Effects Of Water Drainage Problems
Below are some of the outcomes that water drainage problems can lead to.
Mold – When there is water and dampness, there tends to be mold. Water pooling up on the side of your foundation can become the perfect home for mold growth. Besides being gross, mold can also bring serious health issues like eye and skin irritation, coughing, and lung infections.
Bugs – When water pools up, it creates the perfect home for mosquitos and other pests. Mosquitos breed in shallow water and will typically lay their eggs near stagnant water. In humid states, mosquitos can be everywhere, carrying potential diseases.
Lawn – Your lawn can become an over-watered swamp. Plants need oxygen just as much as they need water. When water has nowhere to go and saturates the soil, it drowns the plants or grass.
Basement – If you have a basement, and water is draining toward your foundation, it’s going to find its way through cracks, joints, window wells, or porous concrete. Please read this article for more information on the effects of water in your basement and solutions for removing it.