There are plenty of reasons to make sure your yard has good drainage. You don’t want standing water in your yard because it’s not aesthetically pleasing, and it can give mosquitos a place to breed. However, have you ever thought about the ways your basement benefits when your yard drains properly? We’ve got three for you to consider.
- When the yard drainage is in good working order, it keeps water out of your window wells. Basement windows risk damage from yards with poor drainage, and unprotected window wells may collect water. Standing water in your window wells can cause damage not only to your windows and window frames, but also to your basement and foundation walls.
- Good drainage keeps water from making its way into your crawl space or basement. If the water doesn’t drain away from your home, it can seep through your basement walls or collect in your crawl space. If your yard is landscaped to drain properly, you won’t have such a problem with dank, moldy basement space. This means you won’t have to deal with issues like mold and mildew, either. You also won’t have to worry about the safety hazard caused by treacherously wet and slippery basement walkout entrances. You can be confident that your basement and the surrounding area are clean, safe spaces.
- Finally, a yard that drains properly protects your foundation. The substructure of your house is vital to your home’s stability, so it’s extremely important to take care of your foundation. Often, homeowners don’t even think about the foundation until they become aware of a major problem. One major source of these problems is water around the base of your home. When water accumulates in your yard, it can erode the soil from around your house, and come to rest against your foundation. What’s more, when a storm hits, even more water will hit your home, and this can lead to serious damage to your foundation. Having a properly draining yard protects your foundation from damage and keeps your home on stable footing.
If your basement needs waterproofing, Reliable Basement Services can help. A family-owned and operated company, we’ve served the greater Chicagoland area for more than ten years. We offer a full spectrum of basement services, charging reasonable rates for work that includes crack repairs, sump pump systems, basement waterproofing, basement windows, and floor repair. Our consistently high standards have made us an award-winning Chicago basement waterproofing contractor and earned us thousands of satisfied customers all over Chicago. For more information, call (630) 777-0539 or visit our website for a free quote.