Landscapes in Marietta, Ga are notoriously hilly. If not properly landscaped and graded, these hills can lead to huge problems with storm water runoff such as damage to your foundation, sitting water in your crawl space, large areas of damp lawn (which means grass won’t grow), or washouts. Rather than continuing to see and complain about the problem, let the pros – like C&M Residential – help you solve your issues with storm water runoff. Here are a few ways that we can deal with the issue.
Intentional Landscape Design
A landscape that is designed properly will compensate for water runoff and drainage. That means installing ditches and swales that are then landscaped as creek beds or small meadows. Using low areas as rain gardens is a great way to work with the landscape that you have, rather than grading it, while mitigating any damage that the standing water may have otherwise caused to your grass.
Subsurface Water Drainage
French drains and trench drains are some of the most common ways of dealing with residential drainage issues. These are large landscaping installations that require digging long trenches, laying drain lines, back filling with gravel, and finishing with proper grading. But, when done right, these are the most permanent and long lasting drainage solutions. If your standing water issues cannot be solved with intentional and strategic landscape design, it is important to call in a professional to help you solve your water issues before they cause more long lasting damage to the structure of your home or value of your property.