Whether you live in an area that is known for a lot of moisture throughout the year, or you encounter a few crazy rain or snowstorms a year, one thing is of major concern to you: your property. You want to make sure that storm and other water runoff successfully leaves your property so that you can keep your home's foundation sound and prevent flooding or land erosion.
Here are four ways you can help prevent damage caused by water runoff on your property. Your contractor can assist you in making your home more protected against the elements.
1. Add an Underground Drain
Your gutter pours water into your drain pipe, which then deposits the water onto your lawn. To protect your lawn and prevent the moisture from seeping into the higher levels of your soil (which can cause the layers to over-fill and backlog towards your home and lead to flooding), consider digging a drain underground. This is also known as a French drain.
Have your contractor dig a trench a few feet deep in your front and back yards where a drain pipe will be submerged. At the end of the drain pipe will be a deep hole with plenty of space to absorb water runoff all at once. This drain pipe connects to your exterior home pipe and works to keep excess water flow from saturating your lawn in its less-dense layers, which can help protect your home and land from flooding.
2. Install a Retaining Wall
If your home is located on a slope or you have a large backyard that experiences ample rainfall and water runoff yearly, a retaining wall is a wise addition to your property. Not only does a retaining wall look attractive and add dimension to your yard, it also helps prevent erosion by blocking soil and wet landscape areas from sliding down your yard.
Talk to your contractor link to about how high or deep a retaining wall should be on your lawn to be best effective at protecting your landscape against water runoff damage.
3. Install a Dry Well
A dry well is a hole in the ground that is not filled with anything. Rather, it has the sole purpose of giving water runoff a place to go, and as a bonus, the water collected can be re-purposed for later use. A dry well can be several feet deep and wide or designed much smaller and can have a grate or other cover placed on it during dry seasons so you can prevent someone accidentally falling into it.
A dry well should be located on a part of your landscape where water collects the most. Your contractor will want to take measurements of your landscape's slope so they can help you choose the location for your dry well that will allow the most water to be removed from your property's soil.
4. Install New Gutters
Sometimes a simple upgrade is all you need to help protect your home against potentially damaging water runoff. Consider upgrading to new rain gutters with a seamless design that can help prevent blockage and debris from forming to keep water flow consistent. Your contractor can help you choose new rain gutters that will meet your budget and your personal style best.
Keeping your home safe against water damage is a primary concern of yours, especially if you live in an area that receives a lot of moisture. Talk to your contractor about ways you can manage runoff so your property and home's foundation is safe. Our team of renovation experts at Construction Remediation Solutions Link to contact us page are happy to assist you. We also offer 24-hour emergency services.