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Water Pooling At End of Driveway? Here's What To Do...By admin
Thursday, 22 November 2018
Despite the magnitude of problems that poor drainage can create, it’s often an overlooked element of construction and water pooling at the end of the driveway is one potential consequence of this.
Water pooling at the end of a driveway that connects with your home can be a major problem. Too much water left to settle against the walls of your property can cause serious issues with damp, potentially leaving you with a damp property interior.
Where there is a risk of damp, the risk of mould is almost always present. As mouldy walls can greatly damage your health, fixing any drainage issues with a driveway should be a top priority.
There are a couple of ways that you can approach the problem of water pooling at the end of a driveway. You could consider the option of a quick-fix, where you tackle the end result of poor driveway drainage, or tackle the problem head-on by fixing the surface of your driveway.
To cover both options, we’re going to take a look at what is involved in both, so you can decide for yourself which option is right for you and your home...
The Quick-Fix Solution: Fix-Up That Drainage
For water to pool in an area, it means that there isn’t adequate drainage to carry the water away. This could be due to an absence of any drainage or due to existing drainage being overwhelmed by the quantity of water.
For a quick-fix solution, you can start by increasing the drainage in the area where the water is pooling. You have a few options for drainage, with two of the most common options being either to install a drainage channel or a soakaway.
A drainage channel that covers the entirety of the width of the driveway, where the drainage problems are occurring, will help to transport the pool of water away from your home.
A soakaway is normally used when existing drainage can’t keep up with excess water. These essentially consist of a specially designed hole, filled with a material such as gravel, that provides enhanced drainage.
To make sure that any drainage installed can keep up with demand, it’s essential that it’s cleaned and maintained on a regular basis.
As a permeable material, resin driveways naturally reduce surface water run-off by allowing the water to naturally drain through the surface of the driveway. This reduces the overall amount of water that is running down your driveway and having to be taken care of by your drains
The Comprehensive Solution: Change the Driveway Surface
Drainage is one of the biggest problems that paved exterior surfaces face and with the large expanse of space that a driveway takes up, the problems can be even more substantial.
For a comprehensive solution that will help to solve drainage problems in the long-run, it’s worth considering the option of switching to a permeable driveway material.
Resin bound surfaces are one of the best permeable driveway options on the market and are especially well-suited to areas where water pooling is a problem.
As a permeable material, resin driveways naturally reduce surface water run-off by allowing the water to naturally drain through the surface of the driveway. This reduces the overall amount of water that is running down your driveway and having to be taken care of by your drains.
With a resin bound surface, you won’t have to deal with puddles forming or pooling water at the end of the driveway; there will also be less risk of that excess water causing problems with damp and mould inside your home.
Resin bound surfaces are also very smooth, incredibly durable and exceptionally easy to maintain, so you’ll get a driveway that’s much more practical and very aesthetically pleasing!
When you choose Home Logic to install your new driveway, you’re getting years of experience, excellent customer care, and an extensive range of options to create a beautifully customised driveway!
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Drainage problems can cause no end of issues with the look, function and longevity of your driveway. A driveway with poor drainage is never going to be a benefit to your home, which is why at Home Logic, we make sure that all our resin bound driveways can drain perfectly.
When you choose Home Logic to install your new driveway, you’re getting years of experience, excellent customer care, and an extensive range of options to create a beautifully customised driveway.
To get more information about resin driveways as a solution to pooling at the end of an existing driveway, don’t hesitate to contact the team at Home Logic for advice and an on-site detailed survey. Simply dial 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to get started today!Related Home Logic Living Articles
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