You may not realize it but making sure your driveway provides good drainage during storms can prevent a lot of headaches. In this article, we’ll tell you how.
If water doesn’t drain properly from your drive, you could be putting your home’s foundation at serious risk. Water can actually push the surrounding soil against your home’s foundation. If the pressure continues, the foundation wall can be compromised. Once that happens, the entire foundation is undermined, and your home is in jeopardy.
Placement and slope are the two most effective methods to correct driveway drainage issues. Simply put, it’s best to install a drive away from low-lying areas or ones where storm water typically flows and settles. It’s also best for your drive to have a bit of a slope away from the house.
Other ideas to correct driveway drainage issues include:
As you can tell, drainage is a very important factor to consider when thinking about the health and safety of your home. If you’d like, we’d be more than happy to visit your home and offer suggestions for making your landscaping more attractive and safer – so that you and your family can enjoy your home for years to come.
Contact us at Juniper Landscape Company today at (619) 334-9464 so that we can begin working together!