. So what can you do about it?

    Muddy backyards may be fun, but they are messy!

    What to do About Standing Water/Wet Property

    The first step is having a professional assess the situation and come up with a custom plan tailored to meet your needs. Every yard/property is different and requires a plan of attack that is unique to the issue that is present.

    That is where the team at Trace Lawn & Landscape comes into the picture. With over 25 years in business serving customers from Grove City to Cambridge Springs, our team of experienced landscaping professionals can assess your situation and help you come up with drainage solutions that are tailored to your specific situation. Whether you need to fill in areas of your yard to eliminate low spots and correct grading, or are in need of a french drain system to combat your wet property we can do it all. Don’t spend another year paddling around your back yard. Call today and schedule a free consultation/estimate, let us help you re-claim your outdoor space!