Water is a very powerful force, which can do a lot of damage to your property and home. A lot of the problems that start with poor drainage, which can allow water to puddle, cause water to drain against the foundation of a home and many other problems. One of the first lines of defense against water is good drainage, which starts with the grading of your landscaping. Here are five drainage improvements that you can have done to your home to prevent these problems:

1. Improving The Grading Of Your Landscaping

If you want to really have your home protected from water, you will want to make sure that water sheds away from your home. This is something that a grading service can do for you by grading your landscaping for the best drainage, and making it so that the water drains away from the foundation of your home. Things like drainage trenches can also be added to help keep water away from your home.

2. Installing Longer Down Spouts On Gutters

Drain spouts on gutters can also be a great way to protect your home from water damage. You may want to make sure that they are longer and deliver the water far away from your home and foundation. You can also bury them, and have a drainage pipe installed to have the water diverted to a collection pond or area of your property where it is not noticeable and is not a problem for your foundation.

3. Having A Foundation Drainage System Installed

A foundation drainage system can also be a great way to protect your property from water. These systems allow water to drain away from your home and can prevent pressure that causes damage to foundations. They can also be made with a collection well, which will divert all the water to an area where it can safely drain down to the water table. These systems will help to protect your home from water damage and static pressure against the foundation of your home.

4.  Using Retaining Walls To Improve Landscape Drainage

Retaining walls can also be used to improve the grading and drainage of your landscaping. They can be a big help in clay soils that do not have great drainage. You can use a retaining wall to help protect your home from water and to give you more usable space. If you want to change your landscaping, a grading company can help you with the installation of retaining walls and grading improvements.

These are some of the things that can be done to improve the drainage of your property. You can contact a grading contractor like one from Cooley Construction Inc. to have these things done to improve your home's drainage.