Address Drainage Problems Before Freezing Temps Are Here
Water causes more damage than just about any natural element. When water is not properly drained, it can result in erosion of soil, growth of mold and mildew, flooding of interior locations and displacement of materials, such as gravel and mulch. While not everyone is aware of drainage issues until it’s too late, it’s best to address any known problems as soon as you uncover them, or at the very least before freezing temperatures start to settle in.
Minor drainage issues are often easy to overlook, since they don’t typically result in noticeable flooding or damage. You may notice a dip in your yard that collects water when it rains and doesn’t quickly dry up as it should, or you may see that a parking lot or driveway has water pooling on and around it long after the ground should have drained. It’s important to note, however, that when a drainage issue exists, even if it’s minor, it’s not likely to resolve itself on its own and is more likely to result in a more major problem down the road.
One of the most important drainage concerns that should never be overlooked is any instance in which water pools around your home or business. Standing water can wreak havoc on exterior land even when it’s not close to a built structure, but there is nothing worse than having a basement flood or water seeping through walls or windows simply because a drainage solution was not sought when it needed to be. If you notice water that is sitting and lingering around your foundation, there’s no time like the present to contact a drainage specialist to provide you with some suggestions for how to remedy the problem.
In some cases, taking care of pooling water around a building is as simple as fixing or redirecting gutters and downspouts so that water is whisked away from the house or building. If your water woes require more than just some gutter work, you may need a French drain, trench drain, surface drain or other type of drainage system installed to take care of the problem.
Even if you’ve let issues with water go ignored up until now, the approaching season makes it more imperative than ever that you address any problem you may have. Water in and of itself can cause damage, but when that water goes through freeze-thaw cycles throughout the cold winter months, you can really be in for a headache. Taking care of any drainage issues now, before the deep freeze sets into the Northeast, is a smart solution and one that will allow you to rest comfortably at night in your warm, dry home.
For more information about the drainage services offered by Millenium Stoneworks in NJ and Staten Island, call 732-201-2485.