Although rainfall may drain away promptly, there are many properties that have poor property drainage that can jeopardize their homes or businesses. If you have any soggy damp or mildewed areas, there are drainage solutions. Poor property drainage can damage properties quickly and it’s crucial to act quick.
Is Your Property Draining Properly?
Alarming signs to look for would be puddles forming , tel-tale line of muddy slit on the building, buckled asphalt or dampness or mildew odor. When all goes well a property will flush excess rainwater through the public sewers. And your parking lots, walkways and basement would be nice and dry. However if you see any of the tel-tale signs your building may have settled over time and the ground settles with it. That may cause a problem.
Drainage Danger Signs
If your property has drainage problems, drainage contractors will spot them right away…
- Slow drain – If your drain begins draining slowly this may lead to problems.
- Bad odors – No one wants a smelly drain.
- Water Stains – Water stains in the basement.
- Muddy Lawn – Muddy tracks after cutting the grass and it hasn’t rained recently.
- Water in Asphalt – Water oozing up through cracks in the asphalt.
- Concrete Damage – In the winter you will notice frost buckling your concrete as expanding frozen water is trapped underneath.
Why Drainage Matters
One of the first and most important things you look for when reviewing plans is the direction water is going and if it is in danger of entering a building. Get the water as far from your property as possible and save yourself a future headache. Excess water can cause serious damage to a building’s foundation and erode and crack sidewalks, driveways, and retaining walls. Damp conditions cause mold and mildew. Excess water can be a safety issue. Visitors or customers can trip on damaged concrete or asphalt and wadding through puddles will not be a pleasant experience for anyone coming into your home or business.
- Surface Drainage System – Surface drainage is very useful in removing and controlling excess water from land as quickly as possible. It can be used in different drainage needs… yard drainage, lawn drainage, landscape drainage, garden drainage or backyard drainage.
- Downspout Drain – A downspout drain is a pipe that is for carrying rainwater right from a rain gutter. All drainage systems for buildings should include a downspout.
- French Drains – A French drain is a part of landscape drainage solutions. It is a trench containing a perforated drainage pipe that redirects water (groundwater and surface water) away from an area.
- Regrading – Regrading low spots so water flows away from buildings.
- Ponds – A retention or detention pond to collect excess water then release it slowly.
- Rainwater Systems – Rainwater harvesting systems that capture excess water for reuse.
Plan ahead for your drainage issues and you’ll avoid costly repairs, insurance headaches and stress. Professional Landscaping contractors can correct your drainage problem.
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