Commercial landscaping is prone to all the same problems as residential landscaping, so it’s important that your trusted landscaping professional examines your property for drainage problems that can cause flooding, mold, and mildew. If you’re noticing flooding across your property this spring, or large stubborn puddles after a rain shower, it can be a sign of poor drainage that your landscaping professional should examine in order to prevent water damage to your building, insect problems, and a mildewy smell. Keep your commercial property in tip-top shape this season and look for the following signs of poor drainage if you notice flooding on your property.
Drainage issues can be easy to spot for landscape professionals. One sure sign that your property isn’t draining properly is wet, muddy tracks left across the landscaping, even several days after a rain shower. If the ground is squishy and muddy while mowing the grass several days after the last rain, chances are you have poor drainage.
Another thing to look for if you have flooding issues is wet spots on your asphalt. If it seems like you have permanent puddles on your asphalt, or water oozes up onto your pavement from below the asphalt, it could mean larger issues with soil drainage on your property.
Basement or Foundation Issues
Are there growing cracks in your building foundation? Are there frequently wet spots in your basement? Does your basement have a mildewy smell? These signs of water damage can have a common root cause: poor soil drainage. Always keep an eye out for water stains or growing cracks in your basement and foundation, because these can be indicators of stress on the concrete from poor drainage that will only get worse over time.
Large Puddles for Days
If it takes several days for puddles to dry out on your property, this can simply be due to the fact that the rainwater has nowhere to go. In other words, your lawn is not draining properly. This can cause problems for your building’s structure or hardscaping, so it’s a good idea to have a landscaping professional check out your lawn if you notice any of these signs of poor drainage.
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Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full-service landscaping company, providing maintenance, design, and construction, as well as snow removal, and asphalt and concrete services. We are your source for complete landscape and facility maintenance for commercial and residential properties throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. We are a self-performing landscaping company, meaning we don’t hire subcontractors, and senior management is involved with every project. Our highly trained team of professionals receives constant, ongoing education on the latest industry trends, updates and safety measures. This ensures we can deliver outstanding customer service and results to our clients, regardless of the size of your job.