At Southern Bay Landscaping, we provide solutions for poor drainage: pipe drains, french drains, and more.
If you’ve lived in Alabama for any amount of time, you know this adage: “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute. It will change.” The opposite of this statement is also true. If you do like the weather, wait a minute. It will change. Regularly occurring downpours in Lower Alabama can cause drainage problems in your yard resulting in damage.
Heavy downpours aren’t the only reason for poor drainage. Here in the south, water tables in some low lying areas can be just below the ground surface, and dense clay prevents water from seeping into the soil.
You can test your drainage by digging a two foot deep by two foot wide hole and filling it with water. If it takes as much as 12 to 24 hours for the water to seep into the surrounding soil, you probably have a drainage problem.
Southern Bay Landscaping can solve this drainage problem by diverting water in a number of ways.