Things to consider when draining a lawn!

Lawn drainage can be a very tricky and complicated process if it isn’t done correctly. TLC Incorporated is about to give you a blog crash course on exactly what to do, how to do it and where the water should go.

The first question you’ll want to ask yourself is somewhat obvious no matter what your attempting to “drain”; where do you want the excess substance to go? It’s usually in a bucket, the kitchen sink or the yard for small things. But water on any sized lawn is a much different issue. The most important thing is that your not dumping your problem onto your neighbor by flooding their yard. Hello law suit.

It may also be rather difficult to tie your drain to community sewers due to potential guidelines, rules and regulations of your specific community. If your considering running your drain onto your homes surrounding sidewalk, you could have some issues with that as well. In the winter you could create unnecessary ice for your neighbors, in the summer you could make the sidewalk extra slippery due to the formation of algae and most importantly you could be penalized by your community leaders or decision makers.

The best answer to lawn drainage is what we consider to be a “dry well.” Anyone can build one using commercial products or have one professionally built for you. A dry well is simply a cavity dug into the ground and backfilled with rocks, while water is then channeled into an underground rock pit and eventually is absorbed as groundwater. There are many step-by-step procedures online for this (ex. The Family Handyman blog), that thoroughly explain exactly how to build one.

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