Yard Drainage

Bright Green Landscapes can provide you with professional yard drainage services. We currently provide professional drainage solution services in Hampshire, Elgin, St.Charles, Bartlett, West Dundee, Lake in the hills, Carpentersville, Algonquin, Huntley & Gilberts IL. To request a Free Quote, please fill out our estimate form or give us a call at 847-344-4656.

Yard Drainage Services

STOP your search for a professional drainage expert, Bright Green Landscapes Inc. is here to help! Yard drainage issues can be one of the most frustrating outdoor issues that homeowners have to deal with. Finding a professional yard drainage expert in our area is a daunting task and many contractors do not know the proper drainage techniques that need to take place. Whether you are experiencing standing water in a specific location on your property or dealing with flooding issues in/or around your home, we’re here to help. Making sure you have the proper yard drainage is crucial to protecting your investment.

Signs Of Yard Drainage Issues

  • Standing water near home or in middle of property
  • Soft & squishy soils after 24 hours of no precipitation
  • Water draining towards or near homes foundation
  • Foundation leaks Mower tire ruts:When the yard is always soggy, but you still have to mow, it’s ultimately going to leave ruts.
  • Muddy tracks: Whether it’s the dog or the kids, muddy prints keep making it onto your hardscaping, and even worse, into your home.
  • Plant bed erosion: Every time there’s a heavy rain, the plant beds get completely washed out.
  • Hardscaping floods: Water that isn’t properly directed may be washing over your walkways or patio and leaving a muddy mess that has to be power washed after every storm.
  • Pooling water: Improper patio installation and no drainage solution below may lead to a patio that forms a little “pond” with each rainstorm. This can happen in the yard, too. Any stagnant water like this is an invitation for mosquito breeding.
  • An unusable yard: When your yard turns into a swamp, it may become completely useless to your family and friends. Water in the basement: Every homeowners’ nightmare is that improper yard drainage will ultimately lead to water ending up in the basement. Unfortunately, we’ve seen it happen.

Yard Drainage Solutions

If you have experienced any of these problems and would like to figure out a solution, Bright Green Landscapes is here to help. Fortunately there are several ways to address yard drainage issues.

Land Grading

Land grading is a great way to divert water away from your home. Creating the proper slope to divert surface water away from your home is crucial to protect your investment. People are often surprised to learn that even a small grading change can make a world of difference.

Underground Downspout Installation

Clogged gutters and downspouts are the number one leading cause of basement flooding. We are amazed by how many homes we see with downspouts draining right along the foundation. Installing underground downspout drains is a great insurance policy against basement flooding. We recommend installing drains at least 10 feet away from home with the proper pitch to prevent hydrostatic pressure build up along foundation walls. We can either install corrugated drain tile or PVC drain pipe. Installation of underground downspouts also prevents flooding of plant root systems and washing away mulch or decorative stone in your landscape beds. We can even install underground downspout drains for those tough areas along sidewalks of paver patio areas.

French Drain Installation

Installation of french drains are primarily used to prevent ground and surface water from damaging building foundations. It can also be used to get rid of standing water in low areas of lawn or in ditches. French drains can also be installed for downspouts, sump pumps and retaining walls. Our french drain installations are installed with either 4” perforated corrugated drain tile or 4” perforated PVC. The corrugated drain tile is a cheaper alternative but is not as durable as PVC piping. All drains are sloped away from the home to ensure water stays away from your foundation.

Underground Sump Pump Drain Installation

Installing underground sump pump drains is a great way to divert the water to a specific location on your property to minimize flooding around your home. We recommend this service for anyone experiencing frequent sump pump usage or for someone that wants a cleaner look and not have to worry about an extension hose on the discharge pipe.

If you are interested in a quote or would like to receive more information about our yard drainage services, feel free to contact us at 847-344-4656 or fill out the Free estimate form. We would love the opportunity to work with you and show you why Bright Green Landscapes is the top-rated landscaping company in Elgin, IL and surrounding areas.