The Impact of Improper Water Drainage Around Your Home

If downspouts are not directed away from the house, several issues can arise due to improper water drainage:

Water can pool around the foundation of the house – over time this can lead to foundation cracks, settling, or even more severe structural damage as water seeps into or under the foundation

If your home has a basement – improperly directed downspouts can lead to leaks or flooding, creating potential property damage and encourage mold growth

Continuous water buildup can erode the soil around the foundation causing it to shift and settle unevenly. This can lead to further foundation issues and even structural instability

Standing water attracts pests such as mosquitos, and termites, increasing the risk of infestation both inside and outside the home

Excessive moisture can cause rotting, warping, or discoloration of exterior surfaces, such as siding, paint and trim

Addressing poor drainage issues promptly through proper grading, installing effective drainage systems, and maintaining gutters and downspouts can help prevent these problems, preserve the integrity and value of the home, and provide a safe and comfortable living environment

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