Proper drainage and grading are the critical first steps in any major landscaping project. The clay soil and undulating terrain found in some parts of southeast Wisconsin require special care be taken in the grading process. If done correctly, water will drain away from the house or structure, greatly reducing the likelihood of future issues with water in a basement.
E.L.S. Landscaping employees have the expertise and certification to address drainage problems which may occur around existing homes in established yards. Often a landscaping solution utilizing catch basins, drainage pipes or other drainage products to move water in a different direction away from a house can be a much less expensive solution than protecting the house itself from the effects of moisture draining towards the foundation.