While drainage problems typically become prevalent during the rainy seasons, signs of poor drainage can manifest themselves year-round. The signs can be subtle; look for these symptoms of poor drainage to help you spot and fix potential headaches.
Overflowing gutters are typically caused by debris buildup clogging gutter outlets, preventing water from exiting the downspout as intended. If you don’t take action, overflowing gutters can rot siding, ruin paint jobs, and cause structural damage.
Standing Water on the Ground
Water puddles that don’t vanish 24 to 36 hours after rainfall are often to blame for persistent wet areas and standing water. Standing water too close to the foundation causes soil erosion.
Standing water in landscaped areas of your property can result in grassless muddy patches, washed-out flower beds, and dying plants suffering from too much water.
Cracks in the Foundation
Foundations often have small cracks that appear as houses settle over time. Most are harmless, but bigger cracks bear watching. Large cracks, where you see space between the lines, are signs of real trouble, especially if the crack grows larger. This might be an indication of a drainage problem needing the attention of a professional.
If poor drainage exists, it is important to invest in professional roof services as soon as possible to minimize any future damage. DBS Industries is one of the best roofing companies in Ghana for these services.