Landscape Maintenance ChecklistLandscaping & Foundation Health Checklist
Landscape Maintenance Checklist
Whether you’re preparing a house for sale, or giving new homeowners tips, don’t forget the foundation.
As an easily overlooked part of a home, the foundation is the most important part of the building.
Without a strong and stable foundation, the home will have structural problems.
Most of us hide the foundation behind landscaping, but don’t forget to think about the impact of shrubs, trees and other foliage on the home’s foundation.
Landscape Maintenance Checklist: Foundation Safety Considerations
This landscape maintenance checklist is a great resource for anyone involved in home ownership.
Large trees and roots
Grading is critical
Make sure the gutter drains point away from the home. Ideally the drains will discharge 5 feet away from the house. Installing an underground discharge line is an attractive option that doesn’t interfere with landscape or mowing. Check out JES’ downspout extension options.
Low lying areas
Pavement and driveway sloping
Don’t place sprinklers next to the home. The excess water can create hydrostatic pressure which will cause foundation damage. If the sprinklers are already installed either lower the setting on the sprinkler heads closest to the home or use a rain gauge to time the system.