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How to Get Your Property Ready For Fall and Winter Weather

The leaves are falling and then comes the snow. Your property should be prepared for whatever the forecast shows.

Benton, Kentucky gets an average of 5 inches of snow per year and an average of 51 inches of rain. Weather like this can impact your property in many ways, depending on if you have prepared for it or not.

Property Drainage

One of the most important things when it comes to your property and the weather changes is your drainage solution.

When you have a drainage problem, you may notice:

  • Water stains in a basement

  • Cracks in the foundation

  • Mildew in an attic

  • Mineral deposits on basement walls

  • Gullies in your landscape

  • Silt on pathways

  • Mulch in places it doesn’t belong

  • Wetness in a crawl space

  • Discolored carpet near an exterior wall

  • Water ponding on patios, sidewalks, or driveways

  • Water in the garage when it rains

  • Sticking windows

  • Bowing basement walls

  • Musty odors

If any of these problems happen on your property, contact our team of professionals to help you install a new drainage system.

Finding the right system for your home can help get rid of lawn low spots, inadequate rate of infiltration, excessive runoff, and oversaturated soil.

Erosion Control

When your property is not properly managed, erosion can be a big issue. It can threaten the structural foundation of your home.

Erosion is caused by wind, rain and ice. It can cause the earth to move and shift.

Our erosion control specialists are here to help ensure your property stays safe.

Planting trees, shrubs and grass is one way to prevent erosion, as well as drainage solutions. Since water is the primary cause of erosion, it is important to control it with the amount of rain and snow Kentucky gets.

Clean Your Gutters

With the falling leaves, rain and snow, keeping your roof gutters can be important. Small and large debris can stop the flow of water when draining from the gutters.

Firewood

Get the fire ready and grab some hot cocoa. Be sure you are stocked up on firewood for the winter, so you can have the heat and ambiance in your living room.

While you are checking your stock of firewood, also check to ensure your smoke alarms are working and have batteries. This can save you and your family’s lives in case of an emergency.

Outdoor Furniture

Store away or cover up any outdoor furniture that may be damaged by falling leaves, rain or snow.

When covering it, be sure to cover it or store it on a warm dry day, this way you avoid any moisture and possible mold growth on any furniture.

Snow Removal

Be sure you have the equipment and drainage solution for both snow removal and snow melt.

Get the snowplow or blower out of storage and test it out before any big snow storms. This will ensure you do not get stuck in the inches of snow that will come through Benton this winter.

Get Festive

Last but not least, get festive. Deck the house with Christmas lights and decorate the tree for all those to see through the window.

Every holiday has a different tradition, whether you decorate for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa.

Maybe add some holiday scents, from candles or baking. Pumpkin spice, Christmas cookies and more.

Supreme Enterprises LLC, are experts within Benton, Kentucky, and the surrounding areas and can provide top-notch assistance in drainage solutions. Call us at (270) 201-5098 for all your drainage and excavation needs!