Most home and business owners know that proper drainage is important to maintain the longevity and value of their property. Yet, many don’t know the basic differences between landscape drainage and stormwater drainage, or the many benefits that landscape drainage can provide.
Landscape drainage is the process of controlled removal of water from an area. It’s usually accomplished with a system of pipes and drains that carry water away from problem areas, like downspouts that empty into a gutter and away from your foundation.
On the other hand, stormwater drainage is designed to remove water that’s accumulated during a storm, quickly and efficiently. This is typically accomplished with a system of catch basins and underground pipes that lead water away from your property to a natural waterway or detention pond.
While both systems are important, landscape drainage offers many benefits that stormwater drainage can’t match.
Here are just a few of the benefits of landscape drainage:
Improved curb appeal
A well-designed landscape drainage system is virtually invisible. All you’ll see is the improved curb appeal of your property as water is efficiently directed away from problem areas.
Enhanced property value
In addition to improving curb appeal, a functional landscape drainage system can also enhance your property value. That’s because potential buyers know that they won’t have to deal with water problems down the road.
Most importantly, landscape drainage protects your home or business from water damage. By directing water away from your foundation, you’ll avoid the cracks, leaks, and other structural damage that can occur when water seeps into your foundation.
Saved time and money
Investing in a landscape drainage system now can save you a lot of time and money down the road. That’s because you’ll avoid the costly repairs that often come with water damage.
Better plant growth
In addition to protecting your property, landscape drainage can also improve plant growth. That’s because it helps ensure that roots have access to the oxygen and water they need to stay healthy.
If you’re thinking about investing in a landscape drainage system, be sure to contact a reputable contractor who specializes in this type of work. They can assess your needs and recommend the best solution for your property.
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