Keeping your house protected from water is one of the main practices that ensure its longevity. This is why it is important to choose the best ground drainage system around your house, as that is the space that accumulates more water and causes problems to your foundations.
If you have a garden or patio surrounding your home, it is only natural that water will build up whether from watering your plants or from rain and other weather conditions. This water, however, should be drained properly to make sure that the ground does not get too saturated to push toward your foundations, your facade does not get stained and your basement does not get flooded.
There are different drainage systems you can look into if you’re experiencing any of the issues mentioned above, but before installing a new system, make sure to fix your lawn with simple methods that help drain the water naturally.
Start by aerating your lawn by raking the turf layer. Also, make sure to landscape the area properly and add the right slopes so that water can move further away from the house.
Once these steps are done, if you are still experiencing problems, opt for a channel drain. This system is quite versatile as it can be shaped or reconfigured as needed. It is also very easy to install, and it doesn’t take too long either.
Another ground drainage system you can put around your house is the French drain. This system includes a series of trenches filled with gravel and a drainpipe that is perforated and placed at the lowest point of your yard so that it can absorb all the water gathering there.
If putting in place any of these drainage systems still does not do the trick, you might need to consider replacing your concrete pavers with drainage materials so that water can filter through rather than just remain stagnant on the concrete slabs.
While these are our suggestions for the best methods on how to keep the area around your house clean and neat, other ways can help too such as building a dry creek bed or creating a dry well system.
Contact us at RH Renovation NYC to discuss the best ground drainage systems for around YOUR house. We operate in New York City, Westchester, and more. Get in touch with our team and we will come on-site, assess the issues, and provide you with a step-by-step plan to keep your house safe from water damage and erosion.