Poor Drainage Can Destroy Your Landscape

A good drainage system can mean the difference between a landscape with curb appeal and one that’s an eyesore. You don’t have to live in an area that is prone to flooding in order to have a good drainage system because even areas that don’t regularly flood also tend to have poor drainage systems. Your landscape will be affected negatively if you don’t have a good drainage system.

Plants Destruction

Water that pools for a long time after rain will damage plants on your landscape therefore destroying the curb appeal on the landscape. There are a number of ways in which poor drainage can damage the plants on your yard. Too much water will drown your plants because inasmuch as plants need water, they need air too and will drown without it. Plants in areas that get flooded for long periods of time will also develop a number of fungal diseases which will attack and destroy the root systems of the plants.

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Soil Compaction

The more traffic a wet area has, the more compact the soil will get because of the muddy or squishiness that water causes. Compacted soils are a problem because roots can’t freely grow through them therefore killing plants and water takes time to drain through compacted soils which causes pools of water on your yard.

Structural Damage

A bad drainage will not only harm your plants but will also damage your house and other structures on the yard. Bad drainages will eventually cause foundation damage when the water seeps into the foundation. Other structures on the property such as fences, retaining walls or gazebos will also experience damage due to poor drainage.

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Contact a drainage contractor If you want to have or to preserve your landscape. Call California Foundation Works on 323-418-2239 to schedule a free drainage inspection and estimate.