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How To Determine If You Have A Drainage Problem

10 Signs You May Have A Drainage ProblemWell, that was a lot of rain this past weekend. The good news, we desperately needed the water. Plants and lawns were drying up. The bad news, the rain exposed a lot of potential drainage related problems in the area.

Poor drainage can cause a lot of damage to our home and your landscape. At Allentuck Landscaping Co., we have done a lot of drainage projects and can help you solve yours if you have one.

 Here are 10 signs to look for if you suspect that you have a drainage problem:

  1. Water backing up into your home or leaking through a wall
  2. Wet area or standing water on your lawn or landscape
  3. Washout areas
  4. Dead or declining landscape plants
  5. Uneven cracks on patios or walkways
  6. Increased insect activity
  7. Sinkholes or unexplained holes
  8. Exposed roots of trees and shrubs
  9. Low areas in landscape sections
  10. Built up silt

If you observe any of these signs and are concerned that you may have a drainage problem, give us a call or shoot us an email. We have many solutions to help.


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