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3 Ways To Use Your Landscaping To Protect Your Home From Storm Damage

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

Image of a person placing grass on their yard Use your landscaping to protect your home from storm damage.

It isn't possible to completely protect your home from outside flooding and other storm damage. However, there are steps you can take to reduce the chance of your home suffering severe damage. These are three ways you can use your landscaping to protect your home from storm damage.

3 Ways to Protect Your Home Using Landscaping

1. Plant Trees With Deep Roots

Trees that are shallowly rooted in ground that has become saturated during a rain storm may fall over in high winds. To avoid this issue, choose trees that have deep root systems and plant them in soil that drains well. Consider the mature height of the tree and avoid planting it where it could fall on your house or power lines.

2. Install a French Drain System

One of the best ways to prevent damage from outside flooding is to divert water away from your home's foundation. Begin your French drain installation by digging a trench and lining it with landscape fabric. Add some gravel and perforated piping. The holes in the piping should face down to redirect water away from your home. Wrap the fabric and gravel around the piping and fill it with gravel, decorative rock or sod. Your trench needs to be on a slope of at least one percent for the rain drainage to be effective.

3. Create a Dry Streambed

Another way to redirect water away from your house is to create a dry streambed. When it rains, the bed provides a natural path for water to follow. The dry streambed will need to be placed on ground that slopes away from your home. If flooding does occur in your home, contact a water remediation company in Layton, UT, to dry out your property.

Outside flooding can cause severe damage to your home. One of the best ways to avoid or reduce this damage is to find ways to use your landscaping to protect your home from storm damage.

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