Plain and simple, your yard will be affected in some ways. Heavy machinery is used in the drilling process, which can leave tire tracks. Nature plays a large role in determining if your yard will sustain damage, and to what extent. Water and runoff can create muddy conditions which make for messier drilling and digging, creating deeper tire tracks. When the ground is dry, your yard is less likely to be affected by the heavy equipment moving atop it.
While there will be some negative effects to your yard no matter what, Smith Sustainable Design can help keep damage at a minimum. Our experts have a great deal of experience installing geothermal heating systems in all conditions, and can assess the condition of your soil, and consider the design of your geothermal heating system to keep yard damage under wraps.
While nature can be uncontrollable, the design and location of your geothermal heating system is something we can control. The design and location of your earth loop will give you an idea of how your yard will be affected. Horizontal loop designs often result in more damage to the yard’s surface because of how the system needs to be laid out. Regardless of the design of your system, digging is still required to lay all earth loops.
When considering geothermal heating systems, we encourage our customers to look at the end results. The effects to your yard are only temporary, while your geothermal heating system will last long after the grass has grown back. At Smith Sustainable Design, we take great care to minimalize the effects to your yard, and can work with you to avoid the important areas which you want to protect. Your geothermal heating system will provide many years of efficient and environmentally friendly heating and cooling for your home, hopefully making up for any landscaping issues caused by installation.