4 Ways You Know You Have a Drainage Problem

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Nobody wants to start their day by stepping in a puddle. If you’ve ever walked through your yard and had to avoid wet spots, you might have a drainage problem. As your experts in drainage repair in Jacksonville, our team at Harrison Irrigation can help you spot the signs of a drainage problem. Once you know the signs, call us so we can repair it!


Wet Spots

Puddles are normal after any heavy rainstorm. If your lawn seems to have standing water even after a few clear and sunny days, water is definitely draining incorrectly. You might also notice that some parts of your lawn is greener and growing faster than others.


Call our team at Harrison Irrigation. Depending on your landscape, we can install a drainage solution that works best for you. Whether you need to simply redirect the water or drain it, we have the expertise to assist you. We specialize in French drains, sump pumps, solid with basins and downspouts.


Foundation Cracks

As a home settles, cracks are naturally bound to appear. Walk around your home and look at the base. If you notice large cracks or a gaping hole in the foundation or walls, your drainage could be to blame. The constant amount of water hitting your foundation could deteriorate it and put your home at risk. If the problem continues, you may need to call a professional to repair the problem before it gets worse.


Overflowing Gutters

Gutters or downspouts tend to overflow with the heaviest rainstorms. If you notice your downspouts are constantly overflowing with any kind of storm, you need to check them for any blockages or damages. If it’s simply debris or leaves clogging it, cleaning should clear it.


If cleaning them still doesn’t do the trick, your downspouts most likely weren’t installed properly. If that’s the case, call our team to repair it. Otherwise, that next rainstorm could essentially ruin parts of your home like the walls, roof and foundation. According to Robbins Foundation Systems, if that rain continues to hit your home’s foundation, not only could it create cracks, but lead to erosion along the base of your home.


Moving Mulch

Once the rain stops, do you notice any soil or mulch runoff on your driveway or lower parts of your yard? This could mean that water isn’t being properly moved away from your home. According to Patch.com, “if the soil doesn’t drain properly, rain may run off in sheets carving gulleys in the landscape.” If left alone, it could lead to cracks in your patio or paved stones moving around because the gravel beneath has flowed away with the rain.