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Soggy yards are a common problem on properties that sit unevenly on the ground. In today’s post, Gutter shield company ABC Seamless Siding shares solutions that can help keep your yard from flooding when it rains.

 

  1. Install French Drains — French drains are perforated pipes set underground and covered by gravel. A French drain creates a channel that allows rainwater to flow unobstructed to a drainpipe. French drain installation is fairly simple; however, routing it will require some planning. The gravel layer can be topped with soil and grass.

  2. Do Not Neglect Gutter Maintenance — Gutters route rainwater away from your home. Neglected, leaky gutters defeat that purpose. Gutter inspections should be conducted by a gutter professional twice a year: once during the late fall season, another during spring. Repairs should be conducted as soon as a problem is found. Consider investing in a gutter protection system like Gutter Helmet®, which helps keep the gutters clear by preventing leaves and debris from entering the gutter troughs.

  3. Use Downspout Extensions — Sometimes flooding in the yard is caused by improperly routed downspouts. You can extend or reroute the downspouts with downspout extensions, ensuring rainwater is properly diverted. Downspout extensions can be purchased from most hardware stores in various colors and configurations to match your home’s style.

  4. Improve the Yard Grade — Uneven grade can result in indentations in the yard where water will collect. You can hire a landscaping professional to improve the yard grade or slope. If possible, take photos of the areas where water tends to collect so the landscaper can address the issue.

  5. Install a Sump Pump — A sump pump can help prevent flooding around the basement areas, particularly near basement windows and window wells. It features a tank that collects floodwater, which, when full, is pumped into drainpipes. Choose a sump pump equipped with a backup battery, which helps ensure continuous operation in the event of power failure. 

ABC Seamless Siding is your leading provider of the best gutter shield in the business, Gutter Helmet®. Give us a call at (866) 405-8248 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Anchorage, AK, and surrounding areas.