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The Importance of Backyard Drainage

Did you know that almost 14% of Lancaster County is covered by floodplains? While the existence of floodplains is natural and can be beneficial to the environment, excess water can do serious damage to your home and landscape if you don’t take the necessary drainage precautions. New Horizon Landscape and Designs has implemented effective yard drainage solutions in Lincoln since 1998! There are several great reasons to ensure that your property is up to the task of properly draining and channeling water away from your home — let’s discuss just a few of them.

Protect Your Home’s Foundation From Water Damage

When water does not have a proper drainage channel available, it will simply let gravity do the work and lead it to the lowest point in the area. When that lowest point happens to be your yard or the foundation of your home, there can be some costly consequences. Without the proper drainage channels in place, your home is likely to experience some level of water damage, whether from seasonal rainfall or flooding. Water can be relentless when it comes to causing damage, especially to homes and foundations. Fortunately, proper landscape drainage is one of the most effective ways to protect your home.

Prevent Mold and Mildew Growth

The presence of excess moisture invites the growth of mold and mildew in and around your home. Apart from potentially causing problems with your home’s internal structure, mold and mildew can also be harmful to people’s health, particularly those with asthma. When you implement proper drainage, you allow your home and landscape to properly dry out, minimizing your risk of developing these harmful irritants.

Deter Bugs and Termites

Pests like mosquitos and termites love moisture, so it only stands to reason that if you have excess water collecting around your property, these critters are sure to take up residence. Mosquitos breed in standing water, and termites are attracted to moisture. Any excess presence of water is like a beacon to these pests. Save money on pest control and create a more comfortable outdoor space by making sure your home is outfitted with the proper yard drainage system.

Minimize Risk of Landscape Erosion

Erosion occurs in Lincoln by the presence of water, which can easily move around ground materials and soil. Rainfall or flooding can cause significant amounts of water to pass through your property, and in the process, contribute to excess erosion. Erosion can damage your lawn, your plants and gardens, and can allow water to more easily access your home’s structure. Thankfully, this water can be safely channeled away with the right yard drainage system in place.

Prevent Collection of Stagnant Water

Stagnant water occurs when standing water has no place to go, naturally collecting in the lowest spot on your property. Stagnant water can make flooding easier the next time that it rains, and can likewise cause significant damage to your home and landscape.

Install Yard Drainage in Lincoln with New Horizon

Whether you’re currently facing excess water collection on your property or simply wish to avoid it from happening in the future, the first step is to contact New Horizon! We can design and install the proper yard drainage system on your property to reduce your risk of the damaging effects of excess water collection. Call today!