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5 Reasons You Need A Residential Land Drainage Contactor

Water is a finite resource that is needed for all life. Sometimes, however, there can be too much water in all the wrong places. A residential land drainage contractor can help. Here's what you need to know.

Dead Trees

Dead trees and landscaping may indicate improper drainage on your property. Tree roots can get waterlogged and eventually die when there is too much standing water around them. A residential land drainage contractor can improve the drainage around your trees and shrubs to help the water drain properly and keep the trees healthy.

Foundation issues

When water pools around your home, it can lead to foundation issues that are costly and time-consuming to repair. Improper drainage can cause water to seep into your foundation and cause damage to your basement, including:

  • Cracks in your foundation
  • Constant dampness
  • Standing water after a storm
  • Uneven settling
  • Mold
  • Rodent infestation

Foundation issues are serious and should not be ignored. A residential land drainage contractor can help you determine the source of the problem and find a solution to keep your basement dry. One common solution is re-grading the property so that it slopes away from the house. 


If you have noticed that you are losing topsoil, you might have a drainage issue. Water running off your property too quickly can erode the topsoil, leaving your landscaping vulnerable to bare patches, weeds, and other problems.

Erosion is also caused when your property is lower than your neighbor's property, causing water to run off their yard and into yours. A residential landscape drainer contactor can design a system to re-direct that water away from your yard and into the street or other drainage options.


If you have puddles in your yard, you are not only dealing with a muddy mess but also at risk for mosquito problems. Proper grading can help you eliminate pooling water and keep your yard dry.

Gutters and downspouts

Gutters and downspouts are designed to direct water away from your foundation, but improper installation can cause problems. If you have water spilling over the sides of your gutters or notice that your downspouts are not draining properly, you might need to have your gutters cleaned, replaced, or repaired. Additionally, you might need to have the downspouts re-directed to an area that drains better.

Residential land drainage contractors can help you with these problems and more. If you have water issues on your property, contact a contractor today. 

Contact a company like H & I Excavating for more info.