Each winter and spring, do your rain gutters require hours and hours of attention to remove all the debris caught in them? Taking care of the problem can be tedious, but ignoring it can be disastrous. Rain gutters protect a home from rainwater damage. Made of troughs to collect the runoff of rain, they channel […]
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Once the rain runs off the roof and has been captured by the gutters and funneled to the ground, everything is great, right? Well, maybe not. There are three main components of a rain gutter system: the gutter itself, the downspout/extension and the underground drain pipe. This last portion is what guarantees you are not […]
Your poor flowers are drowning in rainwater. The solution is pretty simple. You can have a professional install a drainage system, or you can even do it yourself. Let’s take a look at the reasons your flowers are wet and the steps to preventing their beds from flooding. Why are your flowers getting flooded? Typically, […]
So, you know you need to install or change the rain gutters on your house and you want to do it yourself, but realize you’ve no idea how to get started! We’d like to help you get it right the first time. You will need: a tape measure a friend to help hold the tape […]
If you’re finding that your yard has difficulty draining in some areas, there’s a simple, yet elegant, solution to be had– the French drain. Contrary to its name, this type of drain wasn’t invented in France, but in the United States. It gets the name from its inventor Henry Flagg French, who invented it in the mid-19th century. The French drain is a trench with a […]
Whoever said that an ounce of maintenance is more precious than a pound of cure wasn’t kidding! All home maintenance bills are exponentially less than the cost even one emergency repair. A checklist is worth its weight in gold. We would like to touch on some basics. Please note this list is not all-inclusive, as […]
Summer whizzes by, and fall arrives fast. Ready your home for changes autumn brings, particularly where falling leaves and rainwater are concerned. Rake away. That doesn’t mean put the rake away. Rather, it’s an action to take when fall leaves cover your landscape. Remove the yearly leaf drop from your lawn so that this blanket of vegetation doesn’t stifle next year’s grass.
During a recent rainstorm, I arrived to my new home to see my husband digging furiously in the puddles of mud as our home’s foundation. I was amused because I knew exactly what was wrong and how to fix the soggy, wet foundation and prevent a leaky basement. I also knew my hubby was thinking, “My […]