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Living in as hot a climate as we do can sometimes mean that rain is a welcome relief from the heat (though a bout of even higher than usual humidity is often soon to follow). Even if you do like the patter of a nice rainstorm atop your roof, you are going to enjoy it a lot less if your property is not able to drain the water from the storm away effectively. Standing water and flooding can cause serious property damage and there is really no guarantee that your property will have what it needs to divert water successfully.
The good news is that the Atlanta storm drainage professionals on our staff are always here to help. We can more than make up for what your property lacks in natural storm drainage. There are a lot of different ways in which to tackle the problem, and only a trained professional can help you to make all of the right decisions regarding your storm drainage in Atlanta, GA.
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Why is Storm Drainage So Important?
We need rain, obviously, as it fuels so much of the world around us. However, too much rain can be quite devastating, especially to properties that have trouble dealing with the deluge. If your property is at all prone to flooding, or if you frequently have areas of standing water following a storm of any size, you really ought to consider investing in a storm drainage system. This may be something as simple as using gutters to move water away from your home or a more comprehensive, in-ground system. Whatever the specifics of your particular storm drainage system, it can benefit you in many ways.
First of all, flooding on the property surrounding your home creates a very real threat of damage to your home, especially to your foundation. Because foundational leaks can be so detrimental and foundation repairs so costly, it only makes sense to eliminate the risk of encountering such problems as best you can. This is what storm drainage allows for. Whether you want to avoid foundation problems, water in the basement, or a muddy mess of a yard, we can help.
As we mentioned above, a lot of homeowners simply use gutters in order to divert water away from their homes. However, this is not really of much use if your property surrounding your home is still going to become oversaturated with that water. More involved systems, such as foundation drains, may be advisable. A foundation drain is one specifically designed to move water away from the foundation of your home. They entail the use of perforated drain pipes, buried on your property and usually surrounded by gravel. The benefit of such a system is that they dispense water throughout the property evenly, as opposed to allowing it to pool in one place.
You may also want to consider the use of a drain tile system, which is similar to a foundation drain in that perforated pipes and gravel are still used. However, they are installed anywhere on the property in which extra storm drainage is needed, and are not specifically used for foundation protection. Even simple fixes, such as the use of rain barrels, can help.
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