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How to Keep Water Away from Your Montgomery County Home

Saturday, July 1st, 2017 by nvadmin


‘Water, Water Go Away! Don't Come Again Another Day.'

If you are reading this article, chances are you have noticed signs of excess water in or around your home. Of course, there are obvious signs such as a flooding in your garage or basement. But maybe it's more subtle, such as puddles in the driveway or having to put on bug spray to keep the mosquitos away every time you go into your backyard.

Not only is a wet yard a muddy mess, it is one of the first signs of water in your basement. If water is not draining properly around your home it is likely to be seeping through porous concreate in your foundation that can go unnoticed for years until there is visible mold and structural damage.

While the yard can be a sign of a potentially wet basement, problems in the basement often start in the yard, so it's important that you keep as much water away from your home as possible. If you already see signs in your basement such as frequent flooding during storms, a musty smell, or signs of mold growth, the culprit is most likely poor yard drainage.

 

Drainage Solutions for Your Montgomery County Home

There are several ways to protect your home form the damages of excess water. Finding the right one all depends on the extent of the problem and your current yard condition. Consider consulting a professional to evaluate the problem before it gets worse.

French Drains –  A French Drain consists of perforated pipes placed in trenches surrounded by gravel. They are a common way to redirect surface and ground water away from your home, driveway, or walkway. There are various gravel options to cover the pipes that can add contrast and beauty to your landscape.

Erosion Control – A wet saturated lawn can flood roots killing beloved plants. Trees will eventually uproot as the soil can no longer support them. Erosion can cause further water damage by lowering the saturation point of your lawn as the soil level decreases. To limit erosion, retaining walls or terraces can be built. These are popular along steep slopes have poor soil or drainage options.

Window Wells – New window wells can add a whole new dimension and feeling to your basement by adding more light or a unique design. At the same time water will be drained properly away from your home and windows.

 

Get a Free Inspection Today!

Time and water are a home's biggest enemies. But they don't have to be with NV Waterproofing professional services. Our all-encompassing yard and driveway drainage solutions will protect your home for years to come.

Trusted for over 30 years in the Montgomery County, Northern VA, and the entire DMV area, our experienced team know how to work with one of the most powerful forces of nature: water.

Call us today at (301) 703-9738  or (202) 204-7045!

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