Storm water management is not something most homeowners frequently think about. But it certainly comes to mind when something goes wrong. Flooding can wreak havoc on your home and could affect your neighbor’s as well. Another issue is all the pollutants that excessive stormwater runoff can bring.
To avoid spending a bunch of money on repairing damage, minimize the risk the next storm could bring your Croton-on-Hudson, NY, property by contacting a storm water management company that can assess any issues you have now and offer possible solutions.
Poor Yard Drainage System
So, your property floods after heavy rain or storms? This happens when the excessive water doesn’t have anywhere to go.
Natural permeable soil drains water by penetration. However, the soil has its own limits and can only drain water to a certain level. After the water reaches a certain point, the soil cannot absorb any more water. The water then starts flowing on top of the soil, which is how runoff water is created. Property flooding, natural stream pollution, and damage to your neighbor’s property are just some of the problems that may arise.
Some of the solutions could be a rain garden, rock removal, or a curtain drain installation. At Santucci Construction Corp., we have more than 40 years’ experience of dealing with all kinds of water drainage problems, so rest assured we can find the best option for your property.
Water Issues in Basement
Another common storm water management problem is when the basement floods on a regular basis. Needless to say, this can create a great amount of damage to your basement, personal belongings, and even serious risk to your health. Usually the causes are a flooded yard or poorly installed sewer lines. In those cases, installation of a French drain system could prevent water runoff. However, perhaps a new sewer line installation would be required.
Of course, the causes and solutions vary and depend on many factors. That’s why you need the input of a storm water management company that can inspect the situation. Speaking of which, we can find out why your basement floods and remediate this issue.
Runoff from Impermeable Surfaces
Impermeable surfaces don’t allow the water to penetrate, causing excessive water runoff. The examples of such surfaces are pavements, driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, and roads. Those surfaces are usually made of brick, concrete, asphalt, and stone. So, if your driveway contributes to storm water runoff, it’s probably made of impermeable materials. How to solve this problem? Well, drainage can be added on both sides of the driveway. Or you can completely change the structure of the driveway by installing permeable paving. This type of paving will allow the water to pass through.