After a period of heavy rain, if your patio resembles a miniature swimming pool, you've got a problem on your hands. Water should not pool on your patio, as the issue is a sign of an underlying problem and a fast-tracked way to damage the patio's surface. Make sure you control drainage issues with your patio. Learn about some of the common reasons for drainage issues, and how you can correct them.
Common Drainage Causes
Water doesn't just pool on a patio. If there is water on your patio, there is a reason why.
Gutters help move water away from a house. However, if your drains are clogged, the water will pool on top of the channels and eventually spill over. If your patio happens to rest just against your house, the water will eventually settle on top of the surface. Gutters must be cleaned routinely to function correctly, so make sure you remove nests, leaves, and other debris that settle inside.
An incorrect lawn grade can also cause issues with pooling water. For instance, if your patio rests in the middle of your yard on a slant, the rainwater will roll onto the patio and eventually pool. Unabsorbed moisture from your sprinklers can cause the same issue. A patio should be installed with the grade of the lawn in mind.
Correcting Drain Issues
Fortunately, you do have some things you can do to repair your patio drainage issues.
If you're dealing with an issue, such as the grade issue mentioned above, it's not always practical to relocate your patio. However, you can install an in-slab drainage system. These systems are designed to create an outlet for the pooled water to flow into that helps redirect the water away from the patio.
If you're concerned about aesthetics, don't worry. There are plenty of landscaping options from which you can choose to mask these channels. However, keep in mind that this solution generally only works if your drainage issues are minor.
For the most long-term benefits, one of the best things you can do is to install a patio paver. Keep in mind, the process will involve the removal of your existing patio. But, if you have persistent issues with poling water, the process is worth it.
With this option, the upper surface of the patio is designed with tiny channels for moisture to flow through. The collected moisture then travels into a built-in layer that rests on the underside of the patio, known as the paver system and from there, the moisture seeps into the ground.
If you have concerns about pooling water on your patio, your yard, or any other area around your home, contact a drainage solutions professional. A professional will get to the bottom of the problem and help come up with a drainage solution to eliminate the issue.
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