Keep your property protected against the rain
Where land is flat, soils are dense or the water table is high, a well designed drainage system is a priority. Without proper drainage solutions in place, water may collect to undermine structures and drown expensive plants, turning parts of your new landscape into perpetually wet swamps. This can be the most important issue to a landscape architect due to this potential for damage. Backyard drainage may also be overlooked entirely by a designer poorly trained in grading and drainage.
Having a good drainage solution is key to maintaining a healthy landscape when living in Central New Jersey. Big snow storms and heavy rains can wreak havoc on properties, and Cutting Edge Lawn & Landscaping has the drainage solutions for you.
Some of the reasons behind drainage problems
When a large body of water cannot penetrate the ground quick enough, it causes pooling. Or, as most people call it: flooding. Yards that have poor drainage will flood just as bad as ones that have no drainage at all.
Heavy rainfall will make the situation go from bad to worse. It can cause all kinds of problems, such as structural defects and even sinkholes to appear!
If you want to find out what’s going on in your yard, there’s a low-level test that you can perform. First of all, you will need to dig a hole in your yard around two feet deep and wide. Next, fill the hole you just dug with water!
Has the water drained away within 60 minutes? If it has, you don’t have any drainage problems. But, if it takes a few hours to go down, it’s time to call in the experts.
Cutting Edge Lawn & Landscaping can locate the source of the problem. We can then give you some options on how to fix it.