Wet and Soggy Ground: Moisture soaked ground is very common in the Gulf Coast Region. It is usually very easy to spot and very easy to feel. This symptom is usually the result of undesirable grading. Because water follows the path of least resistance and therefore collects where it cannot flow away from the property. Lawn mowers often sink into wet and soggy ground and leave tracks. Children and pets playing in these wet and soggy areas often track dirt and mud into the house. Lawn fungus is common when the ground is wet.
Puddles or Standing Water: Water should drain from every area in your yard. If a puddle remains longer than 30 minutes after a rainstorm ends you could potentially have a drainage issue. Puddles remaining in the yard for a long time make good breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Water Flowing into Your Home: In some cases a drainage problem results in water from the yard flowing into the home. The problem usually appears as wet carpeting, flooring around a door, or around the outer wall of the home. Mold, fungus, and mildew thrive in damp areas and can cause a host of health problems, including allergens and respiratory issues.
To help solve your drainage issues SWIS offers different types of corrections that could include one or more of the following: