In Dallas, the weather is humid in summers. Many pests can grow on a Dallas property that is not well cared for. Maintaining your property requires you to have an effective drainage system. If you have just bought a house that does not have a proper drainage system, get an experienced contractor to install it for you. Some homes have the drains but the system is non-functional. There are companies you can find online that will come out to the property and fix the drains for you at an affordable cost. Before the rainy season comes around it is good to get them fixed.
If your landscape is not properly graded it is likely you will have a collection of water in your yard or frontage after the rains. If you have drains in place the rainwater will go down these drains and free up the land so it can take sunshine to get dry. This eliminates the risk of a pest population. Sometimes floods can also cause a lot of devastation and if water stands on your property you will have to use a sump pump to get rid of it.
Standing water is not a pleasant sight and can breed mosquitoes, flies, ants and other pests. The foundation can also get damp when the standing water creeps through the crawl spaces in the foundation. This can give you termite colonies on your property that will eat up the wood fast and also chew out your papers and fabric.
A termite infestation can be a very costly thing to deal with. To prevent financial damage it is a good idea to keep the basement and the exterior flooring dry. As a preventive measure get the drains installed. There are many types of drainage systems that you can choose from. The most common types in Dallas are surface drains and French drains. Both are durable and can be easily maintained. Installation of surface drains requires a little more cost, time and effort but the French drains are simple to install, are least costly, and do not require much time either. A French drain is designed to collect water that is accumulating below the surface and not above it. The installation will increase the property value and also protect the foundation. The flowers and plants in the garden will stay safe from water damage and you will not have to spend money on redoing your garden after the rainy season.
A surface drain is a right choice for you if you have water against your concrete slab or the beam foundation. For homes where the land is sloping towards your structure this type of drainage solution needs to be used. If you find the costs high contact the landscape experts to fix the problem.
If water pools around concrete it can get decomposed. Most walkways are made of concrete and the French drains can save you from the expense of making a new walkway. The basement of your house will also remain dry. In a damp basement mold and mildew begins to grow. The presence of such fungi is damaging for the lungs and airways. Mold and mildew also make the kids and pets ill. It can cause dizziness, fatigue, headaches, nasal irritation and nausea. Installing French drains on your property will keep everyone at home safe from illness.