What is a drainage swale and how can I make sure I don't have flooding in my yard? Here we define a swale and discuss how they come about. We also discuss what an owner builder needs to do to make certain there are no problems with a swale on a new home build. The swale is crucial to a properly draining lot and the design and installation must be coordinated with the appropriate people.
We also show you a 3D model of how a horseshoe swale works and what a homeowner can do to make certain it continues to work properly. And finally, we talk about how the grading of the swale on your property can help keep moisture out of your basement.
The swale is a key element to a properly drained yard and a dry basement.