Lawns can be seriously damaged by flooding, and trees, bushes, and landscaping may be destroyed completely
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) February 08, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of flood and water damage restoration services in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on preventing flood problems in their yards during periods of severe weather or other disaster events.
Lawns can be seriously damaged by flooding, and trees, bushes, and landscaping may be destroyed completely. It is important to locate the source of the flooding and eliminate it. Modifications to the lawn itself may also be required to prevent excess water buildup.
The most drastic fix is to simply elevate the lawn to allow for proper runoff and prevent water accumulation. This involves heavy duty landscaping techniques, as well as the addition of mulch and compost to completely reshape the lawn and adjust the drainage patterns accordingly.
Other solutions include sump pumps and sump pits, designed to catch excess water and channel it out and away from the lawn before it has a chance to back up and become a problem. Sump pumps are very efficient, but may be cost prohibitive as well, especially in cases involving larger land areas.
Dry wells catch and hold excess water, preventing it from causing flood conditions. French Drains and Curtain Drains are designed to provide pathways for the water to simply flow away from the home and channel it into the desired location. These are best suited for lawns that have a single identifiable trouble spot.
A water damage restoration provider will be able to examine your lawn and identify the potential flood problems, as well as offering advice and recommendations on how to best remediate them.
Remember that before any type of drainage or sump pits are dug, and before any elevation procedures initiated, you should call your local utilities outfits and make sure that it is safe to dig in that area.
Based on Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage restoration services in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.