Unless your home has a known problem, you might not think much about improving your property’s drainage. Seeing a small bit of standing water on your lawn or patio after a light rain might not seem unusual, but it can be a sign of poor drainage and neglected runoff management. Working with a lawn irrigation team can allow Delaware homeowners to improve drainage on their properties, helping them avoid water damage and flooding due to drainage problems. Read on to learn about some of the drainage solutions that your lawn irrigation professionals may suggest.
Invest in Your Gutters and Downspouts
Your home’s gutter system is its primary defense mechanism when it comes to rain. Homeowners should ensure that their gutters and downspouts are clear, leak-free, and positioned appropriately. Downspouts should be positioned so that they throw water away from the base of the home. Lawn irrigation professionals are trained to consider how a property’s topography can impact water flow; while your downspouts may be pointing away from your home’s foundation, the ground’s slope may actually redirect water back to your home. If this is the case, you may need to work with a team of lawn irrigation professionals to install some alternative drainage solutions.
Add Pop-up Downspout Extensions to Your Lawn Irrigation System
One tool to consider is a pop-up downspout extension. Also known as pop-up gutter drains, these fixtures allow rainwater to flow through your home’s downspouts and into underground pipes. From there, the water flows out through a pop-up drain, which is often positioned in the middle of a lawn or garden. Pop-up downspout extensions are a great way to protect your home’s foundation, and their underground pop-up design is subtle and visually unobtrusive.
Consider a French Drain
French drains are another popular lawn irrigation method. These drains are installed in low-lying areas where water tends to collect. Lawn irrigation professionals create a trench, install a system of perforated or slotted drainage pipes, and fill the surrounding cavity with gravel. The gravel allows water to flow into the trench, enter the drainage pipe, and flow away from the home. Some French drains also incorporate filter fabric, decorative grates, or drain covers. French drains and downspout extensions are just a couple of the tools in a lawn irrigation professional’s arsenal. If you suspect drainage issues on your Delaware property, contact the team at Sposato Irrigation.
Choose Sposato Irrigation
Sposato Irrigation is uniquely positioned to offer high-quality, affordable, and reliable irrigation services to homeowners and business owners in Sussex County, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millsboro, Dagsboro, and Ocean City, MD. Thanks to our expertise, innovation and decades of professional experience, we can meet the needs of large properties and small gardens. To learn more about our irrigation installation, LED landscape lighting, and commercial irrigation maintenance services, contact us today. We can be reached at 302-645-4773. Also, check us out on Facebook and Twitter.