To set up a water drainage system, there are three main steps. The first is to check the source of water blockage, secondly, install an effective drainage system and other drainage solutions.
And lastly direct the excess water to municipal storm drain or a dry well. Here are the useful tips that will help you identify the source of drainage problems, and effective drainage solutions.
Figuring out the Drainage Problems
Take a notepad and pencil with you and go around the house and check the drainage system. Note down the areas where water is getting clogged, and areas which need to be installed with additional yard drainage system. Check the gutters first to see if they are clean or have some debris blocking them.
Also, check the downspouts for debris and maintenance. Examine the landscaping, if it is properly sloped or not. Check whether the water is getting directed towards a storm drainage system. Lastly check, if there is too mulch in the garden which is trapping excess moisture. If there is excess mulch, then use a rake to get rid of it.
Mostly, houses which are on a slope will suffer from water clogging problems. In such a case a good drainage system like a French drain or a sump pump and additional minor drainage solutions should be installed, and the excess water needs to be conveyed to the city's storm drain.
Most yard drainage problems are caused due to water running off the roof or due to broken pipelines. So, make sure you check the area around the house properly to figure out the water clogging problems. Once you figure out the water blockage problems, install a good drainage system to prevent the water accumulation problems.
Types of Drainage Systems
Then allow the water to be captured by French drain. This water then gets redistributed.
Thus, the water is drained away from the home foundation with the help of underground pipes, and then directed to a dry well or the municipal storm drain.
These are popular as drainage solutions for yards in areas which cannot be connected to a storm drainage system. Dry wells are filled with gravel and then filter fabric surrounds this layer. The water flows in the well and infiltrates in the ground due to the gravel.
The water that gets accumulated due to rain or running water gets directed away due to run off drainage. It is installed in areas where drains can't be placed around the foundation.
So, figure out the water clogging problem, and install an effective drainage system which directs the excess water to the city's storm drain. Make sure you keep maintaining the drainage system to prevent any water clogging problems.