Remembering The Importance of Drainage

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With all of the nasty weather that’s plagued the southern regions in the past few months, it’s important to know the importance of drainage. Many home owners may sleep soundly thinking that their outdoor landscape is up-to-date on its drainage system but should they be as confident as they are? It’s unfortunate but true that many homeowners don’t even realize their drainage system may be faulty and that can lead to thousands of dollars in landscape repairs. The damage effect of having an out-of-date drainage system works similarly to dominoes in that one problem often causes another and then another and before the homeowner realizes they have an outstanding amount of impairment throughout their property. Here are just some of the many reasons you should make sure your outdoor drainage system is fool proof.
  1. If you have a faulty drainage system, you run the risk of ruining your foundation. If water does not have a proper place to evacuate, it will often run to the lowest area possible which is often your home. If you do not properly drain the water that collects in your outdoor landscape then your home’s will be the first one to suffer and will become unsafe.
  2. Mold. Nothing ruins a party better than mold and mildew build up. Mold can cause problems to your foundation, your home’s internal structure, and can even cause health problems for you and your family.
  3. Many homeowners don’t realize that the reason they have bugs around their house is due to an excess in moisture. Lots of our cephalopodic friends are attracted to moisture and that can lead to creatures such as termites moving into your home.
  4. While most of the time water will flow to the lowest natural spot, it is not rare for the collected moisture to remain stagnant in one specific area. This can cause mild flooding and severe damage to your outdoor landscape.
Whether you want to prevent these problems from occurring or if they’ve already occurred and you want to prevent it from happening again, the first step is to make sure that you either already have a stable drainage system or make sure that you’re on the right path to getting a stable drainage system. Our team at Outdoor Makeover and Construction is highly trained to bring you the best outdoor drainage system possible so that you can rest easy knowing your home is safe.


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