We know you may already have a lot to feel anxious about, and we hate to add an item to your list of worries. However, if you are a Kansas City homeowner, it’s imperative that you have a properly-functioning home drainage system to protect your home’s foundation.
Why proper drainage is essential for Kansas City homeowners
The Midwest has expansive clay soil, lots of snow in the winter, and heavy rains each spring. This is a dangerous combination for most homeowners, as you are under constant pressure to keep water away from your home.
Unfortunately, some owners realize how important it is to have a proper drainage system after they experience water damage.
Pay attention the next time it rains.
The next time it rains, pay attention to where there is standing water in your yard. Watch where water flows from your rain gutters. Pay attention to when your sump pump is activated and notice if there is excessive moisture in your basement or crawl space.
If you don’t notice any water pooling around your foundation and it seems as if your gutters divert water away from your foundation, you may rest easy knowing that your system is working correctly. However, if the soil surrounding your foundation is saturated and water is seeping into your home, you need to take action now.
Gutter systems, landscaping, French drains, and other home drainage techniques
There’s a lot that can be done to reduce the likelihood of foundation problems. However, not every solution is suitable for every home. That’s why it’s crucial to have a professional analyze the ground surrounding your house, your existing gutters and drainage system, your landscaping, and your foundation walls.
These professionals may recommend upgrading your home gutter system to handle the heavy rain storms common in the Midwest. Larger downspouts that will redirect water may reduce the likelihood of structural damage, but they will also increase the longevity of your roof.
Of course, one of the best methods to prevent water damage is making sure that the ground slope routes water away from your house. This can be achieved in various ways, including a drainage ditch or French drain.
Of course, if you have ignored foundation drainage, you may already have problems. Hire a professional team who can not only keep your foundation dry but can also fix the damage that has already occurred.
Let JLB Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing eliminate your water drainage issues.
Don’t let your home drainage issues keep you up at night. Contact JLB Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing.
As you can tell by our name, our team is trained in house foundation issues. We know how to prevent excess water from reaching your foundation and how to fix small cracks that may have already formed. Finally, we have many techniques for fixing your home’s foundation if repairs are needed.
Let JLB find a solution to your home drainage problem today—Call 816-656-6835 to schedule a free consultation.