Welcoming Spring – Looking at drainage

If “April showers bring May flowers” then we should be expecting a bloom filled May here in the Capital Region.

 

If your yard looks like this, call a professional.

Until then it’s time to shift focus to the foundation of your home and the land around it. What we’ll be looking for is any potential drainage issues near the footprint of your house.

Gradually the ground around your home may become impacted, or erode away over time. Inspecting the grade of the land around your home on a regular basis can save you a whole lot of headaches and money in the long run.

If you notice any areas that allow water to pool near the foundation of your house take note. Small spots are easy enough for most home owners to fill in with topsoil and tamp down the new soil by hand, no need for expensive machinery.

Larger depressed areas around your home’s foundation may require professionals to take care of the job and fix any underlying drainage issues.

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