Uh oh! California’s unusually wet winter has exposed serious drainage problems for homeowners! As we’ve said many times before, controlling water flow around your property is *critical* to maintaining the current landscape and preserving your home’s foundation. Contact us 434-293-6724 for a consultation to address water collection and drainage issues around your home!
From the article: “An important lesson learned during this very wet winter: Without proper drainage, landscapes quickly can turn into lakes… The solution: Extend the downspouts away from the house and foundation. Ideally, the extensions should take rainwater at least 10 feet away from the house…”
When it hardly ever rains (as in California’s case), it may not be obvious if your home has inadequate downspouts and downspout drains. Homeowners need to be on the lookout whenever possible to see where water is collecting, even during a light rain.
- Does water drain into your garage?
- Do your downspouts empty directly onto the edge of your home?
- Are there puddles of standing water in your driveway or yard?
Any of these observations can show where problems need to be addressed. And unfortunately, the problem areas will only continue to get worse unless they are identified and resolved… and before costly damage is done.
Not sure where to look or what you’re looking for? We’ve got you covered! As the Central Virginia certified dealer for AB Chance foundation products, as well as experienced contractors in earthwork, Reynolds Contracting provides the best materials and quality service in the industry. Contact us today and we can give an expert assessment. Controlling water flow around your property will add to the longevity and structural integrity of your home — protecting your investment for years to come.