The Importance of Proper Drainage
About this time of year the ground is thawing and the snow is melting. During these times Mother Nature plays a big role which can affect your home, driveway, patio along with other things. During the day the ground thaws, but when night arrives it gets cold enough to freeze again. When this happens things start moving due to the expansion of water creating ice. If your property is not graded appropriately and water is sitting along your foundation, this freezing can cause cracks and other issues with your basement walls. You always want to provide positive drainage away from your foundation allowing the water to drain properly. Sometimes there are cases where there is nowhere for the water to go. That’s when we have to get creative using specialized drainage systems to either hold the water or disperse it in other ways. It is always recommended to trench in your downspouts to ditch lines or other areas of your property that are further away from your house.
Please contact us if you think you may have a water problem, because it could just be a quick and simple regrade that will not only save your basement walls but will save you money by not allowing your sump pump to run as often.
10/1/2018 08:37:39 am
Very true! Drainage is hugely important!
7/1/2021 12:10:46 pm
I didn't know that the temperature changing could affect my landscaping so much just because of the ice! I am building a new home with my wife and we want to make sure that our landscaping will stay nice for a long time. I think we can help do this by making sure that our lawn has good drainage.
1/22/2022 05:07:24 am
I found it interesting when you said you should always provide good drainage away from your foundation to allow water to properly drain. I used to think differently about it not until you explained it briefly and it really got my attention. What you said about foundation drain was really interesting to me.
5/19/2022 02:25:34 am
Its interesting to know that an improper home drainage system could actually cause cracks and other issues with the basement. We're currently renovating our friend's house and we're thinking up of different ways of improving it. I heard having a foundation drainage sounds good so I'll suggest that to him.
8/25/2022 07:23:35 pm
I love that you talked about the importance of proper irrigation during the winter because it could freeze and provide problems. I remember when my uncle mentioned to me last night that he is planning to have a field tile installed on their farm to help their fields be more manageable during the winter, and he asked if I had any idea what would be the best option to do. I wanted to thank you for your explanation, I'll be sure to tell him that he should consult plumbing services as they can answer all his inquiries.
10/17/2022 08:47:02 am
Great article. We be sure to share with our staff.
10/26/2022 11:50:35 am
Thank you for your tips. This is really helpful!
1/17/2023 03:29:19 pm
Thanks for sharing this wonderful post!
3/13/2023 04:02:32 am
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3/31/2023 12:43:17 am
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4/4/2023 05:17:03 am
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4/27/2023 07:46:53 am
ELS Landscaping's blog post explains why and how proper drainage is critical for a healthy, beautiful outdoor landscape. Poor drainage can harm hardscaping, soil, and mold and mildew. Grading, drainage systems, and plant selection are then suggested for proper drainage. This post can help homeowners and landscape professionals improve their outside environments. Readers can keep their properties beautiful, functional, and drainage-free by following these advice.
5/31/2023 11:38:41 pm
I appreciate how you highlighted the role of professionals in designing and implementing proper drainage systems. Their expertise ensures that the drainage solution is tailored to the specific needs of the landscape, taking into account factors like soil composition, slope, and water flow patterns. Your recommendation to consult with a professional landscaper to assess the drainage requirements is a valuable piece of advice for homeowners looking to enhance their outdoor spaces.
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