flower bed basement moisture concern?


Old 04-06-16, 09:18 AM
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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?
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Old 04-06-16, 11:04 AM
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All that mulch was doing is holding in the water, it's better it's gone.
Old 04-06-16, 01:06 PM
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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.
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