You may not have control over when it rains or how much it rains, but there are things you can do to lessen the impact that rainwater has on your property. Without proper drainage, water can collect in your yard creating structural issues to your home, damage to plants and flowers, an increase in bugs and a messy, swampy mess. Signs that you may have poor drainage are:
Water in the basement
Mosquitoes breeding in puddling water
Dead grass, trees and plants suffocating/drowning
Ice building up on walkways and patios in the winter
Let’s discuss seven of the most common property drainage problems and what you can do to resolve them.
Gutters and downspouts are essential parts of a home’s exterior, but if they aren’t installed or maintained properly, they can cause problems. The most common hurdle is when the gutters overflow or when leader pipes are not directing water away from the home. Instead, runoff will pool around the foundation of the home and cause both landscape and structural problems. Read about the 10 Signs It’s Time To Hire A Plumber for your drainage issues.
To fix, make sure all downspouts are pointed away from the home and that they lead far enough away from the dwelling. Connect these spouts to a drainage system if necessary to carry the water even further.