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MANAGE WATER RUNOFF TO REDUCE EXCESS WATER ON YOUR PROPERTY



Runoff occurs when there is more water than land can absorb. If you've noticed concerning water build up on your property which could potentially lead to water damage, here are some helpful management tips:


1. CHECK YOUR GUTTERS & DOWNPIPES

a) Inspect for clogged or damaged gutters

b) Inspect your gutters have end caps

c) Inspect downpipes aren't clogged

d) If you don't already have one, consider adding a leaf guard to stop leaves building up in gutters. You can also


2. DRAINAGE

Assess which drainage solution is right for your property:

a) SURFACE DRAINAGE. Surface drainage systems remove excess water from the land's surface through channels or ditches.

b) SUBSURFACE DRAINAGE. Includes PVC slotted subsurface pipes.

c) SLOPE DRAINAGE. Slope drains provide a potentially effective method of conveying water safely down steep slope away from the property.

d) DOWNSPOUTS & GUTTER SYSTEMS.


3. ADD A RAIN GARDEN

Rain gardens are self-watering, low-maintenance gardens designed to protect our rivers and creeks by capturing stormwater that runs off hard surfaces when it rains. Rain gardens come in many different shapes and sizes, so choose a design that suits the area where you're capturing stormwater.


4. INSTALL A RAINWATER TANK

If your property doesn't already have one, add a rainwater tank. Rainwater tanks collect stormwater runoff from gutters, reducing the amount that enters our waterways and overflow remaining on your property in extreme rainfall periods.


5. PREVENT DRAIN BLOCKAGE

Leaves and excess debris entering your drain can lead to blockages.

a) Cut back trees

b) Add mesh at the bottom of your fence to prevent leaves and dirt from neighbours entering your property



IMPORTANT NOTES:

a) Before digging underground, check the location of underground utilities such as underground electrical and water pipes.

b) If your property is subject to retaining excessive water after heavy rainfall, talk to Piercretre about adding a drain channel when installing a driveway, patio, granny flat slab or pathway. Alternatively, we can add a concrete drain ditch - a drainage ditch is a depression in the land created to channel water.

 

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