Fixing An Outdated Drainage System

Feb 15

Sometimes I can feel like owning a home is more trouble than it’s worth. I’ve been living in the same home for more than twenty years. I’ve come to love the home. It’s where I raised my kids. I spent countless Christmas and Easter mornings in the house. I watched my kids grow up here. My wife and I also have countless memories of hammocking in the backyard. But, when we first moved in, we had major problems with flooding in our backyard. Rains from around the city could cause water to pool up in our backyard. Sometimes during heavy storms, it would even flood. This made us worried to leave the dog out there unattended for too long. We pooled some money back then and had a landscaping company install a drainage system. The system has helped out quite a bit over the years. We were able to enjoy a nice yard that didn’t flood and didn’t have too many mosquitos during the summers while our kids were growing up. But the city we live in has changed a lot over the past two decades. New housing developments and skyrises are popping up all over the downtown area. The neighborhoods are starting to feel the effects. Earlier this year, our backyard began to flood just as it did when we first moved in. We couldn’t believe what was going on. How was this even possible? While reading on the Ware Landscaping website, my wife and I discovered that development across the city can change the water table in another part of town.

When we had our first drainage system installed twenty years ago, it was designed with the current water table for our area in mind. Now that the water table has risen, we need someone that can help. Thankfully, there are landscapers like Ware Landscaping that can repair an already existing system. If the existing system won’t work, they can completely replace it as well.

I wanted to fix the problem myself, but I quickly realized that I was going to have to call someone to get the drainage problem taken care of. I’ve always been the handyman around the house. After twenty years of owning a home, you begin to pick up on how to fix lots of different household problems. I’ve repaired dishwashers and toilets and installed lots of lighting fixtures even though I work an office job. The drainage system was a different kind of beast. I couldn’t figure out where the water was coming from. I didn’t understand what part of the yard needed to be affected. And I certainly didn’t know how to fix the issue without spending thousands and thousands of dollars. Thankfully, landscapers have the knowledge of how to repair a drainage system without spending unnecessary money. After we get our yard fixed up again, my wife and I will be able to enjoy a dry backyard without mosquitos swarming. We’ll also be able to redo the small garden we’ve made out back without flooding destroying our hard work. I know my wife and I are certainly looking forward to it.

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