Housing


The Dangers of Standing Water


Posted By on Apr 17, 2019

I can’t tell if hurricanes and floods are more prevalent, or with more media coverage, I just hear about them more. Either way, it seems like every other week during hurricane season, I see a horrific story about homes getting destroyed or businesses losing their property to a natural disaster.

However, disasters that completely destroy property aren’t the only problem in the world. Sometimes, smaller issues can lead to bigger headaches because they require constant upkeep or multiple repairs. At least, that was the case for when my brother’s house had a huge standing water issue. He asked if I could figure out a solution because I tend to be the more handy brother in our family.

I didn’t know why he thought it was so urgent to fix the standing water issue, but it turns out that standing water on lawns can affect house foundations, causing dangerous cracks in floors. Even worse, standing water eventually collects dangerous contaminants and chemicals like oil that will eventually seep into your lawn. The damage could be long-lasting and turn your green paradise into a brown, dirty mess!

Standing water can also affect tree roots, potentially leading to accidents. Not to mention the mold that can develop if dirty, bacteria-filled water is just lying dormant in puddles on your lawn. All of that is to say, after doing my research, I understand why he was so insistent on getting his drainage issues resolved on his lawn.

The next step, of course, was to find a company that could fix his drainage issues. I’ve never had standing water issues or anything similar on my lawn, so I didn’t have a trusted company to recommend him off the top of my head. Thankfully, the Internet and friends with experience handling issues like this all pointed me in the same direction: Midwest Lawn Co.

Midwest Lawn Co has over a decade of experience in lawn management services like hardscaping, softscaping, outdoor entertainment space installations, and plain old lawn cutting. But they also are the best drainage experts in the Chesterfield area. Their drainage work is holistic, meaning they take into account all of the factors that will impact the current drainage issues but also future potential issues.

Some of those include future rain averages, expected snow runoff, and more. Midwest Lawn Co will send out a specialist to your property to look at the problems and craft a specific solution to your issues; no one-size-fits-all for this lawn service company! Which is exactly what I feared for my brother’s property. I hate companies who cut corners on anything, whether it’s lawn care, product delivery, or even food preparation. I deserve quality service that matches the amount I pay for!

For some lawns, simply installing a grate or easy drainage tool will suffice. But for more extensive issues, subsurface drainage systems may be necessary. Additionally, Midwest Lawn Co will work to protect your pond or water features. Flooding or standing water that seeps into the pond is not only gross but dangerous for the long-term stability of your pond. They will build a pond wall or a draining path for standing water as part of the solutions to draining problems.

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Buying A Possibly Mold-Infested House


Posted By on Oct 18, 2016

It is important to recognize potential mold issues before buying a house. When house-hunting, make it your responsibility as well to check for presence of molds and potential mold infestation, but the seller also has the responsibility of disclosing information mold problems and to discuss an agreement around the mold problems that is discovered during the flow of the sale. There are many ways that you can detect molds in your potential house.

Aside from doing your own inspection of the house, you can ask for a home inspector to do it for you and give you their professional assessment of the possible danger and risks of mold growth inside the house. They can include their assessment in the inspection report and cite anything that can lead to mold growth. According to the Hach & Rose, LLP personal injury lawyer team, states require sellers and agents/appraisers to disclose information regarding possible presence of molds in the house, as well as circumstances tor situations that can lead to mold growth, otherwise they might be held responsible for withholding information that can endanger you and your family’s health.

If the homeowner or the seller/agent did not disclose any information of a mold infestation in the house that eventually lead to health complications to the new residents who brought the house, the owner or seller can be held liable for negligence and failure to disclose information. It can be difficult to point out who can be held legally responsible for the damage the mold infestation has caused, therefore finding a personal injury attorney should be top priority. They know how the process works and can advice you the best option whether to sue or settle with those responsible. Furthermore, personal injury lawyers understand the state laws can know how each factor in the case can affect the outcome, making a strong case against the owner/seller and ensuring that all damages can be properly compensated.

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