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Top Tips To Overcoming Flooding Problems With Your Lawn

Mar 1, 2008
For those that reside in areas with drought problems, having a lawn that gets enough water can be their biggest obstacle when it comes to getting the lush, green lawn of their dreams. For anyone who lives in areas where there might be very much rain and snow, the issue will be exactly the opposite. Although a dusty, burnt yard might not be very pleasant to own, neither is a yard that is always constantly soggy and mushy.

When a house has inadequate landscaping and you reside in a damp area, it could wreak havoc with your lawn. Water might stand for days at a time if you have some heavy rains. When the water is continually standing near your house, this can be an even bigger and more serious problem. When water is allowed to stand close to the base of the house, it may eventually create leaking in a foundation. This will permit water to gather underneath a house where the crawl space is or it will create leaking or flooding in your basement.

Basement and crawlspace floods may sometimes be resolved if the landscaping and drainage in the lawn is done correctly. Gutters may be one of the most effective remedies to help cut down the amount of water that might gather too close to a residence foundation. Keeping gutters in good condition is a must. It helps the water that comes off of your roof go in the correct direction, away from the foundation, this is what they are designed to do.

Even with proper gutter installation and maintenance, if the ground close to your residence foundation slopes downward toward the home, water will still gather and stand there. The slant of your yard must be higher close to the base of your residence foundation and gradually run downwards. This permits water to go away from the residence on all sides.

If the lawn is apt to gather water to close to the residence, you need to either fix the situation yourself or engage a yard landscaper to correct it for you. Not only can you have a more pleasant yard to walk on, less issues with aggravating insects such as mosquitoes, but you will be safe guarding your house foundation and stopping possible structural destruction as well.

Structural destruction to a house foundation is in large caused by water problems. Making sure your landscaping is sloped adequately could save you thousands of dollars in expensive renovations to the home later. Structural devastation to a residence will definitely destroy its worth.
About the Author
Jim Corkern is a writer and promoter of
Seattle Water Damage Restoration and
Detroit water Damage Restoration Which are Certified IICRC Water damage and mold remediation contractors.
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