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Landscaping your yard could be more beneficial than you think. The landscaping can actually be more than just beautiful - it could be effective in controlling water flow and pests in your yard. How do you create a landscape design that will be both beautiful and beneficial? Are some plants better and more hardy than others? How do you choose what plants to place where? How much hardscape does your design need? These and many other landscaping questions are answered on my website. Take a moment to read up on my personal experiences and learn from what I have been through in the past.

Four Areas Where You May Want To Improve Drainage Around Your Home

Drainage around your home is important. With good drainage, you can prevent damage to foundations and other areas of your home. There may be areas around your home where the drainage can be improved. This can be around things like above ground pools and landscaping features, such as retaining walls. Here are some tips to help you improve the drainage around your home:     

1. Adding Better Drainage Around Areas Like Pools

If you have added a pool to your home, it has backfill, which can include sand and gravel. Without the proper drainage, these materials can erode away. It is important to make sure that there is a drainage system to divert water away from your pool.  Above ground pools can also be damaged by water runoff. Make sure that the grading and drainage divert water away from the pool to prevent drainage problems.

2. Improving Foundation With Drain Tiles Around Your Home

The foundation of your home can also be improved with better drainage. If you do not have a drainage system around your home, tiles can be added. These perforated pipes are buried in the ground to allow water to drain away from the foundation. This can prevent static water pressure that can lead to cracks and structural damage. This is an improvement that you may want to consider if you have a home with a finished basement.

3. Adding Drains To Areas Like Patios And Gutter Downspouts

Drains can also be added to areas like patios and gutter downspouts. If you have a patio that is near your home with poor drainage, you may want to consider having grates and drainage installed to prevent water problems. You can also add drainage lines to gutters to ensure that water is carried far away from the foundation of your home.

4. Including Landscape Drainage In Retaining Walls And Structures

Landscape drainage can be a great addition to areas like retaining walls and other landscaping structures. If you have retaining walls around your home to make the terrain more hospitable, you can add drainage to ensure that water does not cause problems. Adding gravel and drain tiles behind the structures can do this.

These are some tips to improve the drainage around your home. If you home is in need of improvements, contact a drainage contractor to get the help you need keeping the water out. They will be able to help you with the drainage improvements you need to have done around your home.