We all dream of a future home where we can have all the comforts we never had in our previous homes or rented apartments. However it’s a situation where we invest in the comfortable and less stress environment
The foundation of every home plays an important role in the rigidity and structure of the property. And since the substructure has a lot of responsibilities, it is necessary it stays in the best shape possible with regular maintenance targeted towards keeping water away from the foundation and the rest of the home in general.
Lack of proper drainage system which we lack in Nigeria has continued to contribute to a lot of disheartening events like flooding and collapse of buildings if the foundation is not deeply rooted.
It won’t cost you anything to maintain a good drainage system in your home; it comes with a lot of benefit too. Here are some of the benefits of having a good drainage system in your home:
It prevents water accumulation
This is the most important use of a good drainage system; it allows the free flow of water and in most cases prevents accumulation that can lead to flooding. Drainage systems also prevent the accumulation of stagnant water, which can encourage mosquitoes to breed.
It reduces the occurrence of soil erosion
Accumulated water over time can lead to soil degradation which brings about a muddy ground surface which in turn will result in soil erosion. But with an effective drainage system you don’t have to worry about the washing away of your garden’s top soil and help maintain the balanced moisture too.
It guarantees a healthy living if properly managed
The regular maintenance of the drainage system is very important as it will continuously wave any possible blockage that may be caused by eroded sediments or not properly disposed waste.