Spring rains may bring life to your home’s plants, but too much of it can cause your garden or lawn to get eroded. This is why you need to take measures to reduce the effect of rain on the ground. Here are some great tips from the leading lawn and roofing contractor in the area.
Check for Water Traps
Rainwater tends to get channeled down the lowest points of your home’s yard. That said, you have to pay attention to sunken parts of your home’s garden, especially if you have features like fire pits or sunken flower beds. You can use barriers to channel water away from these potential water traps.
Check Your Gutters
Local roofing companies say that a big part of erosion-causing water comes from runoff shed by your roof. You need a proper gutter system to catch that water and safely redirect it to the storm drain. This will greatly reduce the amount of water that penetrates the soil and reduce the chances of possible issues such as liquefaction.
Rip rap is made of granite pieces that can absorb a lot of water. These stones are embedded into the soil and act as absorbent so the soft soil doesn’t get completely saturated. Riprap works best on slopes or artificially made mounds.
Add More Plants
Another great way to control erosion is to add more plants to your property. The plants will reduce the amount of water absorbed by the soil, plus you also make your garden look better, which gives your new picture window an even more attractive, erosion-free view.
Need help with erosion control? Let us help you out. Hinkle Roofing is the leading home improvement contractor in the area. you can call us at (205) 964-9677 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.