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The Importance of Proper Drainage in Hardscape Installations

Outdoor kitchens, patios, retaining walls, and other hardscaping elements can enhance your space's aesthetics and improve your living experience. While all your attention may be on suitable materials and color, cohesiveness with existing design, the right plants and flowers, etc., don't make the mistake of overlooking proper drainage. In this post, we'll explore the crucial role of proper drainage in hardscape installations.

Prevent erosion

A lack of proper drainage can cause water to get underneath your hardscape structures and forcibly wash away the soil. If erosion continues unchecked, your hardscape structure weakens, and what should be a haven of enjoyment and relaxation with loved ones quickly becomes a danger zone.

A proper drainage system can prevent soil erosion, maintaining the safety and extending the longevity of your hardscape element.

Prevent accessibility issues and safety hazards

Standing water can also limit your ability to easily access the parking lot, pathway, and other areas of your home, which can be frustrating. Also, water can pool on your walkway, creating slippery surfaces that can lead to falls and other accidents.

Aside from injuries that may ensue, you may be liable if a guest becomes a victim. Our drainage systems can keep your outdoor areas safe for everyone, preventing accidents and potential legal issues.

Protect the integrity of your hardscape structures

Water isn't friendly to your driveway, patio, walkway, or any of your hardscape structures. A lack of proper drainage leads to the accumulation of water, which can cause severe damage to hardscaping materials such as concrete. A proper drainage system can channel water away, preserving the integrity of your hardscape elements.

Keep your outdoor space looking great

Hardscape elements add to the visual appeal of your property. However, the opposite will be the case with improper drainage. The pooling of water can result in unsightly stains, mold growth, and make your space look like a swamp.

In short, your once beautiful yard will be an irritating eyesore. Proper drainage can prevent all of these, preserving the aesthetics of your space.

Prevent costly repairs

Poor drainage may cost less to install and save you money at first. But you won't be able to escape the hefty repair costs involved when water begins to cause damage.

You'll have to repair or reinstall damaged structures, the cost of which can exceed investing in proper drainage initially. When we install your drainage, it's done once and never again, and you can avoid making costly repairs down the line.

Prevent and eliminate hardscaping issues associated with improper drainage

If you're starting a new hardscape project or noticed your existing structure lacks proper drainage, reach out to us for a free consultation. We can install a proper drainage system that effectively removes water from where it's not needed, enhancing aesthetics, promoting durability, preventing damage, and saving you money.


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