Subsurface drainage systems are a great way to get rid of water accumulation and while there are many benefits, there are some disadvantages too.
Let’s have a look at the pros and cons of subsurface drainage systems.
Advantages/Benefits/Pros Of Subsurface Drainage Systems:
- Prevents water overflow
Subsurface drainage systems work by directing water away from your property to prevent flooding. Too much water in your garden will, no doubt, kill your plants. It can also lead to the collection of stagnant water, which is mosquito breeding ground
- Decreases possibility of toxic materials
There’s a danger of toxic contamination whenever a flood occurs. If you have a sub drainage system installed, it will enable you to get rid of excess water and reduce the likelihood of contaminating your water supply.
- Reduces soil erosion
Passive water accumulation can make soil muddy over time, which can cause the soil to erode. Subsurface drainage systems reduce the chance of soil erosion in your garden by maintaining balanced moisture.
Disadvantages/Cons/Drawbacks Of Subsurface Drainage Systems:
- It can be expensive to install and maintain
Subsurface drainage systems can be costly to install. Additionally, it will need to be maintained on a regular basis to ensure it functions correctly. Make sure you check for blockages and debris that may be obstructing the flow of water regularly.
- Can contaminate bodies of water
If not well maintained, subsurface drainage systems can contribute to contamination issues. It can channel nitrate directly into large bodies of water close to you such as rivers and lakes.
If you find it challenging to get rid of the water that accumulates in your garden or around your home, then maybe you should consider investing in a subsurface drainage system.