A good home rests on a good foundation because that substructure plays a crucial role in maintaining the strength of the property. However, a good foundation needs to be taken care of. One of the biggest problems in this area is a basement that floods, which can do more than just damage your stuff. It could also weaken your foundation. A good drainage system for your home is essential for protecting your property.
Prevent Water Accumulation
There are lots of reasons we don’t want standing water around our properties. For starters, standing water can turn stagnant and gross. For many, this is enough of a reason to avoid it. However, it is also the perfect breeding ground for mosquitos – if you have standing water on your property, you’re more likely to have a mosquito infestation in your yard. The primary purpose of a drainage system is to prevent water from accumulating somewhere. This could be in the yard surrounding your house, or in your basement. Either way, you don’t want water just sitting around. A drainage system will divert the water away from your yard and property. Installation of a drainage system should also divert some if not all of the water away from your foundation, so you no longer have as much wetness in the basement.
Reduce Soil Erosion
If water accumulates in your yard, it can do serious damage to your lawn and landscaping. Sitting water can loosen and eventually wash away topsoil. It can also kill your plants and trees if the flooding occurs around them. An effective drainage solution will divert the excess water from your landscaping without harming the moisture balance needed for your plants to thrive.
Improve Living Conditions
While any drainage system is going to need some maintenance, a good one will do the heavy lifting of dealing with excess water during storms. And if you are used to bailing out your basement every time it rains, this should be music to your ears. Cleaning the drainage system to make sure it doesn’t get clogged or backed up is a lot better than cleaning out a basement that flooded yet again.
Let Michael Bryan Landscapes Design Your Drainage System
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