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The Way Your Lawn Drains Can Effect Your Home

Mar 16, 2008
For those that may live in areas with drought problems, giving your lawn enough water might be their most difficult issue when it comes to achieving the green, green grass of home. For those who reside in climates where there is an over abundance of rain and snow, the problem might be exactly the opposite. Even though a dried up, brown yard might not be attractive to own, neither is a lawn that stays forever soaked in water and is muddy.

When the lawn has bad landscaping and you reside in a damp area, it will wreak havoc on a yard. Water may stand for a number of days at a time after a heavy rain. When the water is always standing close to the home, this will be an even bigger and more devastating situation. If water is permitted to stand close to the base of the home, it could inevitably induce leaking in a foundation. This may allow water to gather underneath the residence where the crawl space is or it might allow leaking or flooding in your basement.

Basement or crawlspace flooding can usually be fixed if the landscaping and drainage in your yard is done the right way. Gutters can be one of the most effective answers to help lower the amount of water that may accumulate too near to the house foundation. Keeping gutters in good repair is vital. It keeps the water that comes off of the house top headed in the appropriate direction away from a foundation and this is what they were made to do.

Even with proper gutter installation and maintenance, if the ground close to a house foundation slopes downward toward the home, water will always accumulate and puddle there. The slant of the lawn should be higher near the base of your residence foundation and gradually run downhill. This permits water to flow away from your house on all sides.

When the lawn is likely to accumulate water to near the home, you should either fix the problem yourself or get a lawn care expert to correct it for you. Not only can you have a nicer lawn to walk on, fewer incidents with annoying insects such as mosquitoes, but you will be protecting your house foundation and preventing possible structural destruction also.

Structural harm to a home foundation is in large because of water damage. Being sure your landscaping is done the right way should save you thousands of dollars in expensive renovations to the house later. Structural damage to a house can positively bring down its worth.
About the Author
Dror Klar is a writer and promoter of quality
St.Louis Water Damage Restoration and
Toronto water damage restoration companies.
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