Drainage issues in your yard should be addressed before they lead to costly repairs or devalue your home and property.

Standing water leads to breeding grounds for annoying and potentially disease-carrying mosquitos or can cause the roots of nearby trees and shrubs to rot. Over saturation of the soil can damage your home’s foundation, and over time, cause extensive harm to your home as well. Choosing the correct drainage solution is essential to combating the problem. Each yard is unique requiring a custom approach. A French Drain and Rain Gutters understands the challenges North Texas weather poses, and will provide a drainage solution that can handle the large volume of rainfall we often receive. Let our experience work for you.

French Drains are a popular choice and for good reason. In a French Drain system, surface water runs into an underground trench containing a perforated pipe surrounded by gravel. Slightly sloped, it allows water to flow freely and empty a safe distance away protecting your foundation, and protecting against landscape erosion issues. A subsurface drainage system, like a French Drain, is the best option when the drainage issues are in a very flat yard. French drains are concealed by soil and grass, so visually, there is no impact on the beauty of your landscape. They are easy to maintain and shouldn’t need repairs for years to come. French Drains do require more extensive materials and labor, so cost may be a factor in your decision. The average cost of foundation repair runs over $5,000, so weighing the cost versus benefit is a must.

Catch Basin Drain System

A Catch Basin Drain System may be an option in certain instances by both maintaining proper drainage and by catching debris, which could impede the flow of water while draining from the property or clog city sewers. These boxes have a grate on top and are set into the ground at low points. They can also be used with a gutter system and placed directly below the downspouts to reroute water. Water and solid debris flow into the box through the grate. Solids settle on the bottom and water drains out of an attached pipe that sits above the level of the debris. Often a catch basin alone can be enough to solve a drainage issue, but it may need to be paired with a French Drain and/or Gutter system. If you have particularly heavy flow of water, ‘a river running through your yard’, a Catch Basin could be easily overwhelmed since they are not designed to move water quickly. Catch Basins also require some degree of regular maintenance and could need weekly or even daily removal of debris depending on the frequency of rainfall. If you have a lot of trees, a Catch Basin may not be a good option due to the level of debris trees produce.

Downspout Drainage

Downspout Drainage is the most familiar drainage solution. It consists of a rain gutter system and downspouts designed to funnel rainwater off a roof and direct it away from a home. It helps to protect your foundation by keeping the area around it from becoming waterlogged and causing an upheaval of your slab. Depending on your drainage problem, you may need to add Catch Basin Drains and/or a French Drain to make a Downspout System most effective for your entire yard.

For French Drain, Catch Basin, and Rain Gutter installation and more to address your Drainage needs call A French Drain and Rain Gutters in the Godley, Johnson County, Somervell County, Parker County, and Hood County areas.

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