We at Laurdane Associates have extensive experience in dealing with moisture issues, and we offer a variety of services to help you deal with these issues when they arise. One of the services that we offer is yard-regrading, which is a process of adjusting the slope of the ground to make sure that water flows away from your building instead of toward it. In this article, we will go over a few signs that indicate that you may need yard re-grading services.
• Pooling Water- One sign that you need yard re-grading services is the presence of standing water in your yard. In a yard that is graded properly, water will flow downhill and into proper drains that will carry it away, rather than form pools. If you notice persistent puddles around your yard—particularly if they on your paved areas or by your buildings—give us a call.
• Mold and Mushrooms- Another sign that you may need yard re-grading services is the growth of mold or mushrooms around your yard. These organisms thrive in moist environments, so their presence is an indicator that there is a moisture problem in your landscape. If you start to see mold forming on your structures or notice lots of mushrooms popping up, then we encourage you to give us a call.
• Exposed Tree Roots- A more subtle indicator that you may need yard re-grading is your tree roots becoming more and more exposed. This is a sign that the soil is eroding, and likely means that there is a drainage issue in your yard.