With the large amount of late winter snow received this year we are sure to be in for a significant snow melt this spring. Please be aware of potentially adverse effects drainage patterns at your property this spring.
With the large amount of late winter snow received this year, we are sure to be in for a significant snow melt this spring. Please be aware of potentially adverse effects of drainage at your property this spring.
There are a few simple measures everyone can take to ensure that your property and your neighboring properties are not at risk for poor drainage. Water should be directed away from structures and off the property by means of proper grading as much as possible. This can be accomplished by providing a gradual slope away from structures, where water can easily flow. A gradual slope may reduce soil erosion and pooling of water on properties.
An additional measure, to ensure adequate drainage at properties, is providing downspouts when possible and extensions if needed. It may also be necessary to create channels in the snow for water to flow through. These are a cheap and effective way of directing melt water from roof and gutters away from structures. Please ensure that all downspouts and extensions are directed within your property limits or along drainage easements. Water shall not be cast directly onto public streets, sidewalks, or neighboring properties.
If you would like more information regarding drainage on or near your property please contact Engineering at 952.953.2490. To report potential code violations contact Ben Pierson in Code Enforcement by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 952.953.2571.