When we think of our homes, we think of a place we can always rely on. Keeping every system maintained so the integrity of your home is also maintained is an important part of homeownership. Sometimes it can be an involved process but other times, it just requires a bit of knowledge and the right professional to step in where needed. In the case of installing a drainage system in your home, it’s an important part of keeping moisture away and protecting your home. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should consider installing a drainage system at home.
Keep Your Landscape Healthy
Letting water stagnate in your yard or garden can end up hurting any trees, grass, or flowers that are on your property. Too much exposure to water will end up killing most plant life. Excessive moisture can sometimes attract vermin and insects as well, which bring their own host of diseases and other issues. Soil erosion, dry patches, and puddles can all be a part of a landscape that’s in desperate need of a drainage system as well, which can make your yard look unattractive.
Protecting Your Foundation
A home without a solid foundation is presented with all kinds of structural problems. Your home’s foundation is, well, foundational—everything else quite literally sits on top of it. Improper drainage can put your home’s foundation at risk. Stormwater that isn’t diverted away from your property could end up destabilizing your foundation by filling it with moisture that leads to leaks, mildew, wood rot, termites, and more. Make sure you fix your drainage issues as soon as possible, especially if there’s an upcoming freeze-thaw cycle.
Make Good Use of Water
Regardless of where you live, you’re going to eventually get some rainwater, there’s no way around it. However, you can rethink how you’re using it. Many people these days are opting for more conservation efforts, collecting their rainwater and using it to water plants, make a birdbath, or if you install a drainage system with a good enough filter, you can even use it for drinking.
Safety and Cleanliness
A few more practical matters that tie into one another: safety and cleanliness. It doesn’t look good when you drag dirt into your home, which puddles can cause more of. However, those puddles are also a safety hazard. Someone could end up slipping and hurting themselves especially when it begins to get cold outside. You could be liable for someone being injured on your property.
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