Soggy lawns with improper drainage can lead to root rot and mold, damaged foundations, and driveway issues. To solve the problem, here are a few ways to improve lawn drainage.
Add a Drain
If water drainage is a large problem, consider installing a drain in the affected area. You can use flexible corrugated pipe, a grate, and the appropriate fittings to collect water and direct it away from the areas of your lawn that have drainage issues. If your water drainage issue is causing problems with your driveway, sidewalk, or similar areas, a channel drain is probably the best option.
Install a Catch Basin
When you have areas of standing water in your yard, a drain alone may not be enough to redirect the water. This is especially true in clay soil, which is quite compacted and doesn't allow a lot of water movement. For these areas, a catch basin may be the best solution. The catch basin is typically installed in the lowest area of your yard where water collects most. Water drains down through the catch basin, then away from the affected area of your lawn through an attached pipe.
Use a Drywell (Or Flo-Well)
We offer a drywell alternative that works in a similar way, but is easier to install and more eco-friendly. A Flo-Well collects large amounts of water and slowly dispenses it into the ground so it doesn't cause drainage issues. If the drainage problem is severe, more than one Flo-Well may be installed in the same area.
Using these solutions and more, the experts at Irrigation Outlet can improve your lawn drainage, as well as answer any other questions that you may have.