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Moving Tips: Prevent your yard from flooding

It is important to make sure your gutters are clear to prevent clogging.

It is important to make sure your gutters are clear to prevent clogging.

One of your biggest worries when moving into a new home is the risk that it could get damaged by natural disasters. There are many items you should keep in mind once your moving company leaves to ensure that your new residence is safe from the dangers of flooding in your yard.

You don't need to live near a large river in order for your yard to be ruined from flooding. Your home can be threatened just by torrential downpours. depending on the slope of your yard, this water can pool and not only destroy your lawn, but also creep toward your foundation.

It is important to keep your home's gutters clear of leaves and debris. This can help later on, as water won't get stuck in the gutters and start to pour out directly next to your home's foundation. Additionally, you will want to make sure that your water spouts drain into pipes built around the home. This can prevent a lot of water from pooling near your home. Keep in mind that not every municipality allows for this, so you may need to speak with a city or town employee on whether this is possible.

Those who have to drain into their own yard should ensure that the grade of the land doesn't tip the water toward their home. If it does, invest in longer extensions for your gutter drains.

If you are still not satisfied with the results, it may be important to install a yard drainage system. These can be expensive, but they will help keep your mind at ease about your belongings staying dry throughout living at your new home.