Exterior Drainage

exterior drainage

Proper exterior drainage can help homeowners manage water around the outside of their property. Proper drainage is essential to prevent water damage. It can help protect your home’s foundation, landscaping, and outdoor structures like decks and patios.

Here are some key tips in creating a good exterior drainage system:

  • Install gutters – Gutters are an important part of any exterior drainage system. They collect rainwater from the roof and direct it away from the house. Be sure to clean out any debris that may accumulate in them throughout the year for optimal performance.
  • Grade gardens slopes away from the house – When planting landscaping features such as flower beds, trees or shrubs. Make sure they slope away from your house so that water drains away instead of pooling up around your foundation.
  • Install downspouts – Downspouts should be installed at the corners of the house to ensure proper water flow away from your property. If you have a lot of rainfall, consider adding extra downspouts or extending them further away from your home.
  • Create drainage ditches – Digging drainage ditches can help direct excess water from patios and sidewalks away from your house. This is so that it is not pooling near the foundation or flooding areas of your yard.
  • Add gravel for additional drainage – Gravel is an excellent material to use when creating a French drain in order to direct runoff away from problem spots in your yard. The gravel allows the water to flow freely and disperse into the soil away from your house.
  • Regular Cleaning – Clean garbage & debris (leaves etc) out of your window wells to help prevent clogging the drain and water damage to windows & interior.

be proactive

By following these Exterior Drainage Tips, you can help ensure that your home is protected from potential damage caused by excess water buildup. If you have any questions or need help with drainage solutions on your property, please contact a professional for assistance.

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