Water Drainage: The Path of Least Resistance
What’s the best solution for your water drainage problem? Here at Emerson Contracting NW, some of our options include a French drain, culverts, ditching, or grading. Before we decide the best solution for your water drainage problem, we will need to examine your property for water resistance.
Let’s talk about resistance!
Resistance is an obstacle that forces a path for your flowing rain or ground water.
The path of least resistance applies on a local, not global, reference. For example, water always flows downhill. The path of least resistance describes the simplest path from point A to point B. It’s the easiest route forward among a given set of alternatives. Water is the bell weather example for seeking the lowest ground by the simplest route.
Let’s consider how resistance is making your water flow and what it’s doing to your home and property. Water will choose the path of least resistance, so obstacles that may be causing water to pool or drain towards your buildings or valuable land need to be removed. Installing a less resistant drainage option will help prevent damage from happening.
All of our water drainage options are chosen specifically for your drainage needs to protect your property, home and investments. Check back again and we’ll discuss the different types of drainage solutions and how they are best used.
In the meantime, if you have questions or concerns about a water drainage problem at your home, please contact Emerson Contracting NW! Call 503-837-1372 or use our handy contact form and we’ll get back to you.