flower bed basement moisture concern?

Reply

  #1  
Old 04-06-16, 09:18 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 592
flower bed basement moisture concern?

I removed cedar mulch and landscape fabric from the flower beds right next to the cement foundation of my house with no immediate plan on replacing it.

Does water saturate bare ground more so than the mulch and pourous fabric?

I don't want to cause moisture issue in basement but I am not all that concerned since I cant see the mulch and fabric holding back that water in any case. What do you think?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 04-06-16, 11:04 AM
Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 4,145
All that mulch was doing is holding in the water, it's better it's gone.
 
  #3  
Old 04-06-16, 01:06 PM
Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,341
The primary use of mulch with landscape fabric is to prevent weeds. Mulch also retains moisture and can be aesthetically attractive.

Bedded foundation plantings can contribute to basement moisture - with or without mulch. If you are getting water in your basement - mulch or no mulch won't make much of a difference.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'