Some homes and other buildings may have been built without proper attention to the flow of water when heavier-than-expected rains occur. But even buildings which have previously had perfect drainage and no flooding may develop issues over time. That can happen as the topography of a building’s landscape changes. Perhaps, you’ve made changes to your yard, or yours has been affected as others make changes to their yards “upstream” from your property.
One common reason for flooding at homes from heavy rains is gutters. Those gutters collect the rain which has fallen over your entire roof and funnel it into one location at the bottom of the downspout. If the water has no easy place to flow from there, puddles and flooding can result.
We hired Petty’s to install a French drain and other drains from our wet side yard and from under a retaining wall. It was a big project (for us). Tracy, Juan and his crew were very pleasant. Definitely know their business. We had a big storm the day after, and the water drained just as planned. Work was finished in two days as per estimate. Crew cleaned up after so well. Put all the grass back in place – no dirt on the grass – washed dirt off the flagstones, driveway and side porch. Even removed any white labels from popups and access ports. We were very impressed and pleased. Would definitely use Petty’s again.
Regardless of the cause, improper drainage (and the flooding which it can produce) may cause serious and costly damage to your foundation and property. It’s worth investing in good drainage to avoid that altogether when you’re building, or as soon as you begin to see an issue develop at an existing property.
Not only does Petty’s Irrigation & Landscape quickly and effectively solve your drainage problems, but we do it with an eye toward design. Our drainage solutions actually add aesthetic value to your landscape, creating beautiful spaces surrounding your home.
If grading the ground isn’t enough (due to driveways, walkways, retaining walls, etc.), proper drainage can incorporate catch basins, channel drains, french drains, dry creek beds and permeable pavers as needed.
Whether you’re designing a new property, or in need of an immediate solution to an existing problem, Petty’s is here to help.