Why Does My Yard Have Standing Water?

Flooded Yard

As One Solution for a Flooded Yard, Consider the Installation of a French Drain.

If standing water regularly collects in your yard after a big storm, or if it suddenly appears out of nowhere, you have a definite issue that needs resolution. Yards should not collect water in pools, nor should water linger after a storm. The damage to your lawn aside, standing water almost always serves as an indication of another problem. At MDM Landscapes, we have the means to address standing water or a flooded yard for Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area clients. To learn more or schedule service, give us a call today at 817-396-0125.

Typical Reasons for a Flooded Yard

In order to identify the proper solution to your flooded yard, and begin water clean up sooner rather than later, you should familiarize yourself with the different causes of the problem.

Collected Thatch: Thatch is organic debris that naturally collects between a lawn’s grass and its soil. If you never clean your lawn of grass clippings are you mow, or rake dead leaves, these organic materials will break down and add to the layer of thatch. Too much thatch prevents water from draining naturally into the soil.

Improper Grading: When homes are constructed, the builders grade the property to allow water to drain away from the home. If this isn’t done properly, water will collect in certain areas after storms.

Burst Pipe: Homes have two major pipes that run through the front and back yards. The water line runs from the street to the home, while the wastewater line runs from the home to the sewer. If either of these crack or burst, you will find yourself with a flooded yard.

Yard Drainage Solutions

As for solutions, it depends on your issue. If a burst pipe caused the problem, then you need the service of a plumber. Most often, burst water and sewer lines develop because an old-fashioned steel pipe has corroded past the point of use. If an old, corroded pipe is indeed the reason for your soggy lawn, consider its replacement with flexible, durable PEX pipe.

If the issue has developed because of excess thatch or improper yard drainage, then the team at MDM Landscapes can help. Our lawncare services can clean your yard of thatch to enable the natural drainage of water. If grading is your issue, then a French drain represents an elegant and simple solution to your standing water problem. At MDM Landscapes, we provide solutions for issues of a flooded yard in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX. To learn more or schedule service, call us today at 817-396-0125.