Have you ever noticed soggy patches on your lawn or increased bugs around your home? It’s possible that natural ground swelling between you and your neighbor’s property is causing water to pool in your yard, leading to these issues.
Ground swelling occurs when the earth expands due to increased moisture or temperature. When this happens between two properties, it can create a low point where water collects and saturates the soil, making it difficult for grass to grow and providing a breeding ground for insects.
A Soggy Lawn Case Study
In the summer of 2013, South Jersey Waterproofing was called to a home in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, to help assess and solve this reasonably common issue that a homeowner was facing. The owner noticed that every time they mowed the lawn, they were causing big ruts to form, and mud splashed up everywhere. Not to mention, bugs were chewing up their ankles. Yuck!
While there are many, we chose one solution for this problem: installing an exterior drainage system. This system is designed to redirect water away from your property, preventing it from pooling in your yard. It can consist of underground pipes, catch basins, and grates and may connect to a sump pump or other drainage outlet. By diverting water from your property, an exterior drainage system can help protect your lawn from becoming waterlogged and prevent the growth of insects that thrive in damp environments.
Types of Exterior Drainage Systems
There are various types of exterior drainage systems available, and the kind that’s best for your property will depend on factors such as the size and slope of your yard, the amount of rainfall in your area, and the location of your property in relation to your neighbors. South Jersey Waterproofing can assess your property and recommend the most suitable system.
Natural ground swelling between two properties can cause soggy lawns and bug infestations, but an exterior drainage solution can help alleviate these issues. Don’t let water damage your lawn or attract unwanted pests – consider calling South Jersey Waterproofing and installing an exterior drainage system to keep your property dry and healthy.
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