Hello, and welcome to our blog here at Colorado Deck Drain Experts. If you’ve been in-state the last couple of days, you were probably one of many people concerned about the weather conditions. Yesterday, we experienced what’s called a ‘bomb cyclone’ which is caused by a rapid change in pressure in the atmosphere. This storm has left us with a lot of wet snow and ice to deal with, and knowing Colorado, all of this will be melted within a matter of days. As such, we thought it might be a good time to remind you why it’s so great to have under-deck drainage during a time like this and why the professionals here at Colorado Deck Drain Experts should be the first ones you call. If you have any questions for us, please don’t hesitate to give get in touch with us today.
It Creates An Outdoor Living Space Below The Deck
First and foremost, under-deck drainage systems allow you to make use of and enjoy the area below your deck without getting wet. Let’s face it, we’re all looking for a way to free up a little space around the home and look for any excuse we can to spend more time outside. What better way than to free up the patio area below your deck? What’s more, if you find that your deck is overcrowded or there’s just too much going on up there, you can start moving things downstairs. If the area you live in is particularly hot in the summers or rainy in the spring, you’ll always have this area as a last resort if you still want to spend time outside.
It Affords You More Storage Space
If spending time below your deck is not your thing, you can at least rest easy knowing you have some extra storage space. As a homeowner, you know that when the weather gets dicey in the winter it’s not safe or wise to leave everything out on your deck. Things like tables, chairs, and awnings can easily become damaged if they’re weighed down with snow or sustain water damage. Many homeowners will drag all this to the front of their house and put it in their garage for the winter. Although there’s nothing wrong with this per se, it’s safe to bet that there are a lot better things you can be doing with that extra space in your garage like using it for another car or to store other things. If your deck drains properly, you should have no problem using the under deck patio area as temporary storage during the winter.
Preventing Rot and Decay
Wood is not naturally waterproof. Even wood that is treated with a waterproof sealant is not completely waterproof either. What this means is that if your deck drainage is not done correctly or you have no drainage system at all, there’s always a chance that water will pool up somewhere and cause damage to the deck. Although many decks last up to 15 or 20 years, if they are exposed to water damage, you can easily expect them to last half as long. When you contact Colorado Deck Drain Experts, you can ensure that we will thoroughly inspect your deck to make sure there’s no chance of water damage.
It Protects Your Home
Under-deck drainage systems don’t just free up space below the deck while protecting the integrity of the deck, they also protect your home as a whole. One of the biggest causes of foundation damage to a home is too much water pooling up along the sides of the home. When this water seeps into the ground, it causes something called hydrostatic pressure which can lead to cracks in the foundation of the home. This is why every home has gutters and drainage spouts that carry water away from the home, rather than allowing it to fall directly off the edge. Fortunately, under-deck drainage systems do the same thing only with your deck which will protect the overall integrity of your home.
Contact Colorado Deck Drain Experts Today
As your Top Rated Local® deck drainage company in the area, Colorado Deck Drain Experts knows what it means to deliver quality and reliability with each and every installation. As a homeowner, you spend enough time worrying about your home and all the projects that you need to take care of. You probably have to budget and prioritize certain projects to make sure everything gets done. And we believe the last thing you should be worrying about is a rotting or damaged deck that could cost thousands to repair or replace. Contact us today to learn more about our under-deck drainage systems in Colorado or stay tuned to our blogs for more information.