I hear so many people call in about problems with water getting in their crawl space or lower level of their house. Tom reiterates the importance of gutters and downspouts placed at least 4 to 6 feet away and the proper grading of the soil. My girlfriends house has a daylight basement and has an area that water is entering. I explained to her about gutters and grading. However, we are at a disagreement!!!! Sooo….. I am here to get some clarification. I told her that putting plants close to and around the house are asking for trouble. I am against it. In my opinion, how she waters them and how much would be a concern, so why not just avoid a costly time consuming problem???
Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated!