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The warmer temps, the more your green thumb may be itching to dig in the dirt. As you work with the flowers, plants, and trees that accent your garden beds, backyard, and home’s exterior, remember there’s more to landscaping than just growing your curb appeal.
Properly landscaping the perimeter of your home can help prevent water from leaching into basements and below-grade rooms during periods of increased rainfall or accidental water hazards, such as a neighbor’s above-ground pool bursting and flooding onto your property. If you’ve never taken water damage precautions via landscaping methods to help protect your home, summer is a great time to do so. Use the following tips to plant the seeds of your home’s future safety.
Once you’ve completed the above list–or if you’ve already done so in the past–be sure to double check your work each season. Excessive rain, snow, or even draughts can create natural changes to your landscaping. Stay vigilant about where stormwater and groundwater is pooling to best keep your home protected from unnecessary water damage.
Continue to have basement flooding, even after making changes to your landscaping? This often indicates that no waterproofing system has been installed or the current system is not working correctly. Every basement is different and each situation is unique in that basement floods can be caused by any number of issues. More commonly, this is due to a broken sump pump, cracks in the wall, or impromper yard grading/draining allwoing rainwater or thawed snow to pour through windows or over the top of the foundation.
If you have been having water issues in your home for a long time, there could be serious water damage that will need to be taken care of in addition to the installation of the waterproofing system. Contact us for help with cleaning up the water damage as well as creating a permanent basement waterproofing solution.
Lamunyon Cleaning and Restoration Services provides services to Manhattan, Clay Center, Salina, Junction City, McPherson, Great Bend, and Topeka, Kansas areas.