Would you benefit from having a landscape drainage system installed on your Rockville MD property? The short answer is, possibly. When it rains, do you have any water pooling up, anywhere on your property? If so, then that possibly becomes a yes!
Drainage issues are a surprisingly common problem, and even worse, it’s not the kind of issue you normally have any way of finding out about until you’ve lived in your home for a while. After all, unless your realtor took you to see your current home on a rainy day, how would you know? But of course, once you signed on the dotted line and got your stuff moved in, if there were any drainage problems, you found out after the first bad thunderstorm.
The severity of the issue depends in large part on exactly where the water is pooling. If it’s quite a distance from your house, then it’s definitely an eyesore and an inconvenience, and depending on how bad the problem is, those pools of standing water might serve as a breeding ground for mosquitoes, but it’s something that at least some people can live with.
On the other hand, if you’ve got water pooling up very near your home, that’s a big problem. If you don’t take action in the fairly near term, that standing water could cause serious damage to the foundation of your home. Nobody wants to deal with that.
Even so, before you crack open your savings account or break out the credit card to have a landscape drainage system for your Rockville MD property put in place, it pays to press pause and look at the bigger picture.
Do you have any other landscaping you’d like to do? Most people have at least a few improvements they’d like to make on that front. If you do, we recommend taking the time to sit down and create a master landscape design document. Don’t let the formal sounding name intimidate you. At the root, it’s just a document used to capture all of your landscaping wishes, goals and dreams under a single umbrella.
It might be tempting to see this as nothing more than a landscaping to-do list, but it’s actually much more than that because it affords you the opportunity to gain some valuable insights, including things like:
- Spotting massive landscaping projects that would break your budget if you attempted to do them all in one go – this gives you the opportunity to find ways of splitting the biggest projects into smaller component parts. Doing that allows you to make consistent progress toward your landscaping goals.
- Identifying projects that depend on the completion of other projects and ordering them appropriately. For instance, if you decide that you want or need a retaining wall as part of the landscape drainage system on your Rockville MD property, and you want to plant on the new terrace the wall will create, then obviously the wall has to come first. No wall, no terrace, no planting.
- Being able to take a look at the big picture and get a sense for how all of your landscaping projects hang together. That’s critical in terms of ensuring that the pieces all work to create an aesthetically pleasing whole.
In addition to that of course, having the list handy also allows you to figure out where it makes the most sense to have the landscape drainage system for your Rockville MD designed and put into place and how it fits into the list as a whole.
We can’t really talk about drainage though, without at least giving a mention to the trusty retaining wall. They’re designed with robust drainage systems woven in, and do a great job at holding back earth and water and preventing erosion.
If you decide you’d like to work with us, the first thing we’ll do is send one of our experienced estimators out to survey and assess your situation so we can make a professional recommendation. We won’t know if some type of retaining wall is a good solution to your drainage issues until we’ve had a chance to have a look for ourselves.
Once we’ve done that, we’ll give you that recommendation along with a free, no obligation estimate so you’ll have a clear understanding of what it will take to put your drainage issues behind you for good. Then, assuming you’re comfortable with our estimate, we’ll get to work!
You can even call us before you’re ready to begin any landscaping work if you need a hand putting your master landscape design document together. We’ll be happy to help you map out your vision and organize your list. We may even be able to recommend some lower-cost alternatives that will accomplish some of the same things you want to achieve but at a price that won’t be quite as much of a strain on your budget.
If some type of retaining wall would be a good fit in terms of helping you solve the drainage issues you’re having, we’ll recommend the type we think will be best suited to the job. Yes, you read that correctly. There are several different types of retaining walls.
Not to worry, when we get to that point, we’ll explain the pros and cons associated with the various options on that front and help you settle on something that will get the job done at a price you can afford. If that sounds good to you, give our office a call today!