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The Dos and Don'ts of Proper Residential Drainage

Last updated 5 years ago

When it comes to residential drainage systems, proper design is critical. Even if you have the latest equipment, your drainage system will do little to protect your home without the right approach. Here are some of the dos and don’ts of residential drainage to keep your home safe:

Roof Drainage

Because of its surface area, your roof can take on a massive amount of water even during a relatively minor rainstorm. Without proper drainage, all of this water simply runs off and lands around your home. Over time, this water will build up around your home and eventually seep into the walls. Furthermore, when do you have a gutter system, it is imperative to ensure that it is maintained properly. For example, keeping your gutter system free of leaves and foliage can help ensure proper drainage. Finally, when installing or designing a roof drainage system, you should always make sure that the water is being drained away from your home. If, for example, the water that exits your drainage system simply flows back towards your home, your gutters will not protect your home from water damage.

Landscape Design

One of the best lines of defense against water damage is proper landscaping. Because the soil around your home’s foundation can sink over time, water often tends to flow towards your home. As the water settles into the soil, it can seep through leaks in your home’s foundation. In order to prevent this from happening, make sure that the soil adjacent to your home’s foundation gently slopes down from your home. This will help to naturally drain water away from your foundation.

Understanding the proper method of residential drainage can help you keep your foundation safe and prevent expensive repairs down the road. If you want to learn more about the dos and don’ts of residential drainage, call Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. at (972) 484-1200. We are the area’s most trusted drainage repair and correction specialists.


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