How to Avoid Water Drainage Damage
Backyard water and drainage problems can be a nightmare for any homeowner. Proper water drainage is an important factor that a home inspection company looks for when inspecting your home to ensure safety to your property as a whole. Some people do not realize that a part of the home inspection process is to check a home’s surrounding property in addition to the actual structure of the home. A professional Dallas home inspector understands that if your back yard has any kind of drainage problems after it rains, it can not only damage your landscape but also create devastating and costly damages to your foundation and even the sides of your home.
If a home inspection finds any sort of backyard drainage issues, it is vital you call an engineer or hydrologist with an expertise in water drainage as soon as possible. By being proactive and taking action when a home inspector reports poor water drainage on your property, you can protect your real estate investment from an unexpected flood that can be common with Texas rainstorms.
Common Residential Back Yard Drainage Issues
On sunny, beautiful days, backyard drainage issues are not on your mind. Most residential property owners are not prepared for the rainy days that can leave their property in a mess.
It is important to know the makeup and location of property your home is built on to prevent poor water drainage in your backyard. Some common property locations that experience poor drainage issues are homes that are built on hills. If your house was built at the bottom of a hill, heavy rain will naturally run down into your property. Water seepage from the side of hills also occurs and can flood your backyard and side yard instantly. Also if your home is not built on a hill, but has incorrect sloping then pooling of water can occur.
Common residential problems regarding drainage issues, no matter a home’s location are:
If you have noticed flooding or standing water of any sort on your property after a heavy rain, it is essential that you call a water drainage expert who can locate and identify the source of the drainage problem. Sometimes the problem is as simple as installing downspouts on your gutter system, so water can be properly redirected to a location that will not create any kind of damage to your home’s structure or landscape. If poor water drainage is ignored, standing water will eventually damage your foundation and your home can be affected by mildew and mold.
If you are looking for the most budget friendly way to get rid of any standing water in your backyard due to poor water drainage, it is best to have a trained expert to install a French drain that will remove the standing water away from your home’s structure. If you do not take action quickly, the rainwater will eventually seep into your home and the cost of removing water, not to mention repairing parts of your home and replacing possessions, will be extremely high. There is no need to remodel your house when you can take proactive steps to protect your back yard from water drainage problems. To protect the value of your real estate investment, taking care of backyard water drainage issues should be a top priority for any homeowner. These small steps of making sure your property is up to date and able to handle heavy rain have a big pay off.
Home Inspection Company
Don’t wait until the rainy season to make sure your property is prepared to withstand the heavy thunderstorms of Texas. Call a Dallas home inspector today to inspect your backyard today or for a crawlspace inspection. If a professional finds anything that could cause potential poor water drainage, they will write up a detailed report with photos and videos that you can take to a water drainage expert such as a hydrologist or water engineer. Keeping your property safe and in its best condition is the goal of any home inspection company, and you can rely on them to help you protect your real estate investment.
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