Facing problems with flooding in your Mecklenburg County and Pittsylvania County, VA, home or landscaping can be a major pain, which is why proper water drainage is essential. If anything can be done to prevent water damage to your home and landscape, we recommend doing it before it is too late.
A drainage company will be able to provide an expert opinion on what should be done and create a plan to make it happen. Here are a few of the ways that a drainage company can help you so that you can avoid future headaches dealing with water damage problems caused by not having proper and effective drainage.
Correcting a slope in your landscape often comes down to one thing – gravity. Water will run down the easiest route that it can find so that it can reach the lowest surface. If your front yard or backyard is not sloped correctly, rainwater could rush down the slope and cause pooling water or flooding in your home. Flooding can lead to a variety of problems, including damage to the foundation of the home, damage to your landscaping, and mold issues.
Slope correction involves reducing the slope, so that the area will better facilitate water drainage. In this process, the soil may be moved to even out the surface so that water will drain to a more desirable location.
Relocation of Drainage Pathways
If you are experiencing water pooling in your front yard or backyard, or even pooling that makes its way through your doors and into your home, this can be a sign that your water drainage pathways need to be relocated if possible. An expert can design a water drainage pathway to divert the water away from your home.
Water drainage pathways can be made up of a series of underground PVC pipes where the water can flow through. In some situations, modifying the slope of the land can create a natural water drainage pathway that will take care of any water drainage problems that you are experiencing.
For homes that are located on a lake, shoreline stabilization is often a must. If something is not done to prevent chronic erosion, it can continue to destabilize the shoreline and cause problems that will be more difficult to fix. This means that the water can move closer and closer to your home, and in the process will destabilize your home and other structures. This could lead to problems with the foundation as well as flooding issues.
Shoreline stabilization can involve a number of methods. One such method is a rip rap shoreline, which involves placing rocky material along the shoreline to protect the soil and prevent erosion. In some cases, correcting the slope of the land can be beneficial. An expert may also recommend planting diverse vegetation to act as a buffer between the land and the lake water. An expert at a drainage company will be able to take a look at your specific situation and advise on what they feel would be the best shoreline protection for your property.