Common Drainage Problem Symptoms

Wet, soggy ground. Moisture-soaked ground is usually pretty easy to spot. This symptom often appears either in shady areas or in areas located directly between two adjacent homes in close proximity.

Puddles or standing water. Water should drain from all parts of your yard. If a puddle remains longer than 30 minutes after a rainstorm ends, you probably have a drainage issue.

Water flowing into the house. In some cases, a drainage problem results in water from the yard actually flowing into the home. The problem usually appears as either wet carpet or flooring around a door, or around the outer wall of the home.