Standing water anywhere on your property can be problematic as it may cause internal moisture intrusion and damage to your property. It can also attract pests and ruin your lawn and landscaping.

Standing water may be a sign of other larger problems that could lead to foundation degradation and wood rot. The accumulation of water can also trigger mold and mildew growth in your basement or crawl space, which can further impact the structural integrity of your home and may even cause indoor air quality issues throughout the household.

Other Common Symptoms

  • Compact soil and subsoil
  • Poor land grading
  • Faulty gutters
  • A high water table
  • Cracks or damage to foundation walls
  • Foundation settlement
  • Mold and mildew growth

Root Causes of Standing Water in the Yard or Driveway

  • Surface water problems: Standing water in your yard or driveway is almost always associated with surface water problems. Whether it’s soil that’s too compact and holding excessive water, problems with land grading or faulty gutters, water pooling anywhere in the yard is a problem. A high water table can also present challenges.
  • Subsurface groundwater: Water will eventually drain, but if it’s pooling too close to the foundation, it’s likely to end up in the basement or crawlspace and potentially even aid in the formation of cracks in the walls due to the pressure it exerts on the foundation.

If you’re experiencing any of these concerns, schedule a free consultation to discover how you can eliminate these issues for good.

Permanent Solutions for

Standing Water in the Yard or Driveway

Yard drainage solutions

There are a number of yard drainage solutions that can be implemented to resolve surface water issues. From downspout extenders that push water from the gutter system further away from the foundation to French drains...



If you’re experiencing standing water in your yard after any type of rainfall, have the problem addressed as soon as possible. Standing water in your yard isn’t just likely to damage your lawn and landscaping, but it can place pressure on your foundation, causing cracks and damage to your basement or crawlspace walls, thereby making it more likely that you’ll experience water damage in these spaces when water from your yard does drain. This can lead to even more costly damage and repair.

Contact Moisture Loc today to assess any problems with standing water in your yard and implement a permanent fix. We offer free consultations to help find the right solution for your yard.

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