How important is drainage really?
The truth is, not everybody needs a fancy drainage system. Before you even consider buying one, make sure you check your current drainage situation. Here are a few free and simple steps that every homeowner needs to do before El Niño comes.
Step 1: Clear Gutters of Debris
Step 2: Build a dirt perimeter
Use gravity to your advantage and build up the dirt around your house so that water flows away from it. If your planters around your house hold water then adjust them ASAP.
Step 3: Identify a reliable contractor
Step 4: Learn about problem areas
Look for pools of water, clogged gutters or rain spouts, and musty smelling basements or garages. These signs of poor drainage point to problems that could cause costly damage.
Step 5: Watch this :50 sec video
What kind of drainage system do you need?