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At A&J Property Restoration, we already know that autumn in Wisconsin is a beautiful season to experience. In addition to changing leaf colors and cooler nights, autumn can also bring rain and blustery thunderstorms. If storms get bad enough, excess rain water can become a problem for Wisconsin homes.
Too much water can lead to flooding, and water damage is not something that any homeowner wants to deal with. One way to keep rainwater from finding its way into your home is to consider building a rain garden!
Rain gardens are not only great for keeping water away from your basement, but it’s also a way to put the water to good use instead of relying on tap water to keep your plants watered.
Here’s how you can build your own rain garden.
A rain garden will keep the water that flows from your roof and into your gutters in different areas in your yard, all designed with one purpose – to collect the rain water. What happens in a rain garden is simple, the water is collected in shallow depressions of loose soil, and these depressions clean the water as it seeps back into the ground.
Here’s the great thing about rain gardens, anyone that has enough space around their home can build one, and the garden is easily maintained like any other garden.
Not only are rain gardens great for the environment by filtering sediment out of water before it flows off site, but keeping storm water close to where it drops, gives the rain water less of a chance to get contaminated by chemicals, metals, or oils.
Rain gardens also help increase the groundwater quality and make for higher hydrological health. Another great advantage is they’re easy to set up.
You don’t need to have a degree in engineering to build a rain garden! Anyone can make one, and they can fit into small spaces as well. A lot of the planning of a rain garden can be done outside of gardening season, so fall is a great time to start – right before snow falls!
Even with the best planning, flooding can still occur in your home, causing water damage in its wake. If this happens, the professionals at A&J Property Restoration can help. Our water damage team is available 24/7, and prepared to deal with any type of water damage – large or small.
Visit our website to see the services we offer and how we can handle the damage from flooding or excess rain water in your Madison, Wisconsin home. Call us anytime – we’re standing by ready to help.