Which Drainage Solution is the Best for You?

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Walking through your yard just to step in a puddle is never the best way to start your day. If you consistently have flooding or wet areas in your yard, you may have a drainage problem. You can avoid water pooling up in your yard with our recommendations. Whether you need to simply redirect the water or drain it, we have the expertise to effectively assist you. Here are a few solutions that’ll solve your drainage problems:


Solid with Basins

These basins help you avoid water damage and clean, free-flowing water to a discharge area. They’re a little more complex and expensive than the other options but this isn’t exactly a DIY project unless you’re an irrigation specialist. You can count on the experts at Harrison Irrigation to get the job done. If the land grade of your home isn’t directed towards a street drain, this may be the option for you.



Downspouts attach to your gutters and help divert rain away from your home or business to avoid oversaturated soil around the foundation. This option is a simple and inexpensive solution that our team would love to help you with. The appearance of this solution is very subtle, it’s unlikely your guests will notice them. Don’t hesitate to call Harrison Irrigation for any questions or help installing downspouts.


French Drains

French drains are essential when draining wet spots and standing water in your yard. The great thing about these drains is that you can choose where you want the water to flow. Also,they’re easily concealed so the aesthetic of your yard remains unharmed. When compared to other elaborate drain systems, this one is rather cost effective and goes unnoticed in your yard to help it look it’s best.


Sump Pumps

Have you noticed an unusual amount of moisture in your home, specifically in your basement? A sump pump is a system that’s vital for severe drainage situations. Typically, sump pumps are used to protect a home’s basement from flooding or water damage. It’s used to drain water that has accumulated in a sump basin. Does your home have a perimeter drainage system? If so, the Sump Pump is your main line of defense against flooding. It’s important to keep it in top condition to prevent flood damage in your home.


How to Test Your Drainage

It’s simple: Dig a hole about two feet deep and two feet wide. Fill it to the brim with water. If the hole drains in under an hour, your drainage is in excellent condition. If it takes up to 12 hours, it’s possible something’s not right. If it takes more than 24 hours, there’s a serious problem. Don’t procrastinate the issue. The longer you wait, the worse it will get.


It’s important to have proper drainage because without it, your home is more vulnerable to flooding, yard damage or other home damage. If you’re unsure which solution is right for you, let us assist you. Our experts at Harrison Irrigation are here to help you attain the best, most efficient drainage for your home.