How to Tell if Your Commercial Property is Draining Properly

If your property is soggy, damp, or mildewy there are some easy commercial drainage solutions available to you.
Here’s how to tell if you need them:

Water isn’t Draining Properly

There are a few signs of improper draining to keep an eye out for such as:

  • Buckled Asphalt
  • Lines of muddy silt on buildings
  • Dampness or mildew in basements
  • Downspouts directing water too close to your buildings
  • Big puddles form on surfaces

A property with proper water management will flush excess rainwater through public sewers or natural outlets such as rivers or lakes while leaving your walkways, parking lots, and basements dry.

Why Drainage is Important

Excess water can cause serious damage to your commercial property. It can damage your building’s foundation, erode and crack sidewalks, driveways and retaining walls.

Too much water creates mold and mildew and causes cracks in interior walls and exterior surfaces. Damp conditions can even encourage mosquitoes and rodents to breed.

Excess water is also a safety issue. You don’t want visitors or customers tripping on damaged asphalt or wading through puddles to get to your entrance.

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