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Drainage Solutions For Your Yard

Are you having drainage issues on your property? The Yard Fathers understand that proper drainage is a critical component of hardscape installation. Without it, your outdoor living environment can quickly become an unusable and unpleasant space. With the right system in place, however, you will be able to enjoy your beautiful landscape for generations to come.

When it comes to drainage solutions, we know we’re experts in finding the best option for each unique property. We take into account both existing and potential sources of water runoff when recommending the appropriate solution. Depending on your needs and the amount of water that needs to be managed, this could include anything from simple catch basin excavation and French drains to more complex systems such as underground rainwater collection. Regardless of the issues you’re having, we know how to solve any problem or prevent problems from happening.

French Drains

French drains are one of the most efficient and cost-effective solutions for dealing with excessive water around your property. A french drain is a simple system of perforated pipes and drainage that captures and redirects water away from areas where it can cause problems, such as soggy soil or pooling water near the foundation of your home. French drains are an ideal solution if you’re trying to fix an existing problem like excessive moisture in your landscape.

French drains are an excellent way to keep excessive moisture at bay and prevent pesky problems like clogged gutters, flooded basements, and soil erosion. They can provide long-term protection against water damage by redirecting excess water away from your home while still allowing proper drainage of essential groundwater. With minimal maintenance required, french drains are one of the best solutions for tackling issues related to standing water around your property.

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are important structures used to protect slopes from erosion and other types of natural damage. The purpose of these walls is to provide support for an area by helping hold back soil or water that would otherwise erode the slope or cause flooding downstream. Retaining walls can also help solve existing water problems such as flooding caused by heavy rains or high water levels. By redirecting the flow of water away from vulnerable areas, retaining walls can prevent costly damage to homes, businesses and roads. Additionally, they can provide extra space for landscaping features such as gardens or seating areas which add aesthetic value to a property.

Positive Slope

Having a positive slope on your land can help prevent water from pooling and creating potential problems. A positive slope is an incline that allows water to run off the land in the direction of the downward grade, rather than having it collect or pool. An absence of a positive slope may lead to surface water not running away from a structure, leading to damage or flooding.

Having a positive slope helps drain rainwater away from foundations, driveways, sidewalks, patios and other structures. This ensures that any standing water will be directed away from the structures rather than accumulate near them. It also reduces erosion caused by runoff which can cause various kinds of damage over time. Having a well designed drainage system with proper slopes prevents soil saturation and problems arising to your beautiful landscaping finished by The Yard Fathers.

Rain Gardens or Water Basins

If you have a water problem but want a solution that not only is practical but also adds visual interest to your yard, a rain garden might be a good option! Rain gardens are a way to reduce existing water problems, such as flooding and runoff. They are shallow, planted depressions that collect rainwater from impermeable surfaces like rooftops and driveways, allowing it to soak into the ground rather than draining away. By doing this, rain gardens help to reduce erosion and prevent pollutants from entering waterways. They also help increase groundwater recharge by capturing stormwater runoff and infiltration into the soil and increasing water availability for plants during dry periods. 

In addition, rain gardens also provide an attractive landscape feature for any yard or garden setting and can serve as a natural habitat for birds and butterflies. Some plants that grow well and thrive in rain gardens are a variety of ornamental grasses, wildflowers, and different types of shrubs. Why not fix a problem with something practical and pretty?


A swale is an earthwork feature used to manage stormwater runoff. It is a shallow, gently-sloped channel that runs alongside roads and other development areas. The swale collects the runoff from roofs, pavement, and other impervious surfaces and guides it away from buildings or back towards its original source. Swales also help reduce flooding by allowing water to soak into the ground at a slower rate than it would if left uncontained. They are often lined with vegetation such as grasses, shrubs, and trees which further absorb rainfall before it reaches ground levels. This helps prevent soil erosion while also providing habitats for wildlife such as birds, insects, amphibians, reptiles and small mammals. Use of swales can be an effective tool  in managing stormwater runoff and reducing water pollution. They are also aesthetically pleasing and can add a touch to any landscape. They often provide multiple benefits that can help fix water problems in both urban and rural areas.

Permeable Paving

A permeable paving is a type of surface that allows water to pass through, allowing it to soak into the soil below. This helps to reduce runoff and can help mitigate flooding, erosion, and other water-related problems. It also helps to keep pollutants out of the water system by preventing them from washing away with the rainwater. You may find permeable paving on sidewalks, driveways, and patios within different hardscaping options for homes.

When it comes to drainage solutions, The Yard Fathers are experts in finding the best option for each unique property. We take into account both existing and potential sources of water runoff when recommending the appropriate solution. Depending on your needs and the amount of water that needs to be managed, we know how to solve any problem or prevent problems from happening.