Homes today are built in areas we would not have many years ago. The sandy, rocky, drainable soil from the west side of Vancouver does not exist in South Surrey, Cloverdale, Langley, Maple Ridge and Coquitlam. These areas have predominately clay soils which tend to hold or absorb water during fall, winter and spring months making yards soggy and wet. For many homeowners the use of their yard for most of the year is not possible, while for others it is this saturated, soggy soil that contributes to the settlement and cracking of concrete sidewalks and patios. A relatively in-expensive solution to solve these problems is to install a yard drainage or French drain system. This solution provides a way for water to leach out of the ground through a bed of gravel, into piping with a connection to either perimeter drains or a sump. We have installed thousands of feet or yard drainage systems at homes, apartments, condos and townhome complex’s over many years to have people enjoy their yards.
If you have any questions regarding a "Wet yard" or "Sunken / cracked concrete" that you think may be from soil conditions, we would be happy to provide you with a free evaluation and estimate.