How Does Stormwater Runoff Affect Your Home?

Did you know that grassy, pervious, areas will soak up most of the rain that falls? So, if your home is located in an area with large amounts of impervious surfaces, it’s at risk of encountering polluted stormwater runoff. Read below to find out some of the ways stormwater runoff can affect your home.

Structural Damage

Structural damage is one of the most common types of property damage caused by stormwater runoff. Homeowners can experience things like:

  • Flooded basement
  • Leaking roofs
  • Cracks in foundation
  • Water damage

If you suspect that your home is encountering large amounts of stormwater runoff, it’s important to reach out to a professional to resolve the problem before it’s too late. Stormwater runoff can drastically impact your home’s structure. Do not waste time getting the problem resolved.

Soil Erosion

Your lawn and home are at risk whenever your home doesn’t have an adequate stormwater management system. The wet soil conditions, especially against your foundation, can make it hard to maintain your lawn and garden beds. The land around your home can become infertile and lead to a worsening of flooding. It is important to always have compacted soil angled away from your house’s foundation at all times.

Decrease in Property Value

The most significant way stormwater runoff can affect your home is by decreasing your home’s value. Properties that are prone to flooding, have infertile soil, and frequently damaged utilities will have a lower home value than a house that doesn’t experience these things. That is why it’s best to have a landscaping company in Ellicott City, MD create a stormwater management system for your home. That small investment is one way you can ensure that your home does not lose any of its value.

Manage Stormwater Runoff With Vin’s Total Care Landscaping

Don’t let stormwater runoff damage your home. Let Vin’s Total Care Landscaping help with our professional stormwater management services. We’ll ensure that your home always stays safe and protected from the effects of stormwater runoff. Contact us today to request a free estimate.

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