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Dealing with Heavy Rains and Flooding in Spring

Managing Flooding with Heavy Rainfall with Expert Plumbing Solutions

April showers bring May flowers, but they can also bring unwanted flooding to your yard. Yard flooding can occur for various reasons, but improper landscape grading and pipe positioning often play significant roles. When your yard is not correctly graded, water can accumulate and lead to flooding, which may damage your property and outdoor living spaces.

Let’s dive into how yard flooding, landscape grading, pipe positioning, and sump pump maintenance all play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy, flood-free environment.

The Role of Landscape Grading

Landscape grading is essential in directing rainwater away from your home. A well-graded yard will slope away from your property, guiding excess water into the storm drains -- not into your basement or crawl space. If you notice pooling water or soggy ground, it’s time to reassess your yard’s grading.

Does Your Yard Slope Appropriately?

Evaluating the slope of your yard is crucial in preventing water accumulation. A yard that slopes towards the house can cause water to collect near your foundation, leading to potential leaks and structural issues. Our pros can analyze your yard’s slope and make the necessary recommendations.

The Importance of Sump Pumps in Preventing Basement Flooding

Sump pumps play an important role in preventing water damage during heavy rainfall, especially in areas prone to flooding. They are installed in the lowest part of a basement or crawlspace and are designed to keep the area dry by pumping out water that accumulates in the sump basin, preventing it from rising to a level where it can enter the living space.

Having a reliable sump pump system is crucial for several reasons:

  • Flood Prevention: During heavy rains, water can quickly accumulate and overwhelm your yard’s drainage system. A sump pump helps by actively removing water collected around your home’s foundation, preventing it from entering your basement or crawlspace.

  • Property Protection: By keeping the underground space dry, sump pumps protect the structural integrity of your home and prevent damage to the foundation, walls, and other structural components.
  • Mold and Mildew Prevention: Moisture accumulation can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, which can cause health issues and damage to building materials. Sump pumps help in maintaining a dry environment, discouraging mold growth.

Solutions with Atlas Butler

  • Replace Storm Drainage Piping: Upgrading or installing new pipes can enhance your yard’s drainage system, ensuring that water is efficiently carried away from your property.

  • Professional Sewer and Drain Cleaning: Whether it’s a minor blockage or a more complex drainage problem that needs new equipment installed, we specialize in drain cleaning and repairs with hydro jetting, rootering, cabling, descaling, pipe relining, excavation, trenchless pipe repair, and storm drainage piping replacement.

  • Sump Pump Installation: We will install new equipment or replace or repair any faulty sump pumps to ensure that your basement and personal belongings stay dry and protected during heavy rainfall. We recommend opting for sump pumps with battery backups to ensure continuous operation even during power outages, providing uninterrupted protection against flooding.

Atlas Butler Has You Covered

Heavy rainfall doesn’t have to lead to yard flooding. With the right landscape grading, sump pump maintenance, and professional plumbing solutions from Atlas Butler, you can enjoy peace of mind regardless of the weather.

Call Atlas Butler 24/7 at 1-800-FURNACE to speak with a representative, or visit to schedule your sump pump maintenance/installation or spring maintenance check.

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