When it rains, it pours but most of the time it doesn’t drain properly. And when it doesn’t, homeowners get a muddy and messy outdoors. In this article, we’ll give you tips on how to best waterproof your outdoors and avoid getting a swamp in your lawn!
Make sure there is a running drainage system around your home’s perimeter.
Directing excess rainwater away from your yard and lawn to an efficient waterway which works for your home. From having a yard to a roof system which redirects water from your gutters away from your house structure.
Regularly check and maintain your water pathways.
If you already have a drainage system in place, you must set a regular schedule to check whether your system isn’t clogged. From critters which create a home in it to tree leaves and other possible clogging materials brought by the wind, regularly check and clean up so that when the rains come in, you’re sure your water won’t end up stuck in the pathways with nowhere to go but up!
Basements needs a properly working drainage system.
When you have one, this usually ends up as a catch basin for rainwater. If you don’t want a muddy indoor pool courtesy of your basement, make sure to position your drainage system away from your home. In addition, make sure your system effectively catches rainwater.
Plants and trees help store excess rainwater.
It’s been a long standing fact that plants and trees help a lot in holding rainwater. Plant species which love water especially in low areas in your yard. If planting near drainage system, consistently check whether the plants’ foliage build up in the drains. When it comes to trees, you may also need to cut limbs which are directly above drains to prevent foliage from depositing in drains.