Annandale, Virginia (webnewswire) September 5, 2019 – Dirt Connections, a Northern Virginia land grading contractor, recently released a step-by-step guide discussing how to fix water drainage problems in your yard. Fixing water drainage will prevent future problems in your yard and save you money in the long term.

Water drainage is due to a number of factors that can cause flooding that may lead to damage of your property. Homeowners cannot predict the weather, therefore, a period of time where there were too many rain events at once or there is a lack of pitch in your yard to route the water away from your house may be the main cause for water drainage issues.

In order to prevent water drainage problems in your yard, there are essential steps to follow in order to prevent larger issues sprouting. The first step to prevention is to have your yard properly graded. This starts with doing planning and surveying of your yard by walking around it to analyze where it slopes, and marking the high and low points of the slopes. This will allow you to see the slope to properly assess how much grading is needed by calculating the rise and run. Ordering the right amount of soil to assist this process is the next step, which can be delivered right to you. Dump this soil starting at the lowest point of the slope to the highest, ultimately to alter the slope. Make sure to smooth out and fill the area compactly so you can then lay a piece of plywood down to make sure the soil will not settle in the future. Replanting new grass will be the last part of the process to boost your yard’s outer appearance.

Land grading is an essential process when fixing current and future water drainage issues along with fill dirt. Fill dirt contains no organic matter, allowing it to settle less over time and create a strong foundation to prevent water drainage that could damage your property. Dirt Connections provides free consultations and free fill dirt deliveries to make your project as easy as possible. Speak to a Northern VA land grading contractor for more information about land grading and fill dirt, or to receive help with your yard project. Dirt Connections will also remove any excess dirt once the project is complete. Contact Dirt Connections online at or by phone at 703-940-9949. The firm is headquartered at 11325 Random Hills Road, Suite 360-A211, Fairfax, VA 22030.