Old 08-13-05, 08:05 PM
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Is it harmful to a foundation to plant flowers near it if the flowers need a lot of water.
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Depends on;

1. If the basement exterior walls have not been waterproofed.
2. If you currently have any issues with water infiltration into the basement.
3. If you don't have gutters on your home.
4. If the current grade is sloped away from the foundation.
5. If you have a sump pump that is ejecting water well away from the home.

Normally, not a problem. Flowers don't take that much water to cause any concerns with your foundation.

Hope this helps!

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