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How's Your Drainage?

Sounds like a personal question but not to fear, I'm talking about the drainage in your lawn and garden. If there are personal drainage issues, well, please kindly keep them to yourself.

As we melt our way through (hopefully) the last winter snowfall, now is a good time to check for standing water out in the yard. Drainage problems come in many forms but most have one thing in common … they're sneaky.

Drainage Problems Tend To Creep Up On You

It is rarely the case that a drainage problem is so obvious that, all at once, you can't help but notice the damage. They tend to be more chronic. Creeping up on you. Making small inroads with every rainfall or snowmelt. Then, before you know it, you've got an undercut sidewalk that needs replacing, wet drywall in the basement or a meandering gulley running along the side of the house.

There are two distinct costs involved in solving a drainage problem. Fixing the problem itself and correcting the damage it caused.

Walk Your Property or Have Bio Green Walk It For You... For Free

Don't let the damage outpace the fix. Don't let buried downspouts wait until they come with refinishing a wet basement or put off that EZ Flow drain install until you also need to regrade the backyard.

As the snow melts, take a few laps around your property. It usually doesn't take an expert to see a drainage problem if you are actively looking. Standing water, washed-out mulch, soil erosion or settling around the foundation are relatively easy to spot. If you have any concerns or are unsure what you're looking for, Bio Green, like most reputable drainage solution companies, will send out an expert for free to walk the property with you.

No time like the present. This time of year is when these sneaky little problems can be most readily identified and easily solved. As the late Deputy Barney Fife once said, "Nip it! Nip it in the bud!"

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