As the winter season approaches, a functional drainage system for your home is critical in protecting your home from water damage. Drainage issues can not only lead to water damage but can also lead to problems with your landscape. Without a working system, your quality of life will likely decrease. Below are a few telling signs that your home needs an upgraded drainage system.
You Begin To Notice Cracks Within Your Foundation
Minor cracks aren’t a problem, but noticing significant cracks can be problematic. These cracks are a direct result of a faulty drainage system. Inadequate drainage systems have the effect of causing substantial damage to the foundation of your home. This can also lead to cracking in your surrounding walkways. When water is allowed to drip or entirely spill from your downspouts onto the foundation of your home, the structural stability of the property as a whole is put in a potentially dangerous position.
Mold And Mildew Accumulation
Mildew or mold is a typical household problem that some homeowners face. This results from moisture growth, which a damaged drainage system might also cause. Mold and mildew are hazardous to your health, and they should be removed immediately once detected. A high-quality drainage system makes your home less likely to be damaged by mold and mildew.
Your Gutters Become Unstable
The gutters surrounding the perimeter of your home are a vital component of your drainage system. One easy sign to detect that your gutters cannot handle the water is that they are constantly overflowing. Removing leaves and cleaning your gutters before winter is critical, as debris can quickly lead to overflowing gutters.
You Notice A Spike In Your Water Bill
The cost of your water bill might be a good indicator of whether or not you need to replace your drainage system. Increases in monthly water costs are stressful enough without worrying about potential issues with your drainage system. You can also waste water if you deal with leaks within your system. Don’t just let your monthly costs keep going up; take action and reach out to the professionals at The Landscape Design Center.
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