In Connecticut, realtors recommend the services of C&B Property Maintenance in providing outdoor drainage solutions to homeowners looking to sell their property. That way sellers can include attractive outdoor photos of their yard in their social media posts.
While the best way to sell a house is to photograph the most aesthetically appealing sections of the house like the living room, kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms, sellers should include visual presentations of their front lawns and backyards.
A well manicured front lawn and a hardscape-improved and properly maintained backyard can increase the value of a house. In contrast, lawns and yards that show signs of stagnant water can immediately give the impression of outdoor drainage problems that require proper yard drainage solutions .
Why Call C&B Property Maintenance
In its more than 20 years of operations, C&B Property Maintenance knows that in order to let excess water flow into the larger and deeper water drains, the field has to be land graded to give it an artificial slope. Still, since there are various types of outdoor drains, the solution depends on the situations and requirements of the homeowner.
One of the widely applied outdoor drain solutions is the French Drain.
What Is a French Drain and How Does It Work?
A French Drain is often recommended for flat lawns and yards that typically allow the accumulation of stagnant water.
A French drain consists of a trench, or a long narrow ditch built around the foundation of the house and backfilled with different-sized gravel.
Additionally, perforated pipes are installed in the trench and around the foundation to draw water away. Doing so prevents water from standing and forming stagnant pools on the surface, thereby protecting the foundation against potential damages.
Consider Improving Outdoor Drainage with Innovative and Attractive Designs
Improve the aesthetic appeal of your yard by incorporating attractive and innovative drainage designs. The integration of green Infrastructures such as permeable pavements, bioswales or rain gardens are currently popular trends in sprucing up the outdoor drainage of a front yard.
Permeable pavement refers to a porous surface made from open pore concrete, asphalt or pavers. As a drainage solution, it has an underlying stone reservoir designed to catch rainwater runoffs. The underlying stone reservoir stores the runoffs that will slowly seep into the soil or be directed to flow into a drain tile.
Bioswales are also surface water channels but are sloped in design to convey stormwater runoffs. At the same time bioswales can remove debris since they are usually vegetated or mulched.
Adding a rain garden that collects stormwater in your front yard will definitely create a picture-perfect facade of a house that can immediately attract buyers.
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