Cincinnati often experiences heavy rains in the Springtime. Proper drainage of your lot will help reduce or eliminate flooding.
Almost every year in March snow and ice finally subside and the Ohio River typically sees some amount of flooding. The spring time can be a particularly wet season. This can spell trouble for homes and businesses around the Tri-state that do not have the proper grading around your home or business.
At Upscale Lawn Care we take special care on new properties to properly grade away from foundations. We typically use a 90 degree angle with 6-10 inches of grade about ten feet away from the home. That’s the industry standard.
Several drainage options are available if the proper grading can’t be met, or in certain circumstances. Drainage pipe, window well drains, and trench drains may be used to help move water away from the property. Downspouts are important to maintain as well. But we prefer to choose proper landscape grading as the first option.
If you experience basement flooding, standing water in your yard, or other grading and drainage issues please get in touch.