When it comes to preparing for wet weather, the old adage is true—the best time to buy a fire extinguisher is before there’s a fire. But when it comes to drainage systems, the same advice applies. After all, once rain hits and your yard is soaked, it can be difficult to build or repair your drainage system. That’s why now is the best time to make sure your drainage system is ready for wet weather. Let’s take a closer look at why this is so important and what you should do.
Why Drainage Matters
Drainage systems are essential for any property with a sloped topography because they help keep water away from your home and other structures on your property. Without proper drainage, water can pool near your foundation or seep into cracks in its walls, causing damage over time. A properly functioning drainage system will direct water away from these areas and into designated runoff areas where it can safely drain away without causing any damage.
How To Prepare Your Drainage System
The best way to ensure that your drainage system is prepared for rainy season is by having it professionally installed or inspected by a licensed contractor. This will give you peace of mind knowing that everything has been done correctly and according to local regulations (if applicable). If you choose to install or inspect it yourself, make sure that you have all the necessary tools and equipment before beginning work—it’s much easier (and safer!) if everything you need is on hand at once rather than having to run back and forth between stores for supplies during installation or inspection. Also, be sure to check local ordinances about where runoff can be directed—you don’t want any fines coming down the line due negligence!
Another smart move would be creating more runoff areas on your property by adding landscaping features like berms, swales, rain gardens, and dry wells which will help disperse water around your property instead of allowing it all accumulate in one spot. These features also provide aesthetic benefits as an added bonus!
Now that we know why drainage systems are important and how they should be maintained, it’s clear why now really is the best time to make sure yours is up-to-date—before heavy rains come down! Whether you choose to install or inspect yours yourself or hire a professional contractor depending on local laws and regulations), taking steps now means that you won’t have anything extra worrying about when rain does come around again! So don’t wait until there’s flooding—now’s the time act!