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Is Your Landscape Prepared for the Upcoming Hurricane Season?

May 30, 2024by Peter Hudson

Hurricane Season is here, and it’s better to be prepared now than before it is too late. Securing your windows and reinforcing structures are a key step in safeguarding our homes, however, it is equally as important to ensure that our landscape drainage systems are prepared too. Heavy rains and flooding pose a risk to your property and your landscape. Is your landscape prepared to handle the challenges that hurricane season may bring?

What are the effects of poor drainage?

Most homes, unfortunately, do not have a landscape drainage system. However, there are some important reasons you should have one installed. Without drainage systems our homes are susceptible to:

  • Muddy spots in the yard, this makes your yard maintenance almost impossible to work on.
  • Disease and Root Rot
  • Foundation water if the water is near your home.
  • Mold growth around the fence and home

Having a drainage system is a crucial asset for your property, especially during rainy seasons like hurricane season.

Here are some ways to prepare your landscape for the hurricane season if you already have a system in place:
  • Assess your landscape: Look around your property and point out any potential weak points in your landscape drainage system. Low lying areas are prone to water pooling, and it is important you have proper grading to direct the water away from your home’s foundation.
  • Check out the Drainage Infrastructure: It is important to check your gutters, downspouts, and drainage pipes for signs of damage or obstructions that can block the natural exit of water.
  • Modify Your Landscape: If needed, you may need to make minor changes to your landscape. Trimming trees and bushes can reduce the amount of debris pushed into your drains.
  • Prepare for the Worst: Investing in sandbags or flood barriers is important to have on hand to divert water from areas prone to flooding.

By addressing these areas of concern, you can be sure your landscape is better equipped to handle whatever the hurricane season throws at you. Preparation is key, so be sure to take the time now, to prevent damage later. Get a free estimate with our drainage experts for a drainage installation. To schedule an appointment, call our office 281-494-3700.

For more on landscape drainage visit, Prepare your drainage system for heavy rain!

To keep up with accurate hurricane data check out, National Hurricane Center

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