With February being the rainiest month in Southern California, now is a great time to look into installing a yard drain. Many properties rely on sub-standard draining systems, which causes issues with flooding and irrigation. Here are our top three reasons a yard drain may benefit you and your family.
#1: Storm Surge Safety
You want your home to be safe from the inevitable storm. While Southern California is known for our sunny days, we have a rainy season from December to April, which can dump enough water on us to cause flooding. When the rains do hit, you’ll need proper drainage to help clear rainwater from your property.
You should install yard drains at the bottom of slopes so you can drain water where it collects. Typically, we recommend a slope that descends about 6 inches over the 10 feet surrounding your property. Slopes and drains are the only way to combat standing water which can cause damage to your lawns and even your home or basement.
Gardening is a fantastic and productive hobby. However, in order to get the most out of it, you’ll want a good irrigation system. As we mentioned, standing water can damage your lawn by cutting off the oxygen supply of your grass.
When it comes to gardening, the fragility of your plants can be even worse. Even excess water in the soil can cut off air supply for roots and the organisms that contribute to soil health.
#3: You Can Choose the Drainage Option That’s Best for You
There are a variety of yard drain options that Rooter Guard can install for you. This gives you the flexibility to choose what will be best for you and your home. Our solutions range in complexity of installation and conspicuousness. Depending on what you want, Rooter Guard has you covered.