Erosion is when the particles in your soil are loosened due to an excessive about of water that does not soak into the ground and carried off by runoff. This excess of water can wash off fertilizers, pesticides, sediment, etc. into your waterways, remove valuable topsoil, and cause flooding problems. All of this ends up downstream and eventually in our water supply which is a good reason why we should control it. Yard erosion can leave bare spots and scouring of your property. Proper landscaping can help lessen erosion, while adding value and functionality to your home or business.
Signs of erosion include:
- Exposed roots
- Gutted areas
- Puddles in yard
- Signs of splashing of soil or mud on pavement
Depending on your situation, the water can be diverted to:
- A low-lying area of your property
- A drainage ditch
- A dry well
- The street
In many instances, installing a French drain can divert water away without leaving your yard soggy or washed out and can save you from expensive repairs later. Our professional team can determine the nature of your drainage problem and provide a solution.
When You Need a French Drain
- When you have a problem with surface water, such as a soggy lawn or a driveway that washes out
- If water is getting into your basement
- If you’re building a retaining wall on a hillside (Between the Edges Installs French drains behind retaining walls)
If you need help addressing the erosion at your home or business, call or email Between the Edges today, or use our quick online contact form.