When homes are built the standard developmental process includes site grading and a stripping of topsoil. Through the grading process heavy equipment is used resulting in severe compaction of the soil. This compaction will increase the runoff of rainwater from your property, picking up any pollutants in your yard along the way. The runoff then enters storm drains on the street and gets sent untreated to local creeks and streams.
There are several things a homeowner can do to reverse compaction and prevent runoff pollution see below…