Improve Yard Drainage with a Catch Basin
If your yard constantly floods when it rains, installing a catch basin can help drain the excess rainwater from your yard to prevent flooding. Homeowners often find that rainwater has nowhere to go and pools up in their yard, resulting in flooding.
A catch basin drain is a main component to an exterior drainage system and helps properly channel rainwater away from your home to improve yard drainage.
At L.R.E. Foundation Repair our team can install a catch basin drain to protect your yard from water damage and protect your home’s value.
How Does a Catch Basin Work?
A catch basin is essentially a box that is placed in the ground near areas of standing water to properly drain the water and protect your yard from flooding.
Any excess water and sediment will drain through a grate in the top of the catch basin. The sediment will collect at the bottom of the box while the water continues to drain through the system. The water will then reach what is called the outlet trap, which is connected to an underground piping system, and will be channeled to a local sewage plant or stream.
Catch Basin Maintenance
Catch basin drains are fairly low maintenance for homeowners, but they do require some attention. Once the basin is about one-third full of sediment, it needs to be emptied out in order for the basin to continue to function properly.
This can be done by simply removing the top grate and cleaning out the particles or sediment that has accumulated in the catch basin. If the catch basin drain is not cleaned out and becomes clogged with debris, it will not function properly and can cause your yard to flood.
L.R.E. Foundation Repair is happy to walk you through the process to make sure your catch basin is working properly to protect your yard from any damage.
Impacts of a Flooded Yard
Without the proper exterior drainage system in place, your yard is susceptible to flooding and can cause major property damage. The standing water not only looks bad, but it can cause major damage to your yard or landscaping.
As excess water pools up in your yard, your plants or landscaping are at risk. If plants continue to sit in pools of water, they can eventually drown and die. Any yard flooding can also displace plants or mulch and ruin the hard work you’ve put into landscaping your yard. Installing a catch basin can prevent unsightly damage to your yard.
Risk of Bacteria Buildup
Just like any other part of your home, untreated water damage in your yard can result in bacteria buildup. As the standing water sits in your yard, it can promote bacteria growth that can impact the health of your yard.
Standing water paired with Florida’s humid climate can create a breeding ground for bacteria buildup, which is something no homeowner wants to deal with in their own yard.
Not only does the excess water impact your yard, but it can eventually impact your home’s foundation. Without a proper exterior drainage system in place, water can build up against your home’s foundation and leak through any cracks in your foundation walls.
This can cause water to enter your home and cause interior water damage, as well as cause bigger, more expensive problems with your home’s foundation.
Installing a catch basin drain can help avoid these damaging impacts to your home and restore your home’s value, giving you peace of mind.
Why Choose L.R.E. Foundation Repair
When it comes to installing catch basin drains, rely on L.R.E. for proper installation. We have proudly served customers throughout Florida since 1989 for all their foundation repair needs. Recently, we added catch basin installation to our list of services.
Our highly trained and professional staff will walk you through every step of the process to make sure you know exactly what’s happening with your home. Not only will the problem be fixed, but you will have peace of mind knowing how to protect your home and prevent any potential future issues.
Contact us today for your free inspection for catch basin drain installation!