Drainage is one of the most important aspects of a properly landscaped yard. Even in drier climates, poor drainage can lead to water pooling and dead plants. It can even compromise the integrity of your foundations.
Fortunately for you, WM Tucker has extensive experience in drainage and grading. We have spent years resolving drainage problems for Tennessee landowners.
Most Tennessee homes are built with graded yards to facilitate drainage. Lawns are often slightly tilted in order to encourage water to run off to one side. That’s generally the side away from the house or buildings. This is meant to prevent water pooling near those structures and damaging them.
Unfortunately, many Tennessee homeowners discover their grading is insufficient. There are many reasons this might happen. They may live in a particularly wet area, for instance. Alternatively, they may have environmental challenges the original home builder may not have prepared for. Sometimes, it may even be a neighbor’s poor drainage causing the problem!
That’s where services like ours enter the picture. At WM Tucker, we can evaluate your property to find out where all your drainage issues lie. We may even identify drainage problems you haven’t noticed yet. That way, we can help you fix them before they get worse.
For example, many of our clients call us in due to waterlogged lawns. While that’s certainly a big problem, they often fail to notice other issues already developing. These can be anything from soil erosion to mold and mildew growth in the basement.
The issues poor drainage can bring about are no joke. We’ve seen people end up with cracked and shifted foundations due to water pooling in their homesteads. We’ve even seen people have to pay for costly repairs due to wood rot, damage to their driveways, and the like.
Believe it or not, the bulk of home repair costs in this country are due to water damage. That’s why it’s a sound idea to invest in prevention as early as you can. Our team of drainage experts can help you there.
WM Tucker’s specially-trained landscaping professionals will assess your property. We’ll determine problem areas and design solutions for each one.
We can assess the slope of your property to see if it’s been properly graded. If required, we can give you special systems like a French drain to redirect water from critical areas. We can even inspect existing swales to see if they need to be stabilized, say by installing sod or stone in them.
Homeowners concerned about their plants need not worry either. WM Tucker has worked on a lot of landscaping projects with major horticultural installations. If your poor drainage is already affecting your garden or lawn features, we can help.
We can also help you deal with downspout issues. Storm water runoff management is another specialty of ours. Our professionals can come up with downspout connections or designs that let you manage rainwater runoff more effectively. We’ve designed systems that let our clients’ downspouts drain into both rain gardens and sewage systems, for example.
We offer all the drainage solutions you may need for your property. Among other things, we can design, install, and repair the following:
Our grading and drainage experts can help you with problems like a soggy lawn or waterlogged foundations. With the WM Tucker team’s help, you won’t ever have to suffer a flooded basement or drowning flowerbeds again.