Dealing with water problems in your yard and home is frustrating. Not only are wet spots in a landscape unappealing, but excessive water near the base of your house can lead to flooding, mold growth, and even structural damage. Drainage installations are a great preventative measure against water damage and the subsequent problems caused. 

If you are in need of drainage installation, a professional landscaping company can provide the necessary expertise to design and construct a solution for your property. Groff Landscape Design provides expert landscape design to residents in Alexandria, VA and throughout Northern Virginia, and we offer a variety of drainage solutions to preserve your landscape without sacrificing its beauty. Our team of landscape professionals can create a drainage design to effectively draw water away from your house and eliminate standing water in your outdoor space. 

Here are 3 reasons to construct drainage installations in your yard: 

Prevent Water Damage

Without a proper drainage system, basements are more susceptible to flooding which will of course cause water damage to the surrounding area. If water damage is not attended to immediately, mold will start to grow, which is associated with adverse health effects such as respiratory problems and fungal infections. 

Avoid Structural Issues

Water collecting near your house can create structural problems in the foundation of your home. When exposed to water for extended periods of time, concrete can crack and crumble. Additionally, wood and drywall are vulnerable to water damage and can rot, leading to the infestation of pests like termites or carpenter ants. 

Beautify Your Landscape

Besides the potential damage they can cause to your home, soggy areas in your yard are unattractive and a nuisance. Grass that’s underwater for too long will die, and it’s nearly impossible to mow over wet spots. Also, traversing through water-logged sections of your yard can result in tracking mud through the house. 

There are numerous options for drainage solutions that blend in well with the natural beauty of your landscape, such as a creek bed that channels water away into a rain garden or dry well. A simple swale using river rock and bordered with plants that thrive in moist environments can also be an effective and attractive solution. 

Groff Landscape Design: Professional Landscape Design in Alexandria, VA

In order to take preventative action against water damage and enhance the beauty of your landscape, consider adding a drainage installation. Our experts in custom landscape design will aid you in determining the best option for your property and ensure it is constructed to meet your needs and preferences. Our design and installation teams prioritize craftsmanship and are dedicated to providing the highest quality in landscaping, hardscaping, and other outdoor solutions for your home. 

Contact us at (703) 999- 8225 to learn more about our services and to start planning your landscape project today!