The landscaping design and grading around your home can do many things. What you see can be attractive to those that visit your home, but grading and landscaping design also has practical applications. If you want to protect your home from water and foundation damage, you will want to have good grading, and maybe even a foundation drainage system installed around the outside of your home.
Here are four improvements that you can have done with the landscaping and grading around your home:
1. Grading Around Your Home For Improved Water Shed
The grading around your home can affect how water runoff is around your home. With poor grading, water shed can end up right at your home, creating puddles and other problems. These problems can lead to problems with the foundation of your home and water in your home. This is why it is important to have good grading that sheds water away from your home and where it needs to go.
2. Landscaping Design To Hide Septic Tanks And Utilities
If you have a home that is on a septic system, sometimes that location of a septic system may be obvious and unsightly. This is especially true for mound type septic systems. You can hide them with things like landscaping design and grading.
This can be done by making the mound less noticeable, and by adding the right plants around your septic system. You can also have access covers installed by the grading company to make it easier to have maintenance done to your septic system.
3. Grading Services To Have Exterior Foundation Drainage Systems Installed
There are also many different types of foundation drainage systems that you can have installed in your home. Some of these systems can be installed in the inside of your home if you have a home on a basement. In low areas or areas that are prone to water problems, a grading contractor can install a foundation drainage system around the exterior of your home.
4. Creating Fencing With Grading And Landscaping Design
If you want to add privacy around your home, grading and landscaping can be used to give your home a unique fencing solution. This can also help to protect against water problems if you live in an area that is prone to flooding. You can have a grading company build small mounds for the foundation of a fence, and then plant dense evergreen plants on the foundation to create a unique privacy fence for any home.
These are some of the improvements that you may want to have done to the landscaping and grading around your home. If you need help with your project, you can contact a grading contractor to get the grading around your home done. If you want to know more or have other questions, contact a company like C S Flournoy Inc. to learn more.