A Dry House Starts with Proper Yard Drainage

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 by nvadmin

A Dry House Starts with Proper Yard Drainage - Image 1As a home owner, it is important to ensure not only your basement is protected from excess water, but your yard as well. Your yard, in fact, acts as the first line of defense for your home. A wet yard can lead to a wet basement, especially during heavy rainstorms.


Yards with too much standing water are not draining properly, and this water can easily make its way into the basement and cause significant water damage, especially if located close to the home’s foundation. A wet or even flooded basement can cause musty odors, mold build up and water stains. Having proper yard drainage is key for keeping your home safe and dry! At NV Waterproofing, our experts have come up with several tips for improving your yard drainage:


Tips for Proper Drainage:

  1. Create a strategic drainage plan for your yard: Map out which areas around your yard have the strongest water flow, and identify which spots currently drain properly and others that are not draining enough. This will make it easier to figure out what areas need more attention.
  2. French Drain System: Another way to keep your home dry is having a professionally installed French drain system in your yard. These drains are located in gravel- or stone-filled trenches that serve to safely carry excess water away from your yard, and your home.
  3. Creek Beds and Rain Gardens: Creek beds are known to be a great resource for safely carrying excess yard water away from the home. They are ideal for carrying water away in a low spot that currently has poor yard drainage.


Similar to a creek bed, installing a rain garden is another great way to ensure proper yard drainage. Rain gardens can catch water from low spots in your yard and use it to nurture your plants until the water naturally drains away.


Basement Waterproofing Services

At NV Waterproofing we provide our services all throughout the DC metro region. From basement waterproofing to foundation repair to crawl space waterproofing, you name it and we can solve it! Our contractors are certified in basement waterproofing and are honored participants of The Basement Systems International Network. We are dedicated in providing skilled expertise in basement waterproofing and crawl space repairs.


Basement Waterproofing:

Our basement waterproofing services within the DC metro area include locating the cause of your basement leakage and installing products to ensure any excess water leaves the basement. Our tools, such as the TrenchDrain system, fights leakages from resurfacing and the FloodRing system that absorbs excess water are just a few examples of the tools we use for waterproofing.


Foundation Cracks Repair:

Our contractors travel throughout the DC metro region repairing foundation cracks, uneven floors, and other damages. Structural problems can compromise your home’s safety and value. Our foundation repair services and products are designed to both restore current damage and keep future damage from occurring.



Ensure a Dry Home With NV Waterproofing Today!

Ensuring your yard drains properly is the first step in keeping your home dry and free of water damage. The next is to contact a waterproofing company to ensure your crawl space and basement are protected! As a waterproofing company, we are proud to provide professional, high-quality basement waterproofing services in the DC metro region.  Our professional waterproofing contractors have the appropriate tools and follow the necessary procedures to solve the problem. You can trust us to keep your home warm, dry, and secure.


To learn more about how to improve yard drainage and to schedule your basement waterproofing, call 1-855-649-7594 today for a free estimate!

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