If your driveway tends to flood each time it rains, you may assume this is a typical part of homeownership. However, excess water around your driveway can be just as harmful as water around the foundation of your home. Not only can the flow of water create ravines on either side of your driveway, it can also lead to cracking of concrete and asphalt, over time, leading to pricey repairs.
Fortunately, correcting poor driveway drainage doesn't need to be a complex or expensive process. Read on to learn more about some of the products that can help.
A channel drain is a narrow, gutter-like drain designed to collect and direct water away from the base of your driveway.
Although channel drains come in both "open" and "closed" varieties, it's usually best to select a closed model for your driveway, as this will ensure no dirt, leaves, or other debris are able to enter (and clog) the drain.
Another option for those who don't want to install a channel drain is a drainage swale. Like a channel drain, a swale diverts water from the base of the driveway; but unlike a channel drain, this swale requires no extra hardware or installation.
In some cases, particularly with heavily-flooding driveways, a swale (or sloping ditch) may have already begun to form naturally. By widening this swale, you'll be able to direct an even greater flow of water away from your driveway.
If you'd like to stop your driveway from flooding before the next rainfall, contact the experts at Irrigation Outlet to see which of the above options may be right for you.