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Your Landscaping Can Protect Your Home From Water Damage | SERVPRO® of Downtown Charleston

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

a person with green garden gloves putting down brown mulch Spring can lead to large storms. Contact SERVPRO of Downtown Charlestown if you encounter any water damage from excess rain.

If you’re like most homeowners, you do a lot to ensure your home is safe and protected. You probably also do a lot to care for your home and ensure it looks as appealing as possible.

With all the home improvement shows airing on television recently and all the extra time we’ve had at home, it’s no wonder that so many of us have turned to DIY projects and gardening to fill our time and beautify our space.

But did you know, with the right landscaping choices, you can both make your home more beautiful and protect it from damage? It’s true!

Properly landscaping your home is just one of the ways you can help avoid water damage, especially during the rainy spring and summer seasons.

Here are some tips from experts that will make it easier to make your home more beautiful and protect it from the watery onslaught of severe storms.

Protective Landscaping Tips

Keep these tips in mind when you start working on your landscaping.

Consider using plants that are native to the Charleston area. Native plants can be beautiful. And they can help you by making your yard less prone to flooding and drainage issues. Local experts are great resources for information about native plants. There are online resources, too. You can check out some plants native to South Carolina here.

Grade and slope your yard appropriately. You don’t want water moving toward your foundation. Do what you can to ensure it moves away instead. This can protect your home’s foundation from possible water issues.

Don’t put your mulch directly against your house. Mulch can hold moisture or water. Leave a small gap so that it doesn’t have the opportunity to damage your home’s siding.

If you need help dealing with damage caused by water, fire, or any other issue, we’re here to help you restore your home. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about us and how we can help you restore your home to its original state.

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