Water should never puddle or stay in a spot in your yard for longer than 24 hours. Additionally, the grading (sloping) of your yard may affect your home’s foundation.

Proper drainage can protect your interior from flooding and protect your exterior from standing water, which can lead to insect growth, grass and plants dying, and even physical injuries if water covers walking areas.

Depending on the drainage type and location, the water may even be able to be recycled into an installed water feature or your irrigation system.

Drainage Types

  • French drains (underground pipes in your yard)
  • Tight line drains
  • Surface drains
  • Sump pumps

Best Time of Year

While drains can be installed and maintained (as needed) throughout the year, it’s advisable to install them before the spring and summer rainfall and storms arrive.