Rain is a good thing, unless you have a poor drainage system. Drainage problems can do a lot of damage to your property. It’s important to look out for signs of drainage issues like pooling water or basement flooding. Luckily, there are multiple solutions to help correct these issues. Let’s go over what a poor drainage system can do to your property and what solutions can fix it.
Consequences of Drainage Problems
The sooner you can catch a drainage issue, the sooner you can correct it. Signs of a poor drainage system can include pooling water, basement flooding, and soil erosion. These problems can cause damage to your property. Pooling water can kill your grass and attract pests. Basement flooding can cause damage to your floor and walls. It can also ruin any property that is kept in your basement. Soil erosion can hurt your lawn and plants. It can also create an improper slope that leads to more issues. Drainage problems weaken the foundation of your home. Contact a professional landscaping company to assess damage and come up with a solution that works for your property.
There are several solutions to help with poor drainage. Some of these options include downspout extensions, French drains, and grading. A downspout extension allows water from your gutter to flow away from your property’s foundation. A French drain is a trench lined with landscape fabric, gravel, and a perforated pipe covered in an additional layer of fabric. The trench also has a few inches of soil and the original sod on top of it. A French drain allows the water to absorb more quickly and disperse throughout the area. Grading changes the slope of your property so water flows away from your foundation. Contact a professional landscaping company to design a custom drainage system for your home.
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