You don’t have to be a geophysicist to know that puddles in the basement or a lake on the front lawn are signs of drainage problems.
However many drainage problems aren’t so obvious. The pros at Green Acres, a full service landscape company based in Arlington Virginia, are experts at reading some of the more subtle signs of drainage problems.
Normal drainage problems start during a rain storm and can last for a few days afterward. They usually fit one of these 3 memorably named categories:
Each inch of rain that falls on 1,000 square feet of a roof produces more than 600 gallons of runoff—enough to fill 10 bathtubs to the brim. Dumping that much water too close to the foundation can send it right into the basement, where it can ruin furnishings, flooring, and all the storage. And in areas around Arlington Virginia, not only basement drainage problems but puddles and soggy lawn outside homes and buildings need professional assistance for drainage problems that are created following a heavy rain storm.
Another drainage problem Green Acres pros deal with is the eternal wet zone often found on low lying properties in Arlington Virginia. The eternal wet zone is a soggy bit of landscape that never seems to dry up, even when it has not rained for weeks. It is probably a spring, an area of unusually high water table, or a leaking water or sewer pipe. All of these drainage problem situations call for professional assistance. Green Acres can provide the expertise to solve all Arlington Virginia area drainage problems.
Contact the experts at Green Acres today to discuss the drainage issues and landscaping concerns for your Arlington VA home.
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