In recent years, many areas in the United States have seen increases in heavy-precipitation events. Recent studies have shown that slow-moving tropical cyclones in the U.S. are becoming more frequent and producing heavy rain over an area for a longer amount of time.
Your home is too big an investment to leave open to potentially dangerous elements. There are several ways you can protect your home from flooding.
For example, regular roof inspections will identify cracks and leaks and ensure that the structural integrity of your roof is intact. Gutters have the purpose of collecting and draining rain water from the roof, therefore, a good working gutter system will help prevent water from collecting around your foundation and weakening it. It is advisable to perform regular maintenance on your gutter system, especially if you have a lot of trees around your home.
Systems such as French drains, area drains and underground drains collect and redirect water underground away from your home’s foundation. They are easy to maintain and a useful solution that lasts for many years.
A system of roofing, gutters, and/or drains can keep your entire home safe from water damage.