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How Do I Stop My Back Yard From Flooding?

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How Do I Stop My Back Yard From Flooding?

How Do I Stop My Back Yard From Flooding?

When you have a back yard, it is important to have a drainage system in place. This helps prevent flooding. A system that can help with this is a French drain or a Berm. It is also a good idea to have some plants and trees around to help with drainage.

This is for the person who has zero time to find a drainage specialist and fix the problem so it does not happen again at an affordable price.
Call: 07949 653019 or 07710 937750


Aeration is a good way to make your yard less waterlogged. One of the more common problems in a dry climate is having a puddle or two on your lawn. For this reason you might want to consider installing gutters on your outbuildings. And if your property is in a more flood prone area you might want to consider installing a sump pump. In the long run, this will save you money and time by keeping you from having to replace your lawn.

What's more, aerating your turf will actually improve its health and aesthetics over time. The trick is to identify which areas are most susceptible to the effects of compaction. It is also worth noting that your lawn may be a breeding ground for pests and diseases.

French drains

When it comes to stopping back yard flooding, there are a lot of options out there. If you're not sure which one to go with, you may want to check with the local building authority to get their advice.

French drains are an excellent option. They can be used to collect water that is already in the ground, and they can also direct it to other areas of your yard.

Installing a French drain is a fairly simple process. However, you'll need to make sure that the system you install is effective and not going to harm anyone else's property. Before starting, you'll need to decide where to locate the drain. The best spot for a French drain is near the foundation of your home.


Berms are a way of preventing flooding. They are a raised bed of soil, gravel, or other material used to block flood waters from reaching your home. In many communities, they are coupled with other mitigation measures. If built correctly, they can also improve the appearance of your property.

The first thing you need to do is decide on your berm's height. Most berms are about two feet high. Depending on your needs, you can create a lateral berm or a circular berm.

You will also need to consider how much fill you need. Fill materials include sand, dirt, and plant debris. Once you have decided on the amount of fill you need, you can start building your berm.

As you build up the berm, you will need to keep it sloped to prevent erosion. A gradual slope will also give your berm a more natural look.

Plants and trees

If your yard is prone to flooding, incorporating plants and trees into your landscaping can help. Flooding can be devastating for homeowners and commercial landscapes. However, you can avoid the problem altogether. Investing in native plants can prevent soil erosion and allow storm water to drain more efficiently.

Plants and trees also filter pollutants from storm water runoff. This can reduce the amount of pollutants that get into waterways. In addition, they provide shade, fruit, and clean air.

Some trees and shrubs can absorb large amounts of water, so it is important to maintain a permeable area around them. This will reduce the amount of surface water runoff and lower the demand for stormwater drains.

For best results, you should check the grade of your yard. Ideally, the grade should slope away from your house. The simplest way to determine your yard's grade is to walk outside and observe your yard's slopes.

Drainage system

If you're looking to prevent your yard from flooding, consider installing a yard drainage system. There are several options available, and they are all very affordable.

One of the best ways to ensure that your yard does not flood is by installing a sump pump. This pump will suck out water and redirect it into the drainage pipe. You can also install a French drain in one or more areas of your yard to help improve the drainage.

A French drain works by collecting rainwater in a perforated pipe. The pipes are usually surrounded by a layer of gravel, which prevents debris from entering the pipe. Another option is to build a drainage channel that reaches a local low spot and then connects to a storm drain.

This is for the person who has zero time to find a drainage specialist and fix the problem so it does not happen again at an affordable price.
Call: 07949 653019 or 07710 937750

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