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New white papers on improving drainage systems

March 6, 2011

Italian Garden drainage

As spring approaches and temperatures rise, the property care team switches from monitoring for snow and ice dams to focusing on rain and drainage issues. Heavy rains on still-frozen ground could quickly result in flooded basements, threatening mechanical equipment and generating mold.

In response to the flooding of 2010, Historic New England invested in drainage planning at twelve of our sites and was able to implement quick repairs and upgrades. As part of our commitment to sharing what we learn, we developed new white papers on site drainage.

We hope you find the white papers helpful when thinking about your own drainage issues. Please consider donating to the Preservation Maintenance Fund to support drainage planning and other preservation projects at our historic properties.

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New white papers on improving drainage systems