Many homeowners forget to check for the leading cause of water damage to their home: Poor irrigation drainage direction in their lawns, gardens, and landscaping in general.
How to Check for Proper Irrigation Drainage
A simple guide to judge your irrigation’s efficiency is:
- Dig garden trenches with a downward slope away from the house
- You should be able to see part (at least 3 to 4 inches) of your home’s foundation, and then slope the ground a total of 6 inches for the first 10 feet away from the house
- Point roof gutters away from your home and, if necessary, provide attachments that carry it even further from the home if you notice pooling
- Use piping to direct condensate line drips away from your home