Drainage Solutions in Orlando, Tampa, and St. Petersburg, FL

Prevent a Flooding Basement with Backyard Drainage Solutions

Backyard pools and Florida homes—there’s no better combination. Unless, of course, you’re talking about the kind of “pool” that only appears after tropical storms and torrential downpours. If your backyard floods every time it rains, you might be in need of exterior drainage solutions.

When poor grading, too many plants, and inadequate water diversion frequently cause water to pool around your home, serious foundation damage could be just around the corner. Investing in proper drainage solutions is the best way to prevent damage from flooded crawl spaces, basements, and foundations. The yard drainage contractors at L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc., offer a wide range of exterior drainage solutions and can help you find a system that solves your specific drainage problem.

For a free inspection on a yard drainage system, contact us today. We offer an on-site evaluation at no obligation in Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg and the surrounding areas.

Drainage Problems and Solutions

Why is My Yard Flooding?

The first step in finding a solution is discovering the problem. When an L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc. yard drainage contractor visits your home, they’ll start by diagnosing your precise drainage problems. To give you an idea of what those could be, here are some common drainage system problems:

Poor Grading

Yard grading is designed to slope away from the home in order to divert groundwater away from the home. Poor grading is considered to be any yard slope that encourages water to lay stagnant after falling—causing large puddles—or to drain towards your home—causing water pressure to harm your foundation walls.

Too Many Plants

Having a large number of plants around your foundation can be dangerous, and not because their roots have the supernatural ability to grow through foundation walls. While it may seem like plants would help control water by absorbing it through their roots, root systems actually draw water and hold it to be absorbed slowly over time. Roots can also cause dense soil, making it more difficult for the soil to absorb water.

Inadequate Water Diversion

Gutters are essential for collecting rainwater from your roof and diverting it away from your foundation. Without them, water would fall to the soil surrounding your home’s foundation. However, downspouts that don’t extend far enough away from the home can be counterproductive and cause soil near the foundation to become oversaturated.

How to Drain Water Away From My House?

If you’re experiencing any of these drainage problems, L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc. can help you find yard drainage solutions to protect your landscaping and your foundation. We offer the following exterior drainage solutions:

Foundation Repair

French Drain

A French drain can help solve a variety of drainage problems. It disperses water over a large area through a buried perforated pipe. The EZ-Flow French Drain solution is a subsurface drainage alternative to a traditional stone-and-pipe drainage system. EZ-Flow is ideal for retaining walls, foundation and footing perimeter drains, and landscape drains. The gravel-free EZ-Flow system outperforms traditional systems, saving time and money.

Learn more about French drains from L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc. 

Foundation Repair

Downspout Drainage

Roof water can cause severe water damage without proper drainage. A gutter and downspout system helps drain water away from your home's foundation. The RainChute, RainChute EZ, and LawnSpace Outlet downspout extensions help prevent roof water from pooling near the foundation. Choose from above-ground, underground, and recessed extensions.

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Trench Drain/Channel Drain

The TrenchDrain system is a surface drainage solution that prevents water from entering your house through doorways and stairways. The drainage solution collects water and drains it to a perimeter drainage system and sump pump. TrenchDrain can help prevent water damage to your basement or garage, keeping your home safe and dry.

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Catch Basin

A catch basin is placed in the ground near areas of standing water to improve yard drainage and help prevent damage to the home and property. Excess water and sediment drain through a grate in the top of the catch basin. The water collects and drains into an underground drainage system.

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Percolation Trench

A percolation trench is a shallow excavated trench filled with gravel or crushed stone. A percolation trench, similar to a French drain or dry well, is used to control stormwater runoff to prevent flooding and erosion. A percolation trench is commonly used to treat runoff from sidewalks and driveways.

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LRE Gutter installation

Gutter Installation & Repair

L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc. also offers gutter services, from creating custom seamless gutters and downspouts, to gutter repair and installation. If needed, our crews will disassemble your old gutters swiftly and carefully and dispose of them appropriately. We will take all of the necessary measures to ensure your new custom seamless gutters will fit properly and securely by using our state-of-the-art equipment and creating them on-site. We will remove any and all debris from your property once the installation is complete and your new custom seamless gutters will be the only evidence that our crews were ever there. 

Get a free inspection on a yard drainage system

If you’re interested in having an exterior drainage system installed to help protect your home’s foundation and your landscaping, contact L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc. for a no-obligation consultation and free inspection today, offered in Orlando and throughout Central Florida.