Drainage 101 with Ryan Larsen aka Dr. Drainage

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This year’s El Nino is shaping up to be the strongest on record since 1997-1998. And it appears the heavy rain has started… so what can you do now if you didn’t prepare in advance? Ryan Larsen aka Dr. Drainage is a technical service manager at NDS, Inc., a leader in stormwater management for both residential and commercial markets. The two common stormwater problems are foundation damage and a flooded basement, which can cost homeowners anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000 in repairs, and between $500 and $10,000 to dry a basement, according to the U.S. National Flood Insurance Program

Drainage 101
· Clear out drain gutters
· Build up a dirt perimeter
· Fill In holes
· Look for problem areas
· Know your soil type
· Obey the 10-foot radius rule
· Know your local regulations
· Identify a local contractor in advance

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