Bad drainage on properties leaves tell tale signs. Grass is pushed downward and thinned
out. Debris is left at the high water
mark on fences and foundations. Ruts are
formed in flow paths where a yard should be filled with grass.
During a rainstorm, you can see the water flowing and even
measure its height. Most builders will
tell you that it was just a big storm and not to worry about it. What they don?t tell you is that a concrete
slab foundation is not meant to have water flowing into it at any point. That water could lead to serious foundation
damage and interior signs of foundation stress.
I had a case in Tarrant County where the lawyers for Lennar
Homes claimed that the erosion of the soil around the slab was caused by dogs
digging. It was ludicrous, but Lennar
Homes never retracted their analysis. Instead,
they chose to assert an absurd position just to avoid responsibility.
If you think you have bad drainage, contact an engineer or
landscape architect to evaluate the problem and give you an estimate on a
repair to protect your land and your home.