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Yard Drainage in Chicago, IL

Sitting Water Can Be a Major Hazard

Standing water in divots or cavities of your yard can cause major problems, such as killing your grass and ruining your plants and fences. Yard drainage in Chicago and Arlington Heights prevents the damaging and overlooked problems many homeowners face on a regular basis. Don’t let potential problems slide long enough that they become the reason you need emergency repairs at a later date. Get the facts now and save yourself time and money in the long run!

When do I need to consider using yard drains in Chicago?

Yard drainage or piping should be considered whenever water begins to accumulate in the back or front yard of a house. This can happen because of the shape or slope of the yard, excessive rain or roof drainage, or a temperamental sump pump that has developed problems with normal drainage.

Why is yard drainage in Chicago important to take care of?

Excess standing water in your yard can cause serious damage to the foundation of the house. The water tends to enter hairline fractures in the cement of the foundation and cause immense pressure over time, widening and deepening the cracks. This becomes a noticeable problem when the basement floods, electricity circuits are disrupted, or cracks in external siding and stone become visible.

What if I already have underground extensions?

Some facts about underground extensions: Most contractors use ABS flexible piping for underground lines. The biggest problem is, when this type of piping becomes compromised, it typically can’t be cleaned or maintained. Safeguard only uses rigid PVC piping, which will facilitate underground water movement for years. If you thought your Chicago yard drainage was already taken care of by another company, but you are now having problems, it’s time to give us a call.

How to Fix a Drainage Problem in the Backyard

There are several potential solutions to drainage issues depending on the nature of the problem. If water is collecting in a low-lying area of your yard, a yard basin and underground pipe line will help. If you need to protect your basement and foundation, installing a french drain will divert water away.

Whether you are in need of a bubbler pot, yard basin, a debris filter, or if you’re not sure what you need to remedy your yard drainage problems, call Safeguard Waterproofing to restore and protect your home and yard from further water damage. Your lawn, piping, and wallet will thank you for taking extra precautions.


Debris Filters—For down spout extensions help keep debris from entering the underground line.

Drain connection

Freeze Stop—Allows your sump pump to discharge even when your underground becomes frozen.

Green pipe

Yard Drainage—Underground lines made of PVC pipes carry the water from a specific location to the discharge point.

Drain with vent

Inspection Ports—Allows for easy access to the underground line in the rare case maintenance is needed.

flow wells

Flow Wells—When you have multiple underground discharge lines going to one area, this will allow the water to dissipate into the ground more easily.

Green bubbler pot

Bubbler Pot—It’s saucer type top pops up when water pressure builds up in the underground line, and closes when pressure drops.


Yard Basins—Help collect water from specific areas and direct it into the underground line.

Don't do it twice. Do it right. Make an appointment with Safeguard Waterproofing - Ram Jack Illinois to learn about specific services we offer or start by calling (847) 603-4048.

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