The maintenance of property drainage systems is imperative for homes susceptible to flooding and other water issues according to Ratedpeople.com, the UK’s largest matchmaking service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen.
A healthy drainage system is vital in preventing water damage to properties for a number of reasons. One is that soil around foundations must be kept at the correct moisture level in order to preserve foundation integrity. This will reduce the risk of leaks forming, a problem particularly relevant to basement conversions or cellars. To achieve this, home owners must always ensure that their gutters are clear and are directing water away from the base of their property to low points further afar.
The installation of a trench or “French” drainage system is also a good way of collecting ground water and directing it to a low area of the land. These drainage systems collect water in purpose-built gravel covered wells, and then use a system of pipes to distribute the water across the surrounding terrain. This is a particularly useful system for maintaining an even moisture level across a property’s land.
Ottokar Rosenberger, Director of Sales and Marketing at Ratedpeople.com, said: “Home owners should always pay attention to where water is falling across their property, so that any problems can be pre-empted and dealt with sooner rather than later.
“Once a home owner decides that they need to make alterations to their drainage system to improve water flow, they should always be sure to consult their local planning office and a professional. When digging underground, home owners need to be wary of any plumbing that may already be present, as a burst pipe can lead to expensive repercussions, not to mention risk of prosecution.”
Ratedpeople.com helps home improvers find recommended tradesmen quickly and easily. You can choose from 24 different trades and find tradesmen such as landscape gardeners, local builders or recommended roofers.
Every month, Ratedpeople.com manages over £30m in home improvement projects with more than 1,000 tradesmen signing up, making it the UK’s largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen. There are more than 55,000 ratings on Ratedpeople.com to date and its system ensures that tradesmen are only rated by previous customers who find them through the site. This results in one of the fairest and most robust rating systems on the web.
For further information on how to source a recommended tradesman in your area, visit www.Ratedpeople.com.
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