Exterior drainage issues, such as a yard that floods often or a downspout that doesn’t direct the water away from your property, can saturate your soil, leading to poor growth for grass and plants. This not only harms the health of your yard but can impact the overall value of your property as well.
Interior drainage issues on the other hand are often caused by corroded or damaged pipes that are leaking water into your walls and foundation. These leaks often result in water damage and rot to cabinets and baseboards and can provide the moisture needed for mold to form.
In both cases, hiring a professional to fix your drainage system is recommended for a number of reasons. First, while the DIY model is great for most areas, when it comes to drainage systems, it is very easy to accidentally cause additional damage when trying to do anything beyond the basics. You’ll also want to be sure the materials you are using are up to code and right for the specific water pressure in your area. With regards to external drainage, residential codes need to be taken into account, as well as utilities and gas lines that may be buried on your property. If external drains aren’t implemented properly, it can cause damage to your lawn and cause landscaping issues to occur.
Whenever you notice a drainage issue occurring in your house, it’s important to address it quickly to fix the problem and ensure it does not extend to other areas of your drainage system. That’s why we at All Seasons Earthworks perform on-site consultations to ensure that the full scope of the drainage issue is captured, allowing us to provide you with the most relevant options on how to resolve the issue and prevent future problems from occurring. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation with our team.